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The 11 Best Tips For Newborn Care: Hair, Nails, Bath, Creams And More

»Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Baby Care | 0 comments

Arriving home with the newborn raises many doubts to the parents. In the hospital there was not much to do because the baby slept almost at all hours, and at best he was doing a quick wash for what has not yet fallen the cord, so when you see alone with the baby appear the first questions.

The most common are those related to care: when you cut your nails, if you have to cut their hair, when to put moisturizing cream, how often to bathe them, how to do it, etc. The baby shower With the intention to group all the advice on that in a single entrance today we offer you the best advice for the care of the newborn.

  1. The Cure Of The Umbilical Cord

The umbilical cord , upon ceasing to receive blood supply, mummifies and eventually falls after a few days. How to cure it depends a little on the hospital in which the baby is born, because there are those who recommend using alcohol of 70ºC, some say that only water and soap and some say that nothing needs to be done.

All the solutions are correct, because in a 2004 WHO study review of 22 studies with 8,959 babies, they found that it was indifferent how the navel was cured when comparing the use of antiseptic with cord care in Dry. So in the background it does not matter how to cure it (provided povidone iodine is not used). In case it smells bad or supure, it is necessary to take it to the pediatrician.

  1. Clothes In The Early Days

To shelter it? Do not shelter it? During the first days it is interesting to have the baby relatively warm, as it comes from the maternal uterus where it was at a high temperature compared to the outside. Do not go over, but do not put it exactly as we go, or if it goes the same, be clear that we are in an environment where it can not get cold. Once the first few days pass, it is often said that you have to dress them with a sleeve more than we do . It is a way of explaining that they would have to go just like adults, but with a thinner capita, because they do not regulate temperature like us and, besides, they do not have the amount of fat that we do have and that in a way protects us (And I’m not talking about being overweight or anything like that, but that they have very finite skin and we, even thin, not so much).

The ideal in this regard is to touch the area of ​​the neck and back. This way we will know if they are comfortable or if they are cold or hot.

  1. The Bathroom

For a long time the babies bathed each day for hygiene as well as for that to be relaxed before going to sleep. The reality is that not everyone relaxes (many have a pipe and leave the bath more awake than they entered) and bathing them every day can be too. And it is that the bath resects the skin, eliminates the natural bacteria we have and many babies suffer afterwards, in the form of eczema and skin infections. Come on, it is advisable to bathe the baby every two or three days, and on the days that do not bathe make some diaper change with soap and water.

How to bathe the baby? With the water at a suitable temperature (about 36 degrees), in a place where it is not cold and with everything ready for later. Now comes summer and there is not much problem, but in cold weather it is interesting to dry the baby well, especially in the folds, and then dry it and dress it fast.

  1. The Cream After The Bath

Just as the bath is usually done every day, or was done every day, the cream after bath also seems something that should be done yes or yes. The reality is that the first few days are interesting, because in many cases babies “peel”, but after the first few days a baby does not usually need creams or oils or prevention of bumps. According to the American Pediatric Association (AAP), “a baby does not need to be routinely put on creams, oils, or powders. “

This does not mean that it is bad, but only a practical and economic question. If the baby’s skin is fine do not need to put anything. If it is a little dry in some areas, it is put baby cream (cream better than oil, which moisturizes less) in those areas, or if you want all over the body until there are dry areas.

As advice, if you take the time to put the cream to give the baby a little massage, I would do it every day, but not for the cream, but for the massage. It is a moment of affection towards him and those moments are very important for both.

  1. Nail Care

Nails do not have to do anything special beyond cutting them when needed. Many parents believe they cannot be cut until babies are one month old, or a specific age. The truth is that there is no minimum age to cut a baby’s nails. It is rather a matter of logic. If the baby has long nails because they are cut, be as old as you have them.

It can be done with a file or it can be made with round scissors and it is better to do it at some time that is relatively calm. Anyway, we have to hold his hand well, lest a move take us to cut what we should not.

  1. The Eyes, Ears And Nose

With the eyes, the ears and the nose there is nothing to do, but in case it is needed, it is worth knowing how to do it. If there is leukemia, which at the beginning may be common because the tear ducts do not always work well and do not clean the eye as they should, clean with a little serum and a gauze to clean from the inside out and then throwing it (only one pass By gauze).

If we see wax, just clean the wax part we see, the outside, and best not to use rods. As we told you a few months ago, the best way to clean the ears is with the elbow. I mean, do not put anything inside.

In the case of the nose, if we notice that it has moquitos and does not breathe well, since they do not remove the mucus voluntarily, it is recommended to use physiological serum. The least aggressive way to do this is to gradually shed it, drop by drop, through the nostrils, so that the mucus will dilate and come out more easily through the nose or swallowed.

  1. How To Clean The Diaper Area

As I said before, the ideal is to make at least one change a day with soap and water. If they can be more, then more, they always clean better than the wipes. The direction we use to clean is important, because depending on how we do it we will take the remains to the place where we remove the hand. It is important, then, to do it from the genitals to the anus. From top to bottom, so that the feces do not go to the genitals, but quite the opposite.

  1. When The Pussy Grows Stiff

If you are not irritated after cleaning, you do not need to put anything. If it is irritated, we put paste in the water in the diaper changes until the perianal area is rosadita and toilet again. One way to make homemade baby cream is by using a mixture of cornstarch and olive oil, which also works.

  1. Washing Baby Clothes

The skin of babies is quite delicate and usually responds easily to any “aggression”. Surely you will have noticed that if you catch them naked our fingers are marked for a while. To avoid possible reactions, it is advisable to wash the baby’s clothes separately, to make sure that it clears well and if possible do not use softener, since it causes many allergic reactions on the skin (granite, redness, etc.). It is advisable to do the same with your sheets and blankets and with ours if the child ends up in our bed or takes a nap in it.

  1. What To Do With The Cradle?

The cradle is the scab that comes to the infants. That’s why it’s called that (nothing to do with breast milk). It is an aesthetic problem, a seborrheic dermatitis that does not produce any symptoms and, as such, is only removed if you will (unless there are signs of infection). In case you want to remove it, what is usually recommended is to use olive, almond or baby oil, applying it on the head for a while. This massage with oil softens the scabs and so, half an hour later, they jump when they bathe and sponge their heads. It is done slowly, with love, and without waiting for everything to fall in one day (a few drops every time it is done).

  1. Cutting Or Not Cutting Hair

The baby’s haircut is also done because of aesthetics. In the first months a great part of the hair of baby often falls and many are practically bald. Then, at about six months, the definitive hair begins to appear. Cutting it will not make the hair come out stronger, so it is only done if the parents consider that the baby will be better with short hair. To do this, scissors with a round tip should be used (the blade is totally inadvisable and the clipper can hurt it) and to keep the baby calm so as not to hurt him.

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