Like tied the navel of the newborn
A few years ago immediately after the baby is born its navel was ligated with a silk thread. After this procedure it was necessary to carefully monitor the hygiene of the baby. Bathe your baby only recommended after healing of the wound, using a decoction of herbs that have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
Today, the procedure of ligation of the umbilicus somewhat simplified. Now for this purpose instead of threads use a special plastic clip that allows you to heal pupochke newborn for a shorter period. This usually occurs before discharge of the baby and mother from hospital. After a certain time paramedic painlessly removes the clip, and the umbilical wound is smeared with a disinfectant solution until it dries and healing. From the accuracy and skill of the midwife depends on how it will look afterwards the navel adult.
Is there a real threat of unleashing a belly button?
If, instead of the special clips for ligation bellybutton of a newborn to use a thread that will be tied unprofessional, there is a risk of unleashing it. Then the baby may experience its life-threatening bleeding, and only on the competence of the doctor will depend on the outcome of the incident.
As for an adult, the answer is simple - the navel would never unleash, because it has grown together, becoming a solid scar. And lifting backbreaking weights is not threatened by this mythical trouble, and the appearance of an umbilical hernia. It can be formed in case of strong tension of the abdominal muscles. This is a very dangerous condition, threatening death. To help in this case can only surgery.
The cause of umbilical hernia in babies is a malformation of the anterior abdominal wall, which greatly increased intra-abdominal pressure. This disease in children is diagnosed quite often, sometimes the defect may spontaneously disappear. In other cases also resorted to surgery.
Sometimes in adulthood, especially in women, umbilical hernia occurs in consequence of the weakening of the umbilical ring.
Another point which you need to fear is injury to the navel. Usually infection of the navel occurs during a piercing carried out illiterate self-taught, or by the use of earrings from low-quality metals. It is also possible accidental damage of navel sharp objects, nails. Purulent the allocation, blood, redness in the belly button - the symptoms that should alert the person and get to see a doctor.
After accidental damage to the navel, the healing process lasts very long and often quite hard
Personal hygiene is important!
An interesting conclusion made by American scientists exploring the human body for the presence of microbes using swabs. From the test results it follows that in the navel their is at least 1.5 thousand. This is the most contaminated area of the body.
Taking a shower, it is necessary to thoroughly wash the navel, not afraid to unleash. Thus, you minimize the amount of harmful microorganisms.
Advice 2: What is important for the health of the newborn
The baby was healthy, happy and slept like a baby do, it is important to follow some hygienic procedures. Something you must do daily, but something every few days. How to handle the eyes, nose and ears of a baby? How often should I bathe and wash the head of a newborn?
You will need
- cotton wool;
- cotton sticks with limiter;
- boiled water;
- baby oil;
- baby soap;
- baby scissors with rounded ends;
- means for bathing.
Cleansing of the face. Remove the remnants of milk on the baby's face using a dampened cotton wool or wet wipes. This can be done not only in the morning and evening, and the extent of contamination.
Rinsing the eye. This should be done twice a day with cotton wool soaked in boiled or filtered water. The movement should be from the outer edge to the inner. For each eye use a separate cotton wool.
Cleansing the ears. To clean the ears necessarily in the presence of sulfur in it and debris. You can do it every day. In any case, do not use for cleaning of baby's ears is a simple cotton swab is unsafe! Get a special baby cotton swabs with limiter, or use the flagellum wrapped in cotton wool. Cotton is better to take cotton. Synthetic wool to make the flagellum is extremely difficult. Cotton wool is sold in pharmacies in the form of a tightly curled roll.
Moistening of the nose. Mucosa baby's wet. Besides it is necessary to remove crusts, which often form in the nose in infants and complicate the baby's breath. Just twist the flagellum of cotton wool, slightly soak it in baby oil (the oil should not drip from the fleece) and insert into baby's nose, scroll flagellum between his fingers, to lubricate the mucous and clean corestock. For each nostril, use their flagella. Can use baby cotton swabs, but be sure to have a limiter. While cotton flagellum is the safest way to clean children's nose and ears.
Hand wash. The sooner you start to wash your hands baby, the better. Clean hands is one way to avoid such common for children intestinal infections. According to physicians wash hands the child a better up to 8 times a day. Get used to wash themselves with soap hands before each contact with the child and teach from an early age the child to clean hands.
Nail nails on the hands and feet. To do this, buy special baby scissors with rounded ends. Cut nails better than little and often. Too long nails of babies break easily.
Bathing. Baby need every day. If bathing invigorates your child, do it in the morning. But if your little one is fast asleep after a bath, then it is better to bathe in the evening. At first, it's better to bathe together with her husband. This help you, and the way to attract the father of the child to the process of caring for a baby. To use for bathing is required once or twice a week. Too frequent bathing with soap will strongly desiccate the skin of the newborn.
Shampooing. Wash the baby's head just water required at each bathing, as the kids head sweats a lot. But the use of the shampoo is not the more one or two times a week. It is convenient to purchase for the kid for a bath "from head to feet". This means you can wash body and hair of the child. Before buying, always make sure that the tool is recommended for babies from the first days of life and does not sting the eyes (these notes must be on the packaging).