新生儿日常护理 Daily Care for Newborn Baby
2018.10.10 1111人阅读 来源：爱博恩妇产医院
It is necessary to master the daily care skills for newborn babies since their skins are delicate and sensitive, which will do great help to babies’ growth.
The Baby’s Sleeping Position
Apart from breast-feeding, we should make sure that there’s sufficient sleep for your baby. Regarding sleeping position, we recommend side-lying position, specially right side-lying after breast-feeding, and left side-lying in between. Change your baby’s sleeping position frequently can effectively prevent flat head syndrome. There is no need for a pillow, if needed, the height of the pillow should be roughly the same as the shoulder breadth, and hard pillow is forbidden to correct baby’s head shape.
Clean the newborn baby gently right after birth, and carefully wrap the baby by a clean and warm blanket. Maintain your room temperature no lower than 23°C. Measure the body temperature every 4 hours on the first day after birth and when the temperature is stable at around 36.5°C, change to every 6 to 12 hours. If the body temperature is lower than 36°C or higher than 38°C, causes should be found and treatment should be performed.
Newborn’s skin is delicate and easy to damage, so the wiping should be gentle, the clothes should be loose, and clothes and quilt should be soft without buttons or pins. Wash the folds of skin with warm water after each peeing or pooping, and pat your baby dry with a towel.
Umbilical Cord Care
When the cord stump doesn’t fall off on its own, scrub it once a day with 75% alcohol, then cover it with sterile gauze, and better give sponge shower rather than full bath. After the cord falls off, try exposing the cord to air and allowing it to dry at its base. If your baby’s navel looks red or has yellowish discharge, anti-inflammatory treatment is necessary.