Germ Protection Tips for New Moms
As a new mom, you will likely find yourself more concerned with germs than you have been in the past. Not all germs are harmful, but it is important to keep yourself healthy so you have plenty of energy to care for your newborn. Here are a few simple ways to handle some of the new situations you’ll be dealing with every day to help keep harmful germs away.
Wash away germs after a diaper change.
Changing diapers is one of the most common ways you’ll find yourself coming into contact with germs. Washing your hands after you change a diaper is an effective way to eliminate harmful germs. However, if you need a quicker solution, using hand sanitizer also helps. If you come into direct contact with fecal matter or urine, a thorough hand washing will be needed. Safeguard with Germshield+ keeps 3 of the 4 germ types away—including the most common germs that are present in diaper changes—for up to 12 hours after use, which is longer than any other antibacterial soap.
Prevent soreness and infections during breastfeeding.
Although everyone’s experience is unique, if you choose to breastfeed your newborn there are a few things you can do to help keep harmful germs and infection away. First, keep your nipples clean by washing daily. If you use breast pads, change them when wet and do not use pads with plastic on the back. Also, expose your nipples to the air as much as possible. For example, wear clothing that allows air to circulate and moisture to evaporate. If any part of your breast becomes irritated consult your healthcare provider for guidance.1
Use an antibacterial body wash.
New moms often don’t have time to do the simplest of tasks, including taking a shower or bath. That’s why using an antibacterial body wash that keeps fighting germs after you wash can be a good ally in the fight against harmful germs. Safeguard Body Wash uses the fighting power of GermShield+ to fight more germs longer than other antibacterial cleansers