Baby Care

While so much of parenting involves caring for your baby in the way you know is best, there are some care aspects that are universal and essential to the well being of your baby. The basics of baby care consist of feeding, diapering, bathing, grooming, and ensuring safe sleep.

Within these categories there is flexibility as to how you can go about care. For example, many parents will choose to purchase store brand disposable diapers for their infant because of the ease of use in daily life and during travel. Many parents will choose to purchase cloth diapers to reduce the cost of re-purchasing diapers as well as reduce their environmental impact. And still, many other parents will choose to purchase only unscented wipes and unscented diapers to reduce exposure to toxins.

There is no right or wrong way to provide for your child, as long as they are in a safe and loving environment, but it never hurts to prepare.

Consider taking one of our newborn care classes to ensure you’ve got the basics down!

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