Care of newborns
The babies who have just been born have insufficient immunity. That is why especially careful care of newborns is important. Children really need parental care and attention.
Nutrition is, of course, the most important item included in caring for newborns. Children used to eat strictly on the clock (1 time in three hours). Now pediatricians have changed their views on feeding children and recommend feeding the baby on demand. Thus, the process of feeding occurs in each child individually. Some are capricious and open their mouth in order to give them food more often, others do it less often. Any mother knows that breast milk is preferable for her child and much more useful. To date, many doctors recommend that moms do not decant the milk left after feeding. If the baby eats on demand, soon the milk will be produced in exactly the amount that is needed.
At discharge from the hospital, the remainder of the umbilical cord disappears from all babies, but the umbilical wound remains. It requires constant treatment until complete healing. Navel treatment should be done twice a day (in the evening and in the morning), as well as other hygiene procedures that ensure proper care for newborns. Children are very delicate skin, therefore, treating the wound with hydrogen peroxide, and then alcohol solution of chlorophyllipt or zelenok, you should try not to get on the skin around the navel. For a faster healing of the umbilical wound, the child needs to make air baths more often, use diapers with a special cutout under the navel, check that the clothes do not "rub", gently iron all the diapers and clothes of the baby.
Like any person, your baby needs daily hygienic procedures. Washing, nasal and ear care, nail care, washing and bathing - all this is part of the hygienic care for newborns. Children should be washed, as a rule, twice a day with a cotton swab dipped in ordinary boiled water. To wipe the eye, it is necessary to change the swab. Wipe the eyes from the inner edge to the outer. This approach will not allow infection in them. Spout of small children is cleaned with soaked in water with cotton wool as necessary. Do this procedure several times a week, when it is clear that you need to clean the spout or hear that the baby is not breathing freely. Ears of newborns require special care. Parents can carefully remove the yellow discharge with a cotton flag. Do not attempt to clean the ear deeply. Nails should be cut off with sharp manicure scissors with rounded ends. On the legs the nails are cut straight, and on the hands - rounded.
Wash the kids after each emptying. You need to do this immediately. This procedure can be carried out with water from a tap with a temperature of 36-37 degrees. Washing is the only procedure that distinguishes the care of a newborn child by a girl from caring for a boy. Girls are important to wash from front to back, because they are too close to the vagina and anus. As for bathing, it is the same for both the boy and the girl. The water temperature should also be 36-37 degrees, adding something absolutely unnecessary. In the first days of life, while the umbilical cord is healing, water should be boiled.
The first walks with the baby can be done 2 weeks after his birth. The first time the baby should be taken out on the street for just a couple of minutes. Every day, the time for walks should be gradually increased and gradually brought to an hour (if you want you can walk and a few hours a day). First walks and first books
Another important detail that includes caring for a newborn baby is a book. It may seem ridiculous and stupid to read books to a newborn, but in fact it is very useful. Reading kids is from a very early age, this contributes to their development. Love your children and take care of them right from the very first days!