When we are First time mums (and dads!), everything seems so new and our first thought is:
How will I do this?
At least with me was like that.
I’ve read loads of books, had a folder in my IPhone with all the apps, to see the evolution of the baby during the pregnancy, what to do after he was born, what to eat, contraction timer, etc), Pinterest and Youtube were my best friends and lots of Blogs and webpages. Everyday I checked everything, read all the healthy tips, and all of them said the same thing regarding Babies sterilizing:
Baby things should be sterilized till he was 12 months old/one year.
Well that… I didn’t do that.
(ATTENTION: This is my experience and it was my decision, I don’t recommend to anyone).
I sterilized things until he had maybe 6 months old, after that was a combination of things.
If his dummy was soiled, I used normal tap water to clean it.
Started to wash his bottles and teats with normal water and soap.
Still I was “being a Rebel”, I was scared that my decisions were too soon and would affect RJ and he could be sick. Not a chance, the only time we got sick was when he was 10 months old and was about teething problems.
I was always against “putting a baby in a bubble” so we wouldn’t be sick ever (all parents fear this, I am the same), but they need to be immune… And making things squeaky clean won’t do that.
But then I was enlighten!
I discovered this awesome brand (which I am a fan since that Baby and Toddler Show in Birmingham, when I was still pregnant…oh the memories… *dreamy music*) called Vital Baby.
Back then I got in a goody bag, a little spray bottle that said Sanitizing water and a pack of wipes.
Back then, I put it away (Till he’s older…I thought…nonsense).
And there they were in my closet till RJ was 6 months.
Until I had the brilliant idea of reading about them.
And here is what they said:
“Aquaint is a revolutionary 100% NATURAL Cleansing Water that also kills 99.9% of Bacteria in seconds. The water provides the base for it to be highly effective as a cleanser. Its only other ingredient, a NATURAL ACID (Hypochlorous Acid) which is produced in the human body to fight bacteria and germs, provides its antibacterial properties. A unique and safe Sanitising Water -can be safely used on the body (from birth) -can be used on hard surfaces -can be used on surfaces that come into contact with a baby’s mouth -perfect to sanitise soothers, teethers and feeding equipment when out and about.” I started immediately to use it till today!
I have a big bottle of 500ml to stay at home
A little on the go Bottle of 50ml in my baby bag
And the wipes on the bag and on his High Chair
to clean him and the “battling field” after he has eaten.
A wonderful smell!
How use it: You don’t have to wash or rinse anything. Simply spray and you can give it straight away to your baby/toddler. But this sanitizing water is not only for babies. Use it in older children: hands and face cleaning, clean a spoon or fork that fell on the floor if you’re (example) in a picnic in the park, new toys bought and they want to play with it, even in food, you bought an apple and want to feed him, spray it and give it.