How to bathe newborns
Baby bathing is very important. Bathing can promote the development of babies. So for novice parents, what should be paid attention to bathing newborn babies?
Let’s take a look together!
Taking a bath for your baby is a great science, and every qualified parent should pay attention to it!
No1: After the umbilical baby is born, the doctor will cut the umbilical cord and wrap it with sterile gauze, which will be replaced naturally in about a week.
If parents bathe their children, do not immerse them in the water for too long.
In addition, if the diaper is long, it is best to fold it down at the waist to prevent the urine from spreading to the umbilicus.
After taking a bath, disinfect the umbilical cord with alcohol cotton, and pay attention to observe whether there is redness, swelling, or special smell around the umbilical cord. If there is any abnormality, see your doctor in time.
No2: Butt care Butt care is very frequent, if not careful, it can cause diaper dermatitis.
When choosing a diaper, the cloth diaper and the diaper should be replaced separately.
Basically, cloth diapers are more personal, breathable, economical and environmentally friendly. They are easy to use during the day and summer.
Diapers can be very convenient in rainy days and nights.
After having a bowel movement, wash your butt with warm water, especially children with diarrhea, and take good care of it. When you dry your skin with a towel, you should absorb the water gently instead of wiping the skin back and forth to avoid damage to the delicatePerineal and perianal skin.
Some parents often forget to change when using diapers, especially when using paper diapers, they think that paper diapers have good water absorption and it is okay to replace them, but diaper rash often occurs in these babies.
The solution is to work hard and keep the area dry.
Always bask in the sun to kill bacteria.
In addition, just after the child changes the diaper or just after it is convenient, let the buttocks air naturally for a while, and don’t wrap them immediately.
No3: Care of eyes and eyes needs to be very careful. Children are easy to carry pathogenic bacteria at birth, especially conjunctivitis in the eyes. In addition, children also like to scratch foreign bodies with small hands, which are more likely to hurt the eyes.
Under normal circumstances, you can use warm boiling water to wash your eyes. If the conjunctiva is red, you can use eye drops 3 times a day.
If it is a scratch, it is best to cut your nails short and wear thin gloves to prevent scratching.
Eye foreign bodies can be gently rinsed with water or wiped off with a sterile cotton swab. If it is more difficult, it is best to consult a doctor to avoid injury to the cornea.
No4: When bathing your ears with your child, it is best to avoid bath water flowing into the external auditory canal. If you accidentally flow in, you can turn your child’s head to one side, which is good for water interchange. Also, wipe the water gently with a cotton swab.Insert a cotton swab into the external ear canal.
When catching a cold, you should also be careful if your child has ear discomfort, secretions or special odors.
If your child keeps scratching her ears, be careful of otitis media.
No5: Keep your mouth clean, especially after eating warm water. Do n’t leave food residue in your mouth.
If white secretions appear in the mouth, you may have thrush and need to use antifungal drugs, purple potions and other antifungals.
Normally, children can be properly supplemented with vitamins to maintain the integrity of the oral mucosa and prevent stomatitis.
No6: dandruff often has a layer of tan, fish scale-like dirt on the scalp, which is not good-looking.
Parents used to pull them out or apply herbs externally, which are very dangerous, especially near the forebrain, which is very dangerous. The author has seen a patient who caused a brain infection because of this. In the end, the child became bacterial.Meningitis, paralysis of the limbs.
The correct way is to soften with vegetable oil, which will gradually replace naturally.
Generally, the baby’s scalp is clean by about 6 months.