19 Aug 2022 | 3 min Read
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Infants need to be burped during and after feeding to release air bubbles that can cause discomfort and pain. Babies normally take in some air into their stomachs while they’re drinking and breathing and spit-ups are also bound to happen. The number of times you need to burp your baby during the feeding process depends on your baby’s needs and the type and amount of milk you feed your baby.
When babies burp they sometimes tend to spit up milk and that’s where baby wipes come in handy. Some mums prefer using a burp cloth to wipe the baby’s mouth after they spit up but; baby wipes vs burp cloth; what is better for babies? Let’s take a look.
Baby wipes are disposable, moistened, tissue used for cleansing the skin of babies and toddlers. They are an easy way to wipe a baby’s face when he/she spits up or eats messily. Babies also tend to drool a lot especially when they are teething which can cause skin rashes. This is why using baby wipes to clean off a baby’s face is a convenient way. Baby spit-ups are guaranteed to happen. They easily remove spit-up from the clothes and leave no smell.
Burp cloths are used to keep things clean when the baby spits up. However, depending on how you feed and burp your baby, there are different ways to use them. You can place them over your shoulder or right below their chin.
Burping the baby by placing them over the shoulder is the most common way to burp a baby, especially in the first few months. However, this method tends to get messy and washing them can be an issue especially if you can’t invest so much time. Plus, using the same burp cloth multiple times eventually disturbs the skin pores present on the baby’s face and can irritate the baby’s skin.
When it comes to spitting up, babies do it anywhere. They can spit up on the couch, the carpet or those beautiful baby blankets. That’s where either a burp cloth or baby wipes come in handy. Baby wipes are more convenient and hygienic than burp cloths. Cloth napkins or burp cloths are not disposable and need to be washed after use. This can cause a risk of skin infections due to the repeated use of a single cloth, multiple times. Burp cloths also tend to become rough after repeated use and are not good for a baby’s tender skin.
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