How to care for your newborn's umbilical cord


How to care for your newborn's umbilical cord ,Baby's body parts prone to infection, especially part umbilical cord. Therefore, treatment of newborn umbilical cord should be done and considered properly. The umbilical cord itself is the liaison between mothers with babies while still in the womb. When in the womb the baby will receive the intake of food and oxygen through the umbilical cord.After birth, the baby's umbilical cord is not required so that the umbilical cord is cut and will leave some of the networks they attach to the stomach. Networks are still attached to the infant's abdomen will become dry and detached by itself within a few weeks after she was born. During that time the thing to note is maintaining the cleanliness of the umbilical cord, try the umbilical cord must remain dry and not infected. Here's how to care newborn umbilical cord.


How to care for your newborn's umbilical cord

How to Take Care of Baby Umbilical Cord

• clean the baby's umbilical cord

 The way it normally does when cleaning the umbilical cord of newborns by using cotton wool and water. However, the researchers said that it is better if the umbilical cord is left so easy to dry. If the umbilical cord is dirty or sticky enough to be cleaned using only plain water. Dry the umbilical cord using a soft cloth and easy to absorb. The natural way as this will give the best results.

• keep the baby's umbilical cord stay dry

 If the umbilical cord is always dala dry state, the detachment process will be faster. You can dry naturally with the umbilical cord does not close the umbilical cord. When about diapering would be better for these diapers do not cover the baby's umbilical cord. If the diaper is used for too long, you should fold the diaper in order to avoid closing the umbilical cord and to avoid irritation. In order for increased air circulation, you have to put your baby loose clothing.

• Bath

 When bathing the baby gunakanspons soft. This you can do during the healing process. With this bath sponge will prevent water on the baby's umbilical cord so that the cord will remain dry during the bath. After the umbilical cord off, you can bathe your baby in other ways such as bathing in a bath of special baby while bathing.

• Avoid Applying medicine or ointment Specific


  Do not apply ointment or certain medications on the baby's umbilical cord without the advice of a doctor.

• Let your baby's umbilical cord fall alone

 Infant's umbilical cord will dry and loose yourself if it's time. As a parent you have to be patient menatikan the time and still provide maximum care for your baby. Do not even once tried to withdraw or revoke the baby's umbilical cord. Leave until the umbilical cord falls by itself. This will make your baby stay comfortable without feeling any pain. Prior to taking care of the baby's umbilical cord, you are expected to always wash their hands first.

Identify the Causes and Signs of Infection on your baby's umbilical cord :


 As already mentioned earlier that the baby's umbilical cord susceptible to infection. Infection of the umbilical cord itself is usually caused by umbilical cord care is not done properly. Some specific risk factors also contribute such as premature birth, the baby has an infection at birth or the baby is being treated in hospital.In those areas of particular care for the umbilical cord is usually often done with a traditional ingredients. However, the fact it actually increase the risk of infection in the baby's umbilical cord.

Infection of the umbilical cord can be seen with signs such as the following:

  1.     When the baby's umbilical cord infections, common signs often appear, namely the emergence of unpleasant smells coming from the baby's umbilical cord.
  2.     Exit sticky pus or fluid in the baby's umbilical cord.
  3.     Around the base of the umbilical cord BYI red rash and swollen.
  4.     Babies will easily crying and fussing, especially if the umbilical cord untouched.
  5.     Visible presence of blood.
  6.     In certain cases, the umbilical cord infection is usually accompanied by symptoms such as fever, are reluctant to drink, and so forth.

What should be done if there is an umbilical cord infection in your baby?


 If the infection actually happening with the invisibility of traits, as already mentioned above, it is recommended to immediately bring your baby to the doctor. Untu cope, the doctor will usually prescribe antibiotics and syringes so that the bacteria found around the umbilical cord is reduced.If the umbilical cord infection will not be overcome very dangerous and will cause a systemic infection. Which infants will develop a state of weakness, fever, reluctant to breastfeed or yellow.In addition to do the correct treatment of the baby's umbilical cord to reduce the occurrence of infections, breastfeeding early and direct skin contact with the baby's birth mother is able to provide antibodies to fight infection. Avoid baby urine is something that needs to be done. Because the baby's urine is one of the causes of infection in the umbilical cord. Therefore, the use of the diaper under the baby's umbilical cord is strongly recommended.

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