Every mom has her own methods when it comes to parenting even as each goes the extra mile to provide the care possible for her baby.
Here are some useful tips to give your baby the best care growing up:
Less screen time, more playtime
A quick way for most parents today to keep their babies entertained is to have an animated sing-along video, sometimes about a family of sharks. But while tapping a smart device is easy, studies have shown that playtime can actually help children in their physical, emotional, and social development.
“I believe that balance can be achieved,” said Danika Nemis (@danikanemis).
“My baby can have screen time as long as she also has time for play outdoors. As a parent, it is your role to think of interesting and exciting activities for you and your kids,” she added.
As a surfer mom to her 4-year-old daughter, Nemis said playtime activities are learning experiences.
“It is important that she learns from first-hand experience and then we supplement with screen time by showing her surf videos and other content that is aligned with our values and lifestyle,” she said.
You can never be too clean
When it comes to keeping babies clean, it’s only natural for mommies to double their effort—after all, babies have very delicate and still-developing immune systems.
For foodie/beauty blogger and mom of two Maite Cruz (@mommygives), a clean baby means less worries for her as a parent.
“As an OC mom, I make sure that my daughter is kept clean through proper hygiene, regular washing of the whole body, and the use of necessary baby essentials that help in keeping her clean throughout the day,” she said.
Most moms trust products that are gentle to the skin, naturally formulated, dermatologically tested, and paraben-free so that the babies are not only clean but safe from skin damage.
“During the pandemic, with all the activities and games that my child engages in, keeping her clean seemed hard. But the right baby essential products made it easier,” Cruz said.
Take time to prepare meals
Some babies can be a bit picky when it comes to the food they eat. Most mommies have discovered a way to make eating fun while exploring different food combinations.
Momprenuer and content creator Roxanne Montealegre (@roxannemontealegre) said she’s excited every time she prepares food for her babies.
“As someone who used to just dine out or order take out, I also just bought from baby stores online ready-to-mix or cereals and cookies. But when my baby started getting sick, I started to research and learn how to prepare from scratch,” she said.
Ensure they have enough sleep
On the average, babies need 14 to 18 hours of sleep every day. A sleepless baby makes for a sleepless mommy, too. Thankfully, a lot of gentle and calming tricks are available to help the little ones catch the uninterrupted and better sleep. Dab cologne or rub a bit of lotion to keep them feeling cool, fresh, and comfortable.
“This has worked for me for years, a simple bedtime routine for Geof,” said Kaycee Enerva (@themachomom) when it comes to sleepy time with her son.
“I snuggle him in, I massage his legs and arms with baby lotion—which now he can’t live without—and then I play ambient music with matching bedtime story.”
“Hindi ko pa tapos yung story I can hear him snoozing na. Then I get to do what I want like read books or binge my favorite series,” she added.
Choose products that most moms trust
With a variety of products to choose from in the market, it might be overwhelming to pick out which are the best ones for your baby. That is why it’s helpful for a lot of parents to take advice from other parents when it comes to effective and reliable products.
For entrepreneur Tanya Marie Aguila (@tanyamairaaguila), she only trusts proven and tested quality products to provide the best care for her baby, especially as a first-time mom.
“I made it a point to seek advice from ‘seasoned’ moms when it comes to choosing products for my baby. I want the very best for my little one so not only do I do my research on ingredients and claims, I also make sure to listen to real mom feedback so I’m 100% sure it’s a brand I can trust,” she said.
Trusted baby care brands such as Avon Care Baby are suitable even for newborns, and offer a wide array of Baby Skin essentials made with everything moms trust to provide gentle care for babies’ sensitive and growing skin—Wash & Shampoo, Lotion, and Cologne—all available in Calming and Gentle variants.
Clinically and dermatologically-tested, Avon Care Baby products are free from allergens, alcohol, dye, and parabens and contain natural active ingredients.
Shop for the Avon Care Baby and more of your favorite Avon Care products at www.avonshop.ph or contact your local Avon representative.
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