After the appearance of a baby in the house, a number ofissues. What should be the correct, competent care for a newborn child? Among the daily procedures can be called bathing, baby skin care, massage, etc.
It is desirable to have a special changing table. If this is not the case, the usual table is covered with a baby oilcloth, which is carefully processed.
Care begins for a newborn child withwashing. The baby's face is washed with boiled water, you can make a weak solution of boric acid. They can wipe not only the face, but also the ears. Eyes are treated with a solution of furacilin or potassium permanganate. In one of these solutions, moisten the cotton ball (separately for each eye) and wipe the eyes from the outer edge to the inside. Dissolve the Manganese pottery in a separate vessel, and then prepare a weak basic solution of a light pink color. Ensure that the water completely dissolved crystals of potassium permanganate. They can burn the child's skin badly.
When the umbilical cord will heal, care for the newbornthe child is changing. It can already be bathed in a special bath. If the fabric does not provide a fabric cover, lay the diaper on the bottom. Buy a thermometer for water, you need to bathe the baby at a temperature above 37.2 degrees. In the absence of a thermometer, check the water with the skin of your wrist or elbow.
The head of the child during bathing shouldmaintained. Wash body and head with baby soap or shampoo. Do not soap your face, just rinse with clean water. Ears should be cleaned with cotton buds, the outer part - with a corner of the towel. The girl's genitals should be washed from front to back. At boys it is obligatory to wash under a scrotum. Care for the baby includes the hygiene of the foreskin. It should be slightly delayed and washed, removing the accumulated smegma.
Newborns often have colic.Proper care for a newborn baby will help to facilitate this process. To do this, it is desirable to do an easy massage of the abdomen. With warm hands, perform light stroking massage movements on the stomach in a clockwise direction.
Massage helps the child to develop properly. In a warm room, put the child on a table covered with a diaper or blanket and start gently stroking his hands, legs, tummy. After that, turn it upside down and start gently massaging the back, buttocks, feet, legs, shoulders.
Such massage will not only improve the baby's well-being, but will also create the ground for understanding between parents and the child.
Carrying out these tips for caring for newborns, you can protect him from possible infections, as well as learn to enjoy contact with the baby.