How to care for newborns?
Maintain body temperature
Newborns have poor adaptability to changes in the outside temperature, and are prone to get sick from both over-cold and over-heat. The room temperature of newborns should be kept at 22-24 degrees Celsius, and that of premature babies should be kept between 24-26 degrees Celsius. The temperature difference between day and night should not be too large.
In addition to the appropriate room temperature, attention should be paid to the increase or decrease of clothing and quilts, and to observe whether the room temperature and clothing are appropriate. The best indicator is to observe the body temperature of the newborn. If it can be maintained between 36-37 degrees Celsius (under the armpit) Ideal.
It is necessary to encourage breastfeeding of newborns, especially colostrum during the first breastfeeding after birth, which contains a variety of antibodies and must not be discarded. Early breastfeeding is not only beneficial to the nutrition of the newborn, but also can promote the secretion of mother's milk. Newborns can be fed regularly, that is once every 3 hours; they can also be fed irregularly, that is, when the newborn wants to eat, they can feed it, which is more in line with the physiological requirements of the newborn. If there is no breast milk, then choose to use infant formula milk powder feed. Electric Breast Pump.
prevent an infection
The newborn’s bedroom should minimize the number of people and visits, especially not allowing patients to enter the newborn’s bedroom. The indoor air should be kept fresh, and the windows should be opened regularly for ventilation under the condition of ensuring the room temperature.
Wash hands carefully when touching and caring for newborns. Pay attention to keeping your baby's skin clean. Wash your buttocks after defecation. Bathe your baby often. Pay special attention to the cleanness and dryness of the armpits, the roots of the thighs, the elbows and the creases of the thighs. At the same time, the umbilicus is an important gateway for bacteria to invade the newborn's body, and the umbilicus must be kept clean.
Therefore, parents must pay attention to the care of the newborn. At the same time, they must stay away from the baby when the parents are playing with the mobile phone, so as to avoid the mobile phone hitting the baby's head due to their own mistakes and causing injury.