The Benefits of Bamboo Baby Clothing?

The Benefits of Bamboo Baby Clothing?

Everyone loves silky soft clothes, especially newborns... 

Bamboo is one of the best sustainable materials. It is natural, organically grown, super soft, anti allergic and anti bacterial. Bamboo baby clothing is ideal for babies because babies also have a very sensitive skin. 

Breathable bamboo reduces the chances of allergies, it is durable, protects your baby's skin from UV rays and can be worn anytime and anywhere. It maintains body temperature so it is perfect for summer and winter. 

Benefits of Bamboo Baby Clothing 

1 - Super Soft Bamboo

Newborn babies have sensitive skin and the baby clothes should be as soft as possible for their delicate skin. The softness of the bamboo allows yoru baby stay comfortable all day. 

2- Breathable 

All parents are concern about the health of their baby. All common question is that "are baby clothes breathable?" Because your baby cannot tell you whether they are cold or hot. The only thing they can do is to cry or being uncomfortable all day. 

Bamboo is super breathable so your baby can be comfortable all day. Babies generally can be overheated at night or while playing, bamboo solves this problem perfectly providing comfort to your baby throughout the day. 

3- Anti Allergic 

Bamboo is also naturally anti allergic material. This property of bamboo stays for a long time. Especially it is excellent for babies who have skin irritations,  allergies or skin conditions such as eczema. 

Bamboo is also so smooth so it does not rub against your babies skin. Breathability of bamboo provides air to the skin, reduces the chances of having any skin irritations. 

4 - Anti Bacterial

There has been a test between bamboo material against linen, cotton, polyester, silk and so on. As a result, bamboo holds the highest anti bacterial properties. Also, bamboo kills the bacterias up to 99.8% 

Anti bacterial bamboo makes sure that your baby stay odorless from sweat and helps reduce any bacteria that may grown on their skin creating skin issues like eczema or fungal. 

5 - Maintains body temperature 

Bamboo is perfect for keeping your baby's body temperature as it is which is crucial for newborns not being overheated. 

Bamboo keeps your baby warm in winter and cool in summer. It is ideal for cold nights and hot summers. 

6 - Stretchy 

Bamboo baby clothes are so stretchy and gives freedom to babies move freely. Babies play all day and they want to feel comfortable. Bamboo baby clothing provides comfort to your baby all day. 

7 - Absorbent 

Bamboo naturally absorbs sweat from your baby's skin. Your baby likes moving and playing all day and they got hot during the day. Bamboo baby clothes help babies stay cool and fresh by absorbing moisture more than other materials. 

8 - Eco friendly 

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plant in the world. It grows up to 40metre in just couples of months. Choosing bamboo clothing will reduce the impact on the environment.

Bamboo uses less natural resources, no toxins and also benefits its soil allowing for new growth. 

9 - Durable 

Bamboo just needs water to grow so it is super durable fabric that your baby can have. Washing them in cold water and allow them line dry in the sun will retain its properties as mentioned above. 

You can also keep your bamboo baby clothes for the next ones. 

10 - Naturally UV Protectant 

Your baby's skin is ultra sensitive to sun. Bamboo baby clothing can reduce the sun burns and protects your baby's skin up to UV 20-50+. 

There is no any other materials that protects your baby's skin naturally from the sun as much as bamboo does. 

Conclusion 

Bamboo is the best eco friendly and sustainable material you can have for yor baby's sensitive skin. It is incredibly beneficial to use bamboo baby clothing to have a healthy skin and life for your baby. 

 

 

Allergies in Babies

Allergies in Babies

Some kids are born with allergies due to their family genetics or environmental conditions. No parent wants to see their child suffer. Any child can develop allergies, but they are more common in children from families with a history of allergies. That’s why parents should monitor their child for symptoms.

Early identification of childhood allergies will improve your child’s quality of life, reduce the number of missed school days and help you avoid having to use sick time or vacation days to care for your child. 

Allergy Symptoms 

  • Skin rashes such as eczema or hives 
  • Sneezing, coughing, a runny nose or itchy eyes
  • Stomach upset
  • Difficulty in breathing

Common Allergy Triggers in Children

  • Outdoors: tree pollen, plant pollen, insect bites or stings
  • Indoors: pet or animal hair or fur, dust mites, mold
  • Irritants: cigarette smoke, perfume, car exhaust
  • Foods: peanuts, eggs, dairy products such as milk or cheese

As a parent, you can do few things to ease the allergic symptoms. For example if your baby has an allergy for dust mites, you can remove the carpet in his bedroom and also you can use Bamboo Beddings for your baby. 

Bamboo bed sheets minimise allergies by reducing the amount of moisture in your bed. Dust mites love to make their homes in synthetic and down materials. They retain moisture and provide a better living habitat, making the dry environment of Bamboo uninhabitable. 

Allergy sufferers often experience restless sleep due to the irritating symptoms caused by dust mites, but by investing in bamboo bedding products, these triggers are minimised and sufferers can enjoy the full night of deep, undisturbed sleep they deserve.

If you see any of these symptoms make an appointment with a doctor or an allergy specialist. Although, before you go to the doctor it may be better to have a diary for at least 48 hours to see what kind of things triggers your child's symptoms. 

 

Information is from sleep- clinic and https://acaai.org/allergies/allergies-101/who-gets-allergies/children/

For Dads: How to bond with your baby?

For Dads: How to bond with your baby?

What is Bonding?

 Bonding and attachment happen when you consistently respond to newborns with love, warmth and care. Newborns use body language to show when they want to connect with you. Good ways to bond with new borns include smiling, eye contact, singing, reading and cuddling.

 

Why is bonding with a baby important?            

When you response to your baby’s needs, your baby will feel secure and safe. They develop healthier relationship with other people around them. You do not have to feel the bond when you see your baby. It can take some time. 

As long as you take care of your baby’s needs such as cuddling, smiling, showing your affection and feeding, she will not suffer if you do not feel the bond at first sight. 

Some dads feel bonded straight away when they hold their baby, for some dads it may take some time. This is perfectly normal. Everyone is different. You may help your partner recover from the birth so take it easy and give some time yourself to bond with your baby. 

In the past researches were suggesting to spend a lot of time with your newborn during the first few days to establish a bond right away. However, bonding takes time.

Parents who are separated from their baby soon after delivery for medical reasons or who adopt their kids later in childhood also develop close, loving relationships.

The most important part of it, you should not feel guilty if you did not bond with your baby immediately. Give some time to yourself and your newborn baby.

 

What are the best ways to bond?

  • Have skin-skin cuddling time. 
  • Talk and sing to him regularly, with your eyes looking into his eyes and your face up close.
  • Play with him every day. Newborns enjoy playtime as much as older babies. 
  • Carry your baby in a sling or front carrier on walks. 
  • Hold him close and read to your baby.
  • Communicate with your baby by mirroring his movements or echo his coos and other vocalisations. These are the first step of communicate with your little one. 
  • It sounds strange but talk to your baby throughout the day. It may be difficult at the beginning because it sounds like you are talking to yourself. But it will start to feel more natural if you keep it up.

Please note that these are the general advice for parents from parents. For professional advice please consult your doctor.

 

Thrush in Babies

Thrush in Babies

If you notice that your baby has a white coating on his tongue, it may be just the milk residue. You can wipe it off easily. Make sure that you use a clean damp face cloth or gentle finger toothbrush after feeding. 

Milk residue is very common for newborns. Because babies are not able to produce enough saliva to clean their tongue so milk residue stays there. it should go away for a few days. 

However, if you see any signs of the followings, call your baby's provider or a doctor: 

- White or yellow patches on baby's inside of the cheeks, lips, gums or throat 

- If your baby is crying after breastfeeding or sucking on a pacifier or bottle

If your bab's provider diagnoses thrush, she may prescribe an oral anti fungal medication (often nystatin). It may take two weeks to clear up the infection. 

Can I prevent my baby getting thrush? 

Not always. Some babies are more prone to yeast infections. There are a few things that you can consider of doing to lower the chance of getting thrush: 

- Don't give any antibodies unless it is absolutely necessary.

- Clean the bottle, pacifier and your nipple every time you feed your baby. 

- Let your nipples air dry between feedings. 

- Wash your hands before feeding your baby, especially after feeding and diaper changes. 

Bebekish Blog

What is BLW?

Baby Lead Weaning basically means self feeding, skipping spoon, use fingers and it is absolutely loved by babies. This is the most enjoyable moment for them.

What is the benefits of baby-led weaning?

- Supports the development of babies eye-hand coordination, chewing skills and healthy eating habits. It also offers babies an opportunity to explore the taste, texture and aroma of a variety of foods.

- Babies who self-fed eat less food than they need since they are feeding independently

- Baby-led weaning have a lasting effect on a child's food preferences. They eat healthier and you will not need to buy jar food for your baby.

Most of the time mums are concerned about mess but BLW is an important milestone for your baby to go through.

Here is some tips for baby weaning success:

- Texture is the key. The food that you give your baby should be soft and easy to smash with gentle finger pressure. You should steam fruit and vegetables when beginning baby-led weaning

- Always let your baby eat his/her food

Make sure that you are with your baby at all times but do not sit next to her/him and watch him constantly. Instead you can finish your cooking in the kitchen and keep an eye on your baby at the same time.

- If you are having dinner together do not make fuss about when they are making mess.

- Always give her/him soft food or half cooked food. Like banana, avocado, steamed vegs, poached salmon, pasta, omlets cut into pieces, strips of chicken

- Let your baby use safe utensils.

- Make sure your baby gets enough nutrients. Many babies struggle eat all of the food at first. You may give your baby finger foods with purees until she gets the hang of self feeding.

- Once your baby has tried and tolerated several single-ingredient foods, you can begin offering mixed dishes.

What if my baby chokes? 

Gagging is very common in early days of eating. It is a normal and reflexive safety mechanism that might cause watery eyes and coughing or sputtering. But parents can understand that gagging is a safety reflex and it is normal. Babies will learn with your reaction. If you get scared then baby will get scared. So make sure that you are calm when baby is eating his food.

Choking on the other hand happens when the food gets stuck in the throat or windpipe, blocking airflow. If a baby is choking, she will not make sound. To avoid this situation, move away grapes, nuts, raisins or raw vegetables until baby is comfortable with chewing easily.

Safety rules

- Always stay with your baby while he is eating

- Make sure your baby is sitting up when eating

- Serve foods that aren't hard

- Take an infant first aid class so you'll be prepared

- Do not rush to help your baby when she gags. Babies can feel parent's panic and can develop negative associations with eating. Instead stay calm and give her time to work it out.

Bedtime routines for babies

Bedtime routines for babies

Step 1 - Fun bath time
A bath is a great way of relaxing your baby. Set a water temperature that is not too hot and too cold for your baby. You can check the water temperature by dipping your elbow. You should always check the water temperature before placing your little one. After a bath make sure that baby's room is not too cold for her. You should always wrap her with soft towel and place her on the changing table. Bebekish muslin cloths are incredibly soft and keeps your baby warm after the bath.

 

Step 2 - Massaging your baby
Your baby will love a massage after the bath and it is a great way of preparing your baby for sleep. Also, massage is excellent for blood circulation. You can use either a massage oil, olive oil or a cream.  It is one of the best time to bond with your baby. According to the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), baby massage may help to stimulate the digestive system. This might help babies with colic, gas, cramps and constipation.  

Step 3 - Feeding a baby
Your baby is ready to have her milk and go to sleep. Before you sit down to feed your little one, you should soften the lights, put soft classic music and draw the curtains to allow her to adjust to the idea of becoming a night time and she should go to sleep. When you finish, make sure that you burp her before you put her for sleep.

 

Step 4 - Swaddling your little one or putting her into a sleeping bag
In the first three months, your baby may like to be swaddled as it recreates the secure, cosy feeling of the womb. It helps little ones sleep longer. Swaddling decreases the chance of waking your baby with moro reflex. Moro reflex is a sudden movement or a feeling like they are falling down and they extend their arms to wake themselves. In order to avoid this, swaddling is a great way for babies to sleep more soundly.

Step 5 - Sleep time
Your baby now ready for bed. After swaddling your baby with sustainable Bebekish bamboo muslin cloths, you can place her to the cot. You can still keep playing the classical music until your baby goes to sleep. You make sure that you check your baby regularly to make sure that she is safely secured in her bed.
The benefits of breastfeeding

The benefits of breastfeeding

Many medical experts, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, strongly recommend breastfeeding exclusively (no formula, juice, or water) for 6 months. After the introduction of other foods, it recommends continuing to breastfeed through the baby’s first year of life.
 

How often should I breastfeed my baby? 

This decision depends on whether your baby prefers small more frequent meals or longer feedings. 
 

Newborn babies often want to feed:

Every 2-3 hours.

By 2 months: - every 3-4 hours

By 6 months every 4-5 hours.
You and your baby are unique, and the decision is completely up to you.  

What is the benefits of breastfeeding?

  • Breast milk provides ideal nutritions for infants. It has perfect mixture of vitamins, fats and protein - everything your baby needs to grow. 
  • Skin to skin touching and eye contact help your baby bond with you and feel secure. 
  • Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria.

  • Breast milk lowers your baby's risk of having asthma, allergies. - Breastfeeding has been linked to higher IQ scores in later childhood in some studies.

  • Breastfed infants more likely to gain right weight as they go along rather than becoming overweight. 

If you are feeling shy breastfeeding in public, you can try our Bebekish Breastfeed Covers. It is lightweight, breathable, super soft and anti allergic.

The flexible neckline ensures that baby gets plenty of air and that you and your little one can maintain eye contact during feedings. It is perfect for you and your baby.  

 

Bebekish Breastfeeding Cover