How to process a newborn's navel correctly and consistently
The birth of a baby is not only a great joy, but also excitement, as well as the worries and troubles associated with this event. Many new questions and fears torment young and inexperienced parents. The child is born so small and fragile that sometimes it is terrible to touch it, not to mention anything else. But the baby just needs a proper and accurate care. In the first days of life, the child is taken care of in the hospital. The baby's mom does not take any part, only observes from the outside and listens to the instructions of doctors and nurses. When you get home you have to do everything yourself. The very first question that arises before the parents: "Is it necessary to process the navel of the newborn?" Of course! Until his complete healing. In this, and there is nothing complicated, but at first this procedure can cause panic. Do not worry. Everything is extremely simple.
Means for processing the navel
While waiting for the child, each family prepares a first aid kit for the baby, which includes all the essentials. It should have all the means that may be needed when processing the navel of the newborn. First, it's green and hydrogen peroxide. Secondly, there should be cotton swabs and disks, as well as a pipette.
The process of healing and processing the navel of the newborn
After the birth of a child, doctors cut the umbilical cord, which previously connected it with the mother. For the remainder of the baby put a clip (clothespin). After a while (most often within four days) the remainder of the umbilical cord dries up and disappears, forming a small umbilical wound. From now on, it should be processed very carefully twice a day, until complete healing (on average, 10-14 days).
1. Before processing the baby's navel, you should wash it thoroughly with soap and water.
2. When starting the procedure, the navel should be spread out with the thumb and index finger and apply 1-2 drops of hydrogen peroxide to the wound itself using a pipette. If wound wound, it is better to apply the product to a sterile cotton pad and attach it for a while. As the navel heals, yellow crusts will form on it. Some parents do not attach any importance to them. However, they should be removed before processing the belly button of the newborn. this is an excellent soil for the development and reproduction of various bacteria. When applied to these crusts of peroxide, they become soft and easily cleaned with a sterile cotton swab. If they do not leave, do not make efforts to remove them, because this can cause bleeding from the wound.
4. The last final step is the use of green. It should be applied neatly with a sterile cotton swab on the wound itself, trying not to get on the skin around the navel.
How to process a newborn's belly with "Chlorophyllipt"
Zelenka is a traditional but far from the only method that gives an answer to the question of how to process a newborn's navel. So, in recent years, increasingly began to use an alcohol 1% solution of the drug "Chlorophyllipt". It is a colorless antibacterial drug made from eucalyptus leaves. Antiseptic properties of the drug contribute to better healing of the umbilical cord and prevent infection. As for the processing itself, it is the same as when using green.
There are also some other ways of caring for the baby's umbilical cord. Decide how to process a newborn's navel, based on the recommendations of your pediatrician.