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All about those clean baby hands…
As someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen, I wash my hands a lot! Before I even start cooking, during and after…I could wash my hands 5+ times during the course of a single meal prep. That’s a lot of soap and some soaps can be hard on your skin!
It?s important that you care for your hands and use a hand soap with a simple formula.
I swear… I have never washed my hands more than I have since becoming a parent! The pediatrician tells you that everyone should wash up before holding your newborn so most first time parents tend to ask anyone who comes near their child to scrub from the shoulders down before even looking in their baby’s direction…
I love that commercial where the mom caters to her first baby’s every whim and then hands her second baby over to the dirty mechanic…do you know the one I’m talking about" Makes me laugh every time.
The truth is, hand washing is a big deal! We listened to our doctor and it kept Ryan cold and flu free for 9 months! I gotta tell you…I was pretty proud of that. She was literally 9 months by the time she got her first runny nose and I think it had more to do with teething than anything. (That is a whole blog post on it’s own!!)
Now that she is getting…older…(I might start crying just even typing that word)…I am starting to show her that it’s important to wash her hands. Yes, I still do the occasional quick wipe down with a baby wipe but I’m really trying to start good habits early. For example…from the beginning, we started cleaning her ears and nose after every single bath, even if she didn’t need it. Now, she doesn’t think it’s a big deal and I think hand washing needs to be the same way!
Sometimes the hand washing experience is better than others…and sometimes I end up covered in water̷...