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Basic rules for the newborn baby care

Basic rules for the newborn baby care

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Why does a child have a dry skin?

- Excessively dry skin is a part of the child's adaptation to a more dry environment.

- Several times a day, use a cream or oil for care for a newborn baby skin, add special funds for the skin when bathing baby.

Care of newborn umbilical wound

- The navel of the newborn must be dry and clean. Use a bandage, applying it to the wound.

- If the navel does not heal, has a strange color or odor, then you need to see a doctor because of a possible of infection in the child.

How to bathe a baby?

- Temperature in the bath should be about 22 degrees. The water temperature - 37 degrees.

- Undress the child and put him in a bath. Keep the baby's neck and shoulders.

- Wash the head to prevent seborrheic dermatitis.

- Taking the child out of the water, wrap it in a towel completely. When a child will a dry, smear baby cream.

Feeding breast milk - how often?

- On average, a child needs in breastfeed every two to three hours. Note that if the baby cries, it does not necessarily mean that he is hungry.

- Perhaps there are other reasons: the baby is cold, hot, wet or it needs attention. In any case, if the child is awake and crying - offer his chest.

Vomiting in infants after feeding?

- This is due to undeveloped digestive system. Typically, this problem disappears after 6 months. Breastfeed slowly, allowing your child to rest.

- After feeding, hold a few minutes of the newborn in a vertical position, to went out air that the child "swallowed" in the process of breastfeeding.

- If vomiting occurs too often, then consult a doctor. It may be necessary to change something in nutrition.

How to change a diaper?

- The first few weeks of a newborn child will have to change about 10 diapers a day. This is necessary to avoid skin irritation.

- Wipe the skin with a special cloth and emollient cream to prevent chafing.

How to change a diaper?

- The first few weeks of a newborn child will have to change about 10 diapers a day. This is necessary to avoid skin irritation.

- Wipe the skin with a special cloth and emollient cream to prevent chafing.

- Before putting the diaper put on the navel bandage.

- If there is irritation on the skin, then consult your doctor. Probably it is necessary to replace cream or use less dusting powder, as it can to dry skin.

How to wear the warmth of the child?

- Most new moms, grandmothers caring for a newborn, strive to dress him warmly, so he not  caught a cold. It is wrong for many reasons. Especially this is bad during sleep. In some cases, this is a cause of sudden death.

- Always choose comfortable clothes for a newborn from natural fabrics. On the clothes should not be elements that the baby could tear off and swallow, that can rub the delicate skin of the baby.

A newborn baby must not sleep in one position.

- It is necessary to lay the baby to sleep, first to one side and then the other. You need to do due to the fact that the skull bones not yet formed, so preventing a deformation.

- Another reason why it is necessary to change the position of the child - is an immature cardiovascular system. If the child is a long time in one position, it prevents good circulation.

When to start walking with a child?

- If it's no extreme temperatures, no rain or wind, you can take a walk with your child from day one. It is best to walk in the afternoon in the most warm and pleasant hours of the day. Do not forget to take a swipe, raincoat for prams in case of rain.

- If it's cold outside, warm the stroller for the child. If sun shines brightly, the direct rays of the sun should not fall on the child.

What to do if a child has colic?

- Colic are associated with an immature digestive system and they usually pass when a child is three months.

- Make a light massage. Stroke the child's tummy in a clockwise direction. Place your baby on his back and slowly bend the legs at the knees a few times. Before breastfeeding, put on his tummy.

- But it is best to consult a doctor which can to recommend an effective cure for colic.

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