Advice 1: 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?
What is important for the health of the 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).

Advice 2 : What should be included in the morning toilet of a newborn

The newborn child is very fragile and delicate creature that requires special care. Conduct daily morning and evening toilet, will help to maintain and strengthen the health of the crumbs.
What should be included in the morning toilet of a newborn
Morning toilet of a newborn should be carried out after his feeding, when baby is fed and no longer wants to sleep. The entire complex consists of several procedures.

Washing away

The first thing you need to release your baby from the diaper. Then podmosti baby warm running water. If the contamination cannot be washed off, you can use baby soap.

Pidmyvayuchy boy, put it on one hand so that his chest and belly on your forearm, and his head lay in the elbow bend. Wash the back, buttocks and crotch of the baby. Then rinse the genitals. The girl is a bit trickier. Turn it up belly and podmosti, moving from front to back. This is to prevent infection in the sex gap.

After washing the baby, wrap it in a soft towel and Pat the skin. In the absence of hot water come to the aid of baby wipes. However, you should not use them too often.

Processing navel

For processing umbilical wound you'll need hydrogen peroxide, a solution of chlorophyllipt and the usual green paint. Moisten a cotton swab with peroxide and gently treat the place of the navel. Clean with a dry stick, remove the sodden crust and the resulting pollution. Then treat the wound with an alcoholic solution of chlorophyllipt or brilliant green.

Some doctors do not recommend to use disinfectant, as due to staining of the skin can not see the arising of redness, blood or purulent discharge.

Prevention of diaper rash

Choosing a massage oil or lotion for the baby, pay attention to its composition. It is best to use products made from natural ingredients: wheat germ, peach seed, etc. Avoid makeup that contains mineral oil, paraffin and silicones.

Pour a small amount into the palm and spread it on all the child folds: behind ears, neck, armpits, elbow and knee folds, wrists, palms and the soles of the feet and groin.


To wash baby in the first months of its life, use only boiled water. Moisten a cotton pad and treat the one eye kid, moving from the inner corner to the outer. Take a blank disk and repeat the same with the second eye. With the appearance of a slight purulent discharge, you can replace the water with chamomile extract. Then wipe the baby's face with another cotton pad.

Smooth vkruchivayutsya movements clean the nose and ears of a baby, using cotton wicks. Do not climb too deep. Also categorically it is forbidden to use for these purposes, cotton swabs, matches and other solid objects.
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