Take care of baby's skin in 10 ways! -
The period from birth to 28 days is considered as neonatal period This time is important for both you and your baby In the midst of love and affection, there is no substitute for cleanliness to ensure her health and beauty, to keep her safe. Her delicate and soft body can easily be affected by various pathogens. Also, a slight impurity through raw navel can lead to infection.
If you want to keep your baby's little body away from diseases, you need to ensure his physical cleanliness. So this article is about these tips.
After the date of birth:
When born in a hospital or clinic, the operation theater wipes the baby's body and wraps him in a soft cloth. Wipe the baby's head with a clean soft dry cloth and dry the whole body. Wrap the baby in a big clean cloth and first wipe the head, then the neck, shoulders, chest and stomach Then from the back and waist to the feet After wiping, throw away the cloth and wrap the whole body (except the face) including the head with another soft cloth.
At birth, the baby is born with a natural protective barrier on its skin. This is the amniotic fluid. Above this is another layer called the vernix capsule. This thin whitish coating boosts the baby's immunity. It clears up on its own within six to seven days. But don't forget to rub it on the table
It is important to keep all parts of the newborn body clean, but some special parts need special care Such as navel, gap between legs, eyes, nose, ears, nails and tongue etc
Follow these 12 tips to keep your baby safe from germs right after birth.
1. Wash your hands
Always wash your hands before coming in contact with the baby Use disinfectant handwash or instant hand sanitizer.
Ask the child to wash his hands before picking him up Also, wash your hands before cleaning the baby and only then touch the baby
Wash hands after changing baby's diapers or wet clothes
2. Umbilical cord or navel
The placenta is cut off immediately after the baby is born After cutting the umbilical cord, doctors clamp or twist it with a clip-like plastic or metal cord clamp or tape. This stops the blood flow to the navel and reduces the chance of infection
Keep the navel dry The more dry it is kept, the faster the navel will dry out For this reason keep navel away from oil, soap, lotion, water. But sometimes doctors ask to wipe the navel with alcohol Gently clean the navel with alcohol on a cotton ball or cotton bud
It may be drying properly but still sometimes there may be yellow stains on the baby's clothes from the navel Change clothes and wash. The umbilical cord usually dries up and falls off on its own within seven to fourteen days
3. Newborn nails
Children's nails grow very fast His nails may scratch his skin If the scratch is deep, there is a possibility of ulceration
Cut the small nails nicely Cut when the baby is asleep, then there will be no fear of movement or cutting And if you want to cut while awake, take someone's help. But don't squeeze too much Whether you use a regular baby nail cutter or a baby nail cutter like scissors, wash them once in disinfectant water before use. Children's nails are usually soft, but if they feel hard, trim them after a bath
4. Baby Eye Care
Don't forget to clean the dirt from the child's eyes. Soak a piece of soft cloth in lukewarm water Gently squeeze the water and wipe the child's eyes
Sometimes breast milk can go into the baby's eyes carelessly If breast milk gets into the eyes, the baby's eyes may become inflamed So be careful
Some children's eyes began to water. Wipe it repeatedly with a soft cloth. This problem is fixed after one or two months. Consult a doctor if you have more problems.
5. Keep the newborn's tongue clean
White coating on the tongue of the baby can be seen due to milk consumption Wipe your little golden retriever's tongue using a clean, soft, dry cloth
6. Keep baby's ears clean
Do not clean the inside of the ear with cotton buds The eardrum can be injured. Also, there are hairs inside the ear that push dirt out. It is important to protect them from cotton bud injury
Keep the surface of the ear clean Wipe with cotton ball or soft cloth
7. Nose care
Clean the nose like ears by twisting the corner with a soft cotton cloth without using cotton buds There will be no possibility of injury to the child If the nose is blocked by a cold or dirt, the baby breathes through the mouth and does not want to draw milk. So take care and keep it clean.
8. Newborn clothes
At this time, the child's reproductive organs or genitals are very soft While dressing the baby and choosing diapers, pay attention to whether they are comfortable and highly absorbent
There are differences in the care and cleanliness of the genitals of boys and girls
It is normal for a girl child to have swelling and redness outside her vagina Clean regularly with a wet soft clean cloth. Use a little baby soap. Wipe from front to back after every diaper change or toilet. You can use a little baby oil to wipe like this. You can also wipe with wipes. Dispose of used wipes quickly.Be careful about the male child's genitals too Dirt accumulates under the skin on the head of the penis Clean up Put a little baby soap on a wet soft cloth and wipe it with petroleum jelly or baby oil. Then you will not get pain from rubbing diapers or cloths. You can also use wipes.
9. Correct rules for wearing diapers
If you apply baby oil to the area before wearing the diaper, the skin will be protected from the rubbing of the diaper. Many people use powder before wearing diapers But using powder makes baby's skin dry
In case of diaper rash, use diaper rash medicine with doctor's advice Do not use oil then
Check the diaper line and change if necessary Pack up used diapers and dispose of them quickly in the trash. Always use high absorbency diapers for babies.
10. Bathe the baby
Bathing a baby for the first time is a different experience How to bathe such a small body that is difficult to hold properly?
Doctors usually advise against bathing the baby until the umbilical cord is dry Until then you better wipe the baby's body See what you need
Soft cloth (for soaking)
· Soft cloth (to wipe body)
· Clean clothes
Lay the baby on a flat surface to get a towel First, wipe the baby's head with a soft cloth soaked in lukewarm water Immediately wipe the head again with a dry cloth If the head is wet, it can catch cold Then wipe the throat, chest and hands
If you keep your newborn baby safe in these clean rooms, you can keep him away from colds, diarrhea, umbilical cord infections or other infections. Take care of your baby with love and cleanliness.