What Should I Look For In Caring For My Newborn?

Some mothers learn a lot of theory during pregnancy, but in reality, when it comes to newborn care, they are still overwhelmed, both because they have not mastered the theory to the point where they can make it work, and because they lack practical experience, as the theory does not contain as many solutions as the real problems that arise.

What should I do if he or she is constipated?

If your newborn is constipated, you can stimulate the anus with warm water or massage the anus gently with your fingers to relieve constipation. However, you should not use it too often to prevent your baby from becoming dependent on it. For frequent constipation, mothers should insist on doing passive gymnastics for their babies to increase the strength of the abdominal muscles and facilitate defecation.

Don’t be afraid of diarrhea in babies

Newborns have immature digestive functions and develop quickly. They need a lot of calories and nutrients and are prone to diarrhea if they are not fed or cared for properly. Babies with diarrhea should keep their abdomen warm by wrapping it in a towel or using a hot water bag to warm it up, and giving it plenty of rest.

Look at the colour of the stool to identify health

Pus and blood in the stool may indicate dysentery; black, tarry or dark red stool may indicate upper gastrointestinal bleeding; blood in the stool, bright red, may indicate lower gastrointestinal bleeding or anal fissure; greenish stool with foam may indicate indigestion; watery or porridge-like stool may indicate diarrhea from various causes; hard, brown ball-shaped stool may indicate constipation. Different methods of cleaning up poop are made for babies of different genders, and if you are not very skilled in how to do this, you can consult some experienced baby doctors. 

After the baby is born, the diaper pad can be used until the child is 3 years old and no longer wets the bed. The nappy pad is usually laid flat under the baby to prevent leakage and wetting of the mattress if the baby is wearing a nappy, ensuring that everything is safe. To avoid soiling the mattress with baby’s urine when changing nappies, you can place a spacer underneath your baby to save effort and energy. For washable pads, choose a cotton surface and, of course, a good quality one that will come into direct contact with your baby’s skin. In addition, choose one that does not penetrate easily and is not easily deformed by washing. After all, they are meant to be used for a long time, so if you find that your baby’s urine still permeates the sheets, it won’t be cost effective. Hence, you may need to choose the best nursing pad for your baby for aforementioned consideration. 

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