Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Small things to be avoided for baby

Small things to be avoided for baby

  • Talc (baby powder): if it was used frequently used for drying baby bottoms, it is not recommended today. It can cause respiratory problems.
  • Milk products and scented bubble baths, soaps and shampoos for adults: they irritate the sensitive skin of babies and the mucous membranes of the vulva girls. They contain too many chemicals, detergents and additives.
  • The cotton swab to clean the ears, nose or eyes: you may push the secretions deeper and hurt your baby. Clean only the visible parts with a small cotton ball wet a washcloth or a washcloth. Do not forget behind the ears: humidity and sweat are the crack.
  • The disposable wipes: these often cause irritations. Use them only when you have no access to water and soap. Try to use towels that are not fragrant.
  • Sunscreen before the age of 6 months rather put your child in the shade under an umbrella, make him wear a hat and sunglasses. After six months, choose a cream without PABA and without oxybenzone (BP-3): These ingredients cause allergies. If possible, do not expose your child to the sun between 10 am and 14 pm

Sunday, November 27, 2011

How to care the nose of baby

How to care the nose of baby
  • Clean your baby's nose, but be careful not to irritate. It can be fit to clear the nose with saline for babies sold in pharmacies or saline House (dissolve 2.5 ml (1 / 2 tsp) of salt in 240 ml (8 oz) of boiled water cooled. While respecting the proportions.). It is sufficient to put a few drops into one nostril at a time when it inspires. Remove secretions with a nasal bulb, while in a sitting position. Do it, preferably about 20 minutes before feeding or meal.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How to care the genital of baby

How to care the genital of baby

  • Always clean the vulva of your daughter from the front to the back, gently spreading the labia majora. Do not clean the inside of the labia minora of a baby. You could remove the mucus that protects them from bacteria.
  • Wash the penis and scrotum of your boy. Do not touch the foreskin, which is not off at birth and which opens only with time. There is no medical or hygienic to force it open before.
  • If your baby's bottom is irritated, use cream-based zinc oxide after each diaper change. This will prevent the delicate skin of your child is irritated by urine and feces. In all cases, clean them with a washcloth with warm water.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How to take the bath for baby

how to take the bath for baby

During the nine months that the baby spent in the womb, the water has been its natural environment. Generally, the baby loves be bathed. And now the bathroom is also the opportunity to meet, exchange smiles, hugs ... The more you are calm and confident, the more it will be.
  • When?
   -  In the morning? In the afternoon? The evening? You choose the time that suits you. Bath time can be an opportunity for fun and relaxation.
   -  It is not necessary to bathe a baby daily. A bath every two days or three days is sufficient. However, often clean her face and hands with a clean cloth, then clean his genitals and buttocks while changing his diaper. Especially, do not use soap or cleanser the first days after birth.
    - And if his navel unhealed? Fear not: the bath will not cause infection of the cord. But if you prefer, you can wash your baby with warm water, using a washcloth or a washcloth. Clean her face, ears, neck and the underside of the arms, hands, and finally the genitals and buttocks. So it does not cold, the ideal temperature of the room should be between 22 ° C (71 ° F) and 24 ° C (75 ° F).
    - If growing up, your baby tends to have dry skin , just give him a bath every 2 or 3 days. The rest of the week, you can wash with a washcloth. You can also moisturize the skin after bathing or as needed, with a fragrance-free cream base (as a basis Glaxal).
  • Where?
   - In a plastic baby tub in a sink or a clean sink filled with 8 cm to 12 cm of water (3 in. to 5 in.). The ideal temperature is 37 ° C (98 ° F), which equals the average temperature of the human body. Even if you use a thermometer, better check the water temperature with your elbow.
    - Never fill the bath while the baby is there, because a sudden increase in water temperature could burn severely. It is recommended to fill the tub, check the temperature of the water, then place the child in it.

It's tough to undress ...
Your baby cries when you take away his clothes and his bed? It's a perfectly normal reaction. It just feels a bit vulnerable! Everything should get better in the water, and also after bathing, when it is wrapped in a towel.

    - To prevent your baby from slipping, you can place a small towel in the bottom of the tub. In any case, never leave your child alone, not even a second!
    - Your baby can take a bath with you. But beware! when you know, his little body becomes very slippery. Hold it so well!
  • How?
    - Prepare in advance all the equipment you need and put it close at hand: a mild soap, a towel, coat , etc.. Always use a cleaner with a pH neutral and is designed for babies. Avoid conventional soaps, bubble baths and other scented products, which can irritate the skin.
    - If he soiled his diaper, wipe his buttocks before immersing in the bath, so you wash it with clean water.
    - To keep safe, place your forearms on his head and one hand under your armpit. Clean it with the other hand.
    - Dry it thoroughly by patting with a towel and with particular attention to the folds of his neck and thighs, or it may have redness in these areas.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

How to care the navel of baby

How to care the navel of baby

  • Clean it every day with a cotton swab dipped in warm water. Never use alcohol. Spend it carefully around his umbilical cord. Do not worry, it will do him no harm. Then dry the navel with the other end of the swab to the area remains clean and dry. Repeat after bathing.
  • Make sure that the layer of your baby is curled under her navel so that it does not rub. Let her navel to the air if the weather permits.
  • The cord is partially attached and there are some traces of blood? Do not worry. It is important not to pull on the cord, even if it is partially detached. When it is fully healed, it will fall on its own. This usually happens from day 5 to day 20 after birth.
  • If the cord is oozing and smelly, it bleeds a lot or it looks red and swollen, see your pediatrician. He may prescribe an antibiotic to prevent local infection.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

How to care baby's eyes

baby eyes care

  • Clean your baby's eyes with a wet washcloth clean, always from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner. Use different parts of the cloth or washcloth for each eye. This will prevent the spreading of a minor infection.
  • Your baby has a corner of the eye covered with a regular white or yellowish discharge? This is probably because the tear duct is not yet released. This will be a few months. You can, however, accelerate openness: wash your hands and make sure you have short nails and a few times a day, massage the base and sides of your baby's nose with your finger , going back to the corner of the eyes, but without touching them.
  • If your baby has this problem and you notice redness and heat in the region of the corner and under the eye or pus, see a doctor. Him an antibiotic may be prescribed if infection.
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