A christening is one of the baby’s first important occasions in his/her life; to welcome him/her to the church. It may involve a baptism, a dedication or a naming ceremony in a church depending on the parents’ religious beliefs. Friends and relatives normally gather together to celebrate this occasion and sometimes some parents host parties in honor of this ceremony in their homes after the church services.

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As already noted, it may be a long day full of events, even much harder for you as a nursing mother and exhausting for the baby who does not even have a clue of what is going on. You may plan all you want, do everything perfectly but at the end of the day it is all about the baby. Therefore as much as you want everything to go on perfectly on this important day, it is always important to make sure that your baby is healthy even as you ensure that the baby is smartly dressed. Here are a few tips from Little Doves to help keep your baby healthy for christening.

  1. 1.       Do Not Just Take The Baby Anywhere

You may be excited about your newborn baby and you just want to show her off to the world, well not just yet. Newborn babies are normally very delicate and exposing them to crowds especially during the first two months. You may want to get back on the road again, go shopping, eat in a restaurant and meet friends but you may be exposing your child to all kinds of germs that his\her immune system is too feeble to handle.

Do not take the baby to shopping malls, restaurants and crowded places; remember you have waited for nine months for your bundle of joy, two more months is not asking for too much. Further more you do not want your child running a fever on their christening day. If you have to be outdoors, open spaces are perfectly ideal but avoid places where someone might come too close and sticking their noses in the stroller.

  1. 2.       Insist On Hand Washing

It may seem paranoid and or nitpicky but we all know that hand washing is a golden rule anywhere and good health is not something you can pick up in a grocery store. It is really important that you ask anyone holding your baby to wash their hands. This will reduce the chances of your little one getting infected with the most common illnesses such as cold, flu and other viruses. You can also get yourself vaccinated for flu as a baby is not eligible at least until after six months to help protect your baby.

  1. 3.       Keep On Breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed a baby, there may be numerous formulas out there promising the best for your baby, but none can out do your breast milk. Breastfeeding ensures that your baby stays healthy because you breast milk helps strengthen your baby’s immunity.

 

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I've worked as an Occupational Therapist for many years dealing with physical and mental health patients, both in hospitals and the community. Living a healthy, well balanced life with a good diet, regular exercise and a taking a positive outlook are crucial to becoming a very well being indeed - sometimes easier said than done!

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