From the anticipatory joy of bringing forth a new life to the quickly mushrooming new-parent worries and anxieties, parenthood can be quite an emotional roller coaster! But with all of its ups, downs, spirals, and twists, that moment you first hold your newborn child in your arms is an indescribable experience. Your world transforms! And as you gaze at this tiny human that you cooked up, I’m sure you would instinctively want to smother him with hugs and kisses.
Watch yourself, though! As cute as they are and as happy as you are to see your little bundle of joy, remember your little baby is still very fragile. So before you lavish your baby with those sweet, enthusiastic cuddles, kisses, and pats, here’s an important bit of advice -
Yes, I know you’ve probably heard this more than once! But, this is also surprisingly the most overlooked advice. A lot of people tend to shirk hand-washing, tagging it as a worthless ritual that could potentially lower an infant’s resistance to essential bacteria. Well, I got to agree there’s some truth to it! Excessive hand-washing and over-sanitizing could definitely do more harm than good.
But if you don’t practice adequate hand hygiene, you could possibly be setting your baby up for bigger health risks. Young infants are extremely susceptible to infections, and by touching them with unclean hands, you will be exposing them to an array of disease-causing germs. Not convinced? Here are some stats - The World Health Organization states that nearly 30,000 women and 4,00,000 babies die worldwide every year from infections such as puerperal sepsis, often caused by lack of water, sanitation, and poor hygiene and hand-washing practices.
Fortunately, BabyChakra realizes how precious every baby is and understands how much we all love to cuddle and kiss our babies. Our all-natural hand wash, which is heralded as a ‘Momstar favorite,’ is a sure promise for clean, healthy hands so that you can savor those beautiful moments with your precious newborn.
Because during the first few weeks, your baby’s immune system is incredibly vulnerable and fragile. In fact, according to Cleveland Clinic, your baby’s immune system doesn’t mature until around 2 to 3 months, and, therefore, they can’t fight off bacteria and viruses. A 2018 study carried out by neuroscientists of McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts has also revealed that even a brief episode of bacterial and viral infections within days of a baby’s birth could increase the infant’s risk of developmental disorders such as autism. New mamas and expectant ones alike owe it to themselves and their babies to invest in a natural, toxin-free hand wash.
I’m going to be a tad bit long-winded here. “Oh, I was hopelessly smitten! It definitely was love at first sight”-Isn’t that a sentiment we hear a lot from new parents? But ask a mother, and she’ll tell you it was love even before first sight.
Think about it. You spend nine-long months picking and weighing everything you eat, steer clear of the drive-thru, exercise religiously, cut back on your caffeine and try to catch your seven hours of sleep every night, all for your precious bundle. Then, why expose your baby to chemical-laden products now?
Ordinary soap is loaded with harmful chemicals, synthetic foaming agents, and artificial fragrances. While they may definitely come with a lower price tag, you will be soaking up harmful parabens, sulphates, and triclosan that will strip away your natural oils, rob your skin of moisture, and wreak havoc on your health with frequent use.
Your newborn’s skin is paper-thin, super-sensitive, and extremely prone to rashes. The slightest chemical residue could be a trigger for eczema or atopic dermatitis and irritate your baby’s skin. So, it’s important to make the switch from harmful, commercial soaps to a toxin-free, baby-safe product.
BabyChakra Pure Hand Wash for kids is India’s first and only baby-safe hand wash. The product contains no synthetic ingredients and is free of paraben, sulphate, alcohol, and formaldehyde. The FDA approved product features only naturally derived, non-toxic, safe, and biodegradable ingredients. Don’t believe me? Check out the ingredients for yourself. This natural antibacterial hand wash contains four simple ingredients: coconut oil, tulsi extract, plant-based softeners or vegetable glycerin, and an antimicrobial organic salt base.
Coconut oil, the age-old folk remedy for nourishing, smooth skin, has been used as a base to assist in retaining supple and hydrated skin as well as to improve the skin’s barrier function. The revitalizing blend of tulsi extract and plant-based softeners has been incorporated to help remove impurities, fight off harmful germs on hands, replenish, and soothe out cracked, inflamed, and wounded skin. The addition of an organic salt base further helps to combat inflammation and boost blood circulation to reveal more luminous healthy skin.
This vegetarian product has been thoughtfully conceived and formulated with due consideration for the environment and the world’s animals. What’s more? This mild cleanser is safe to use during pregnancy too!
The BabyChakra Pure Hand Wash for kids can be bought from the official website. You may have to pre-order the product through the website, and it will be dispatched to you within 12 to 15 days from the date of your order. The product is reasonably priced at Rs.299 per bottle (200ml).
To use BabyChakra Pure Hand Wash for kids, follow these simple steps:
• Wet your hands with clean water.
• Apply a few drops of the hand wash on your palm and rub your hands palm-to-palm for at least 20 to 30 seconds.
• When you have done this, rinse your palms under running water and dry it with a clean towel.
• If you are trying to foster hand hygiene in your toddler, ensure that he/she doesn’t miss out on any spots, especially the back of their hands, between their fingers, and under their fingernails.
If your baby is too small to start washing hands with soap and water, you can apply a few drops of the hand wash on a clean cloth and use it to wipe your baby’s hands. Wipe off the soap again with a wet, disposable towel after this.
Start young and set the stage for hygiene and sanitation early. Always turn to safe, non-toxic hand washes to reduce the risk of allergens and harmful chemicals.#carecomesfirst #babycare #kidshealth