The skin of a newborn baby takes three years to fully mature, so its function and structure are very different from that of an adult’s skin.
The baby’s skin is particularly squeamish, sensitive and easily stimulated, causing various diseases.
Before the baby is 3 years old, especially in the first year, parents must pay attention to the daily care of the baby’s skin.
Understanding children’s psychology is the first step in educating children. Likewise, only by fully understanding the baby’s skin characteristics, parents can better care for the baby’s skin.
Newborn Skin Care Tips
1. Facial care
Symptoms: Babies often drool and spit up.
Nursing: It is more convenient to prepare a soft and moist towel, or a damp cotton towel to clean the baby’s cheeks. In autumn and winter, moisturizing cream should be applied in time to prevent chapped skin.
2. Eye care
Symptoms: redness at the corners of the eyes, and a lot of mucus secretions after waking up.
Nursing: Wash the corners of your baby’s eyes once a day with a damp cotton wool or soft cotton towel.
3. Nasal cavity care
Symptoms: Nasal secretions block the nostrils and interfere with breathing.
Care: Use a damp cotton towel (cotton swabs are not recommended, cotton swabs are easy to fall off and not easy to see) to gently roll out the secretions.
Fourth, umbilical care
Symptoms: The umbilical cord has fallen off when the baby is discharged from the hospital, and sometimes the umbilical hole is slightly wet or has a small amount of bleeding.
Nursing: No matter whether the umbilical cord falls off, you should clean the umbilical area after bathing every day, that is, use a sterile cotton swab dipped in 75% medical alcohol, gently wipe it from the center of the umbilical area in a clockwise direction, repeat three times, and replace the three cotton swabs ( Use a soft cotton towel that can be folded and reused), wipe out dirt and blood scabs, and keep the umbilicus dry and clean. When the umbilicus is red and swollen or has purulent secretions, you should go to the hospital immediately.
Five, buttocks care
Symptoms: The baby’s buttocks are very delicate and diapers should be changed in time.
Nursing: Wash and change diapers frequently. When changing diapers, dampen a cotton towel (you can also change a wet paper towel, but use a non-alcoholic irritant) to clean the remaining urine and fecal stains on the buttocks, and then apply baby buttocks Frost.
6. Body and Limbs
①Symptoms: If the baby sweats frequently.
Nursing: You should always have a soft towel (or a disposable cotton towel is more convenient) to dry his body to prevent him from catching a cold, and often change the cotton underwear, and bathe the baby every day.
②Symptoms: In the dry season or when changing clothes, thin and soft white flakes fall off.
Nursing: Keep the skin clean. After bathing, it can be changed according to the season. Autumn and winter: Apply moisturizing oil or lotion to prevent skin chapped and damaged. Summer: Apply talcum powder, keep the room ventilated and cool for babies with prickly heat, and apply hot prickly heat powder after bathing to reduce friction.
③ Symptoms: scratches, etc.
Nursing: Cut your baby’s fingernails short, don’t dress him too thick or too warm.