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Caring for the baby's navel area


navel Processing is necessary for the health of babies. How to care for your baby and your belly button to avoid infection from entering the small body? Processing - is the key to short healing wounds

And now, this long-awaited miracle happened! Finally, you can take on a new life and feel the warmth of a small calf. Of course, there is no limit to the happiness of the parents, but as if they did not want to remain light-hearted and hovering in the clouds longer, it is necessary to gather and clearly understand that their child is a tiny and delicate creature that requires constant care, enhanced health and development control .

Caring for the baby's navel areaHow many tests does the baby drop on the first day of his life? The child gets used to the new world and the way of taking vital substances, because the umbilical cord, which previously served as an indispensable vehicle for "life"- cut.

Then the parents will need completeAnd attention to help a small person cope with the healing of the navel wound and a lot of effort to eliminate the risk of infection through a vulnerable area.

First care of the navel in the maternity home

In order to do everything right, firstIt is necessary to determine: what is the umbilical cord? These are three, interconnected blood vessels. One of them is a vein filled with oxygen and useful vital substances that carries them to the fetus from the mother's placenta.

The other two are arteries,Recycled"Blood back. The gelatinous substance surrounding these vessels prevents their damage.

What is left of the child's umbilical cord, needsDaily processing. Thanks to simple but stable measures in the medical institution aimed at reducing this site in newborns, it is possible to achieve a result of only 2 cm. This small part of the body keeps itself in a clamp of plastic or metal all the time.

But I must say that not all maternityInstitutions use clamps and bandages. More often the wound (or else the remainder of the umbilical cord) is simply processed until the discharge. The traditional solutions of antiseptics for processing remain unchanged: potassium permanganate, popularly called simply "Potassium permanganate", And all the known hydrogen peroxide.

As a result of these manipulations remains onlyOnly a small umbilical wound. But parents need to remember that the drying out of this site is an individual matter, since the thickness of the umbilical cord is different for each kid.

In some maternity hospitals the remainder of the navel is cut off already for 2 days. In this case, heals the wound in the newborn much faster.

In the process of healing, this area is tightened by a crust. Her, as before, the remainder of the umbilical cord (if there are no special instructions from the doctor) is treated at intervals of 1 day.

Due to persistent procedures, bloodyThe crust also disappears. Do not be frightened if, after falling away, drops of blood appear. In this case, usually the doctor manages the appointment of additional treatments of the area with usual antiseptic agents or the application of a once-on-time haemostatic sponge to the wound.

Correct treatment of the navel in newborns after discharge

Usually a week is enough for a fullWound healing. And daily processing of the umbilical region after bathing will not only contribute to this, but also prevent the development of infections. As mentioned earlier, if there are prescriptions of the doctor (with bleeding or slow crusting), the site can be treated several times a day.

About the question "How to treat a newborn's navel? "- a lot of information. In general, doctors recommend a solution of the so-called "Zelenki". Its advantage over other antiseptics intended for this procedure is full readiness for use and, therefore, no need to waste time preparing the solution.

Caring for the baby's navel areaEffectively process the umbilical region and "Potassium permanganate", But it will have to be prepared, which is not very convenient for mothers with young children.

There is another good alternative alreadyMentioned means. It is a 1% solution of chlorophyllipt on an alcohol basis. It consists of a mixture of chlorophylls present in the leaves of eucalyptus. The positive side of this remedy is that the chlorophyllipt is colorless.

This is important, because it helps with easeNotice the first redness in the onset of inflammatory processes. But it is also important to remember that with this drug it is necessary to be extremely careful, the delicate skin of a child is very easy for them to damage. Therefore, it is necessary to apply the solution neatly and precisely to the required area, so as not to leave a burn around the treated area.

How to properly process the umbilicusNewborns and do not harm them, it is better to find out from the doctor. So, for example, in no case can you most prepare a peroxide solution to remove the fragilely sticking crust. All because in everyday life it is impossible to achieve the necessary proportions and the ideal sterility of the drug. It is necessary to remember and about the limited period of validity of the pharmacy variant of peroxide.

Naturally, other antiseptic agents, inIncluding those that are created on the basis of chlorophyllipt for the correct processing of the navel babies, should also be bought at the pharmacy and do not forget to pay special attention to the quality and shelf life.

As for when it is more convenient to conductProcedure for removing the crust, it is better to do this after bathing. Then the skin of the child is softer, more supple, and it is easier to cope with cortical formation. In this case, this procedure less traumatizes the baby.

It is very convenient and correct to handle the wound, andAlso carry out manipulations with a crust with the help of ordinary cotton buds. Proven and approved by the mothers way of treatment is as follows: the index and thumbs slightly press on the part of the tissue near the umbilical zone. This contributes to "Disclosure of"Of the treated area in the center, where we apply the solution on a cotton swab.

It is also necessary to remember this: Although this procedure is simple, but in the case of the slightest suspicion of pus, bloody or other secretions longer than the time announced by the doctor, you should immediately contact a medical institution!

If you have any concerns, or youUnsure of what you know exactly, how much to process the navel of the newborn in time to do everything as it should, just ask the nurse. She is obliged to visit the child and mother after discharge a few more days.

To bathe small children up to two weeks oldIt is better in boiled water with a solution of potassium permanganate, a concentration of a slightly pink shade cooled to body temperature. An important nuance is that previously potassium permanganate is dissolved in a small container so that grains of it do not injure the child.

Caring for the baby's navel areaIf the belly button still has an umbilical remainder after the discharge and the doctor did not give any special instructions, then you can bathe the baby just like with a wound. Treatment "Not falling off"The navel of the house is no different from the one carried out in the hospital: once a day with a solution of"Zelenki".

What should I avoid while manipulating the navel region of babies:

  • Fear of touching the wound of the navel or the remainder of the umbilical cord. This is important for correct treatment and prevention of infections;
  • Delaying treatment to the doctor. At the slightest fear, we appeal to medical institutions;
  • Friction or even more so that the wound remains under a diaper or gauze. To avoid the development of infections and for early healing, this area should always be open.

In any case, parents should not fall intoPanic at the sight of a tiny and defenseless creation. Remember! Responsibility for a small life and full development of the baby lies with you. And this is a huge honor and unlimited happiness!

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