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The hygiene of hands is crucial for the mother, babies are generally very prone to getting infections or diseases in their first months of life; if the mother does not maintain proper hygiene when in contact with the baby, you may pass through their hands on different bacteria.

It is important that parents or people who come into contact with the baby wash their hands often, everything around us is usually found full of germs, before feeding to your baby after each diaper change or every time you complete an activity that puts you in contact with objects exposed to contamination, you must have a hygiene immediate.

“The hands are one of the major pathways of spread of disease, if we washed our more often we'd save a myriad of illnesses in our little ones as flu, gastroenteritis, colds, or alterations in the organism,” says the midwife, White Ossa.

There are diseases that can be transmitted to babies through the mother's hands, or people who come into contact with him:

  • Influenza: including H1N1.
  • Diarrhea: thousands of people die every year from diarrhoeal diseases that are spread by not applying good hand hygiene.
  • Hepatitis A: transmitted via fecal-oral.
  • Respiratory disease: the flu and the common cold can be avoided if you wash your hands often with hand hygiene will eliminate the microorganisms that cause these diseases.


  • Wash hands with plenty of soap and water.
  • Use alcohol gel after hand washing.
  • Dry hands, preferably with blotting paper, which can be discarded after use.
  • Don't let your baby comes into contact with people who have not washed their hands first, especially if you come from the outside of the house.
Read also: The baby bath. What is better? Why the night or in the morning?

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