Guidelines for Newborn Cleaning and Care
After birth, we must pay attention to the care of the newborn. During this period, the baby's resistance is very weak and it is very fragile. Some mothers will hire a baby nurse, postpartum doula, which is more professional and has many details that need to be paid attention to. , the general doctor can also inform. Here are some tips to help even the most nervous first-time parents feel confident in caring for a newborn.
Newborn Care Guidelines
1. The baby should ensure adequate sleep time.
Newborns are generally in sleep or semi-sleep state most of the time. At this time, the baby is still very weak and needs a long sleep time to ensure energy. Therefore, let the baby ensure sufficient sleep time, which will not only help Make the baby get a good rest, and also prevent the baby from crying because of poor rest.
2. Do not pull the curtains when the baby is sleeping.
Because newborns sleep for a long time, but there are also dark days and days. In order to prevent the baby from turning black and white, do not draw the curtains when the baby sleeps, so that some natural light can be left, so that the baby can distinguish between day and night. Thereby taking regular breaks.
3. Baby clothes should be breathable and safe.
Newborn clothes should be made of pure cotton fabrics. Babies are born soon, and their skin is particularly tender. Contact with bad fabrics can easily cause discomfort to the baby and have a certain impact on the health of the baby. Therefore, intimate clothing must be safe. Breathable.
4. Protect the head, neck and back when holding the baby.
Not long after the newborn is born, their spine development is not perfect. If the posture of holding the newborn is not correct, it will damage the health of the baby and cause discomfort to the baby. Back, hold the baby's little buttocks and protect the baby.
5. To protect the baby's navel.
The belly button of a newborn is very fragile, which is not only easy to cause infection, but also causes the baby's belly button to catch cold due to improper care, resulting in diarrhea and other situations, because we must protect the baby's small belly button and cover it when dressing the baby. The belly button, when bathing the baby, the belly button should be affixed with a waterproof belly button protector.
6. Baby clothes should use special baby lotion and wash them separately from adult clothes.
Adults' clothes often contain certain viruses and bacteria, so baby's clothes must be washed separately from adults' clothes, and many laundry detergents contain harmful substances such as fluorescent agents, which will endanger the baby's health, so wash the baby's clothes. When wearing clothes, be sure to use a safe and harmless baby lotion specially designed for babies. A children's washing machine can be specially prepared for the baby, and the baby's clothes, baby bibs, etc. can be washed separately, freeing the mother's hands and giving the mother more time to rest.
7. Pay attention to the cleaning and disinfection of baby supplies.
Baby bottles, breast pump accessories and any other utensils related to baby feeding, ordinary cleaning or detergent cleaning, hot water rinsing, can not achieve real sterilization and disinfection. If the feeding utensils are not cleaned and disinfected in place, it is easy to breed bacteria, which will harm the health of the baby. It is recommended to use products that can effectively sterilize and sterilize, such as a steam sterilizer or an ultraviolet sterilizer. Baby food hygiene is a topic that needs constant attention.
Newborn Daily Cleaning Guide
1. Newborn bath
When the stump of the umbilical cord falls off the newborn baby, you can start bathing the baby. Just wipe your body before that. Generally speaking, bathing 2-3 times a week is enough, too frequent bathing may cause dry skin.
Prepare the following items before bathing your baby:
-Soft, clean towels.
- Mild, fragrance-free baby soaps and shampoos.
-Towels or blankets.
- Clean diapers.
- Clean clothes.
Wash your face first, do not rinse directly with water. You should choose a soft damp towel to wipe gently. Next, use baby shampoo, lather, gently wash baby's head and rinse. Gently wash the rest of the baby with a damp cloth and soap, paying particular attention to the creases under the armpits, behind the ears, around the neck, and in the genital area. After washing these areas, make sure they are dry before changing and dressing your baby.
1. Before bathing the newborn baby, you should clean your hands first, and do not leave dirty things in the nails. Washing your hands with soap can better prevent the spread of bacteria.
2. Adjust the room temperature, preferably between 26-28°C, and the water temperature should be kept at about 37-42°C. You can test the water temperature with your own wrist.
3. Remember to hold the baby's head with your hands when taking a bath to prevent cervical vertebra accidents.
4. Gently pour water over your baby regularly throughout the bath so he or she doesn't catch a cold. Immediately after the bath, wrap your baby in a towel, making sure to cover his or her head. Hooded baby towels are great for keeping freshly washed babies warm.
5. Never leave a baby alone. If you need to leave the bathroom, wrap the baby in a towel and leave with you.
6. Do not take a bath after feeding, it is easy to spit up.
7. Never give the baby a shower, because the water temperature in the shower is not easy to control, and it is easy to scald the baby.
2. Neonatal body parts cleaning
1. Newborn belly button care
Umbilical cord care for newborns is also important. However, care should be taken according to the doctor's instructions, and should not be handled privately. Some doctors recommend rubbing the area with rubbing alcohol until the umbilical cord stump dries and falls off, usually within 10 days to 3 weeks.
2. Nose cleaning
Newborns have a lot of sticky substances in their noses, such as booger. Due to the blockage of these substances, it can become difficult for the newborn to breathe. So it needs to be cleaned from time to time. But if a hard tool is used for direct cleaning, such as a regular cotton swab, this can damage the mucosal cells in the newborn's nasal cavity. Optionally, a nasal aspirator can be used very effectively and gently to clean the nasal passages.
3. Butt care
Diaper rash is a common concern. Typically the rash is red and bumpy and will go away in a few days with warm baths, some diaper cream, and a little time out of the diaper. Most rashes happen because the baby's skin is sensitive and becomes irritated by the wet or poopy diaper.
Change your baby's diaper frequently and as soon as possible after a bowel movement. Gently cleanse the area with mild soap and water, then apply a very thick layer of diaper rash or "barrier" cream. Creams containing zinc oxide are preferred as they form a moisture barrier.
Let the baby go undiapered for part of the day. This gives the skin a chance to air out.
4. Trim your nails
The nails of newborns are relatively sharp, and if you are not careful, you will scratch your face. Fingernails are prone to bacteria. If they are not cleaned and trimmed in time, bacteria are likely to be generated, which will also cause certain damage to the health of the newborn. Therefore, regular nail trimming is required.
When cutting the nails of newborns, do not cut them too short, otherwise it is easy to hurt the belly of the newborn's fingers, and it is prone to inflammation. It is recommended to use a dedicated baby electric nail clipper, which is safer and gentler - it gently sharpens the nails without causing any pain or irritation to the child. The smart design automatically detects the skin and stops immediately to prevent accidental scratches and cuts.