Treatment of the umbilical wound of a newborn: what is needed for this and how is the procedure performed
With a procedure such as the treatment of the umbilical wound of a newborn, all young mothers face. Of course, if it did
1. Cotton sticks (sterile).
2. Zelenka (one percent).
3. Sterile gauze wipes.
4. Solution of hydrogen peroxide.
Such actions recommend holding one or twoonce a day, preferably before feeding in the morning and after an evening bath. Approximately two weeks later, the wound should dry and heal. To bathe a child during this period is recommended only in boiled water and exclusively with the addition of a solution of potassium permanganate (add only before the procedure). So:
1. Wash your hands well.
2. Stretch the edges of the navel with the thumb and forefinger of the left hand.
3. Lubricate the edges of the umbilical wound with a cotton swab (soaked in a solution of hydrogen peroxide).
4. Take a dry cotton swab and dry the wound of the baby (you can take a cotton swab instead of a stick).
5. Treat the place with a green.
6. Apply a sterile napkin to the umbilical wound.
Primary treatment of the newborn
Most mothers do not even suspect wheretake the crumb immediately after birth. The answer is quite simple: for processing and inspection. Important is the fact that the first care for the child is the most important moment. After all, your crumb has just appeared and, like all adults, needs the elementary rules of hygiene. Let's consider step by step how the newborns are treated. Divide it into four stages:
The first stage is the most important and responsible
Aspiration of the contents of the oral cavity and nasopharynx. This is done in order to free the above places from the accumulation of mucus, which can interfere with the normal breathing of the baby.
Prevention of gonorrhea of the baby. At this stage, the eyelids are rubbed with a dry and sterile cotton swab.
The third stage
Prevention of bleeding from the umbilical cord, umbilical sepsis. On a certain area of the navel, doctors impose two clamps and cut with sterile scissors. The remaining wounds are treated with 96% alcohol.
Prevention of pyoderma. The baby's skin is treated with a cotton swab dipped in vaseline and vegetable oil to remove contaminants and a grease.
Let's sum up the results
Treatment of umbilical wound is not an easy task, butrequiring attention from parents. After the midwife solemnly gave you the first time your baby, he also gave you all the "powers" to take care of the child. Do not forget about the most simple rules of hygiene and the stages of caring for your child. The main thing is not to be afraid! And then you will succeed!