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Health Tips for Babies: For First Time Parents

If it is your first time to be a parent, (a.gov), it might be difficult for you when to be overprotective or just be a slight one, or when you have to call for some medical assistance for your baby. In some cases, you have to contact or need the help of the experts, yet in most instances you can treat such minor problem yourself. Check the following tips on how to treat minor issues about your baby, webmail.shaw.ca.

Caring the Umbilical Cord of the Newborns

You have to take good care of the umbilical cord of your baby and keep it  dry and clean and make sure it is being prevented from any infections. You can dab on such area, it can be once or twice a day with the use of cotton swab or some alcohol. Then, the baby’s diaper must always be below the umbilical cord, so that it will not get rubbed or wet by the urine of the baby. Contact your baby’s health provider right away if you observe some bleeding, and also some smelly pus.

Treating or Preventing Diaper Rashbaby1

You can possibly prevent the diaper rash of your baby when you will frequently wash the bottom with warm water and soap, between the changes, webhost email. You can also put some zinc oxide wit in the  affected area if the irritation occurs. You can also let the baby be uncovered  for some time each day, so that the bottom can feel and enjoy some fresh air. Just always place a towel underneath to be able to catch the baby in case of accidents.

Treating Colic

Colic can one of the issues that can frustrate parents. This kind of pain can be caused by the wind, which will be soothed only when it passes. You can some ways to calm the pain, like holding the stomach of the baby down across your lap, and then rub the baby’s back. Or, you can add some gentle rocking motion. If ever, the colic is frequent, you can swap the diet of your baby.

Why the Staff in Neonatal Units Like to Separate the Premature Babies from the Mothers

There is one question that we keep on encountering the course of our advocacy for neonatal unity for mothers and babies. That is the question as to why the staff in neonatal units like to separate the premature babies from the mothers, in the first place. This is a pertinent question, because we need to first understand the thinking that informs the separation, before we can start advocating against such separation. In other words, we need to first understand why the staff members in the neonatal units like to separate the premature babies from the mothers, before we can start criticizing the arrangement.

So why do the staff in neonatal units like to separate the premature babies from the mothers?

Well, one of the reasons as to why the staff members in the neonatal units like to separate the prematurely born babies from the mothers probably has to do with concerns about infections. This is where some of the staff members feel that constant contact with the mothers could cause certain infections to the prematurely born babies (whose immunity systems tend to be very underdeveloped). There may not be much in terms of scientific evidence to back this up, by there are some neonatal unit staff members who’d rather be cautious than sorry.

Another reason as to why the staff members in the neonatal units like to separate the prematurely born babies from the mothers has to do with the logistics. You have to appreciate that several prematurely born babies are typically placed in the same room (typically in an incubator), within the neonatal unit. So if you were to talk of the mothers being constantly with the children, it would mean that all mothers with children in the incubator be present in the room. The logistics of that can get tricky: having all those new (and typically greatly distressed) mothers in the same room all the time… it can be very tricky. On a less sadder scenario, this is more or less the same way that administrators of social services in Georgia opt to disburse social benefits funds electronically, through the Compass.ga.gov website, just to ease the logistics.

The other reason as to why the staff members in the neonatal units like to separate the prematurely born babies from the mothers has to do with concern about mothers’ distress. This is where the staff members are of the opinion that having the mothers in the rooms where the babies are (in incubators) is only likely to distress the mothers. This is understandable, because after all, these are typically  mothers who expected to deliver ‘normal’ full-term babies, and who are still trying to process the turn of events. Add to this the fact that some of the prematurely born babies are unfortunately bound to die in the neonatal units, and how that can be distressing to the other mothers who would then have to harbor fears of the same fate befalling their babies… So to avoid such distress, the neonatal unit staff members opt to keep the mothers out. In this context, the objective of the neonatal unit staff members is simply to minimize the mothers’ potential distress.