Statistically, an estimated average of 350,000 babies are born every day all over the world, and many of them are born to first time moms and dads. Being new parents can be quite scary, knowing you will be raising little, fragile and vulnerable angels. A lot of questions starts to arise and without proper advice on baby essentials, you can go crazy. To ease you out on some of these dilemmas, below is a brief discussion about two things that are usually interchanged by some of new parents, even old ones – the difference between burp cloth and bibs.
Newborns have not developed their ability to burp yet. And it is important to help them expel ingested air, especially after feeding. Otherwise, they will have a colic, which is very common among these little ones if they are not burped properly. Infant colic can be painful and irritating, which can lead to non-stop crying that can aggravate the condition. As parents, it is essential to learn how to burp your baby effectively. There are various ways to do this, find out which is most comfortable for you and your baby.
In relation to this, burp cloths can really come in handy. It is unavoidable to have some stomach contents expelled during burping, some refer to it as vomit, but the proper term for it is wet burp. Always, always place a burp cloth over your shoulders, lap or arms, depending on the position you choose to burp your baby. This is essential not only to protect yourself from the mess of a wet burp, but more importantly to protect your baby from dirt and harmful pathogens that may be attached to your clothing. The best burp cloths are made from quality materials, that are sure to benefit you and your baby.
Bibs are very handy to have especially if your baby starts teething and eating solid food. Teething babies have massive drool or dribble, sometimes you might even wonder where all those fluids came from. There are a wide variety of bibs offered in the market today. A few of these are bandana or novelty bibs, these can be used for basic drooling or dribble, but not as much protection. Usually they are aesthetically pleasing that’s why they are bought. Scarf or neckerchief bibs on the other hand, are good during winter months, it keeps babies dry because most are made of waterproof materials, while an added cotton layer, keeping them warm during the cold months. But the best one is still the sleeved bibs. These have wide coverage keeping them more protected and dry.
Normally, at 6th months, you can start introducing solid foods to your babies. This is the time you will be faced with the enormous mess. Food jumble, rumble here… there… everywhere… At this point, an economical, functional, quality and baby friendly bib is your best friend. A medical food grade silicon bib is the best option during this stage. It protects babies’ clothing from stains, it is made from waterproof material, easy to maintain and very safe for baby.
I know, you will definitely agree that burp cloths and bibs as simple as they are, these are two of the best inventions by humans. They make parenting a lot easier. So don’t fret on the mess of parenthood, remember, having a child is the most wonderful experience you’ll have. Make your little angel a safe, happy baby.