Having a baby is perhaps the most anticipated moment of your life. In addition to the special time spent together, with joys, but also with a lot of stress, you must have at hand some essential products for his well-being.
Clean his face
Cleaning the eyes, nose, mouth and even the ears is done by means of compresses on which physiological serum is applied. It has more uses than we can imagine, being essential for both humans and animals.
Saline is a mixture of water and sodium chloride. The latter chemical is actually the table salt that we consume in our daily diet.
Therefore, for the hygiene of the baby’s face, the physiological serum must be found both in your home and when you go on a trip.
Take care of delicate skin
For the slightly irritated skin under the baby’s diaper, after preliminary cleaning with water or special wet wipes for small ones, apply a cream, such as sudocrem, which forms a protective layer against unpleasant irritations.
The rest of the body should also be protected and intensively moisturized with a special dermatological cream for babies or one suitable for the whole family. Regarding the specific irritations of the baby’s skin, you can also test thermal water with a calming effect, which also has a cooling role during the summer.
Preventing unwanted infections can be done with antiseptic solutions from the pharmacy, such as betadine or baneocin. They can be used, according to the indications from the maternity ward or received from the pediatrician, for the umbilical stump, following the creation of holes in the ears, wounds, etc.
They are products that act gently on the baby’s delicate skin, helping to prevent and reduce the risks of infection.
Give him his daily dose of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is absolutely necessary for your baby to prevent a disease called rickets, which can lead to bone health problems. As babies do not eat foods rich in vitamin D and are not exposed to the sun, you will have to give them this vitamin, in the form of drops. Most likely, you are already familiar with the term Vigantol, which is given to infants from the second week of life. So, don’t forget your daily dose of vitamin D!
It relieves the effects of colic
The existing treatments on the pharmaceutical market for the relief of colic in babies are more and more diversified. It is administered on several consecutive days, usually before each meal, taking into account the indications on the leaflet or the pediatrician.
Colic can occur for many reasons, from the slow development of the digestive system, incorrect feeding, the diet of the mother, to the temperament of the baby. Therefore, if you see him agitated all the time, if he cries often for no other reason and brings his legs to his abdomen accompanied by whimpers, we are most likely talking about the existence of colic. It’s time to try to relieve these discomforts with kebene.
You can also use white sounds, warm baths, light massages or comfort and positioning on your tummy. This stressful time will pass for the baby as well as for you.
Help him with his constipation
Another possible problem, by the way, quite common among infants, is the occurrence of constipation. It is good to know that he does not have to have a stool every day, especially if feeding is done mainly with breast milk.
If three or more days pass, it will be necessary to make his mission easier. Use micro enemas or special suppositories for babies, which have a fairly quick effect and thus your baby will get rid of this stress.
As a tip, test as many milk powder formulas as possible, under the conditions that you use it to feed him. It is very likely that this is the main cause of constipation.
In conclusion, your baby should have his own care kit, as well as other treatments agreed upon after discussions with your regular pediatrician.
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