Best safety measures for the newborn:
Every parent will fall in love with their baby at first sight. Because it’s a precious bonding, any word will not give a complete meaning or sense to express the bonding. You should be very careful at the baby by following all the safety concerns for your infants. Every move that the baby make is wonderful to watch and enjoy. You should start your new schedule to care your newborn baby, which includes cradling, soothing, bathing, bedding, swaddling, and feeding. Follow these safety measures to make your parenthood more beautiful and bloom.
Hygiene before holding the newborn:
Washing the hands before holding the baby in your arms is compulsory because infections can be transferred through your hands. The newborn babies are very sensitive; their immune system is still under process.
They actually require time to fight against infections and diseases. Take a bath after returning home from the hectic schedule for a complete day, or at least try to sanitize yourself before approaching the baby.
Mothers should always carry a sanitizer with them. As you have become a new mother, your relatives, friends, and colleagues, everyone feels very excited to visit to congratulate you and to handle your baby. In such situations, you can ask them to sanitize their hands without any hesitation.
Safety concerns for infants when Lifting high or shaking:
Many people have a habit of lifting the baby high and shaking them out of excitement or a playful mood. This action can cause severe damage to the baby’s brain, and sometimes it may lead to bleeding in the brain. Hence the baby’s brain tissues will be damaged and result in death or coma stage.
Secure the baby while carrying or traveling:
Everyone would love to have a walk with their babies. As the newborn can’t walk, we usually carry them using the baby carry bag or stroller. Make sure to secure them properly before the walk. If you are traveling through a car, then fastened the baby properly in the car seat. Avoid rash driving while the baby is in the car. Stick a bill like ‘baby on the board’ on your car. Take all the essential safety concerns for your infants when traveling.
Feeding bottle and breast pump hygiene:
Sterilize and wash the feeding bottles and breast pumps appropriately before and after use. If the feeding bottles are not cleaned properly, the odor of milk remains in the bottle. Hence the baby will not show interest in sucking the milk. Breast pumps are with more benefits than breastfeeding though you are a way from home. Improper hygiene of feeding bottles or breast pumps may result in the baby vomiting and diarrhea.
Safety concerns for infants to Avoid diaper rashes:
You might be using cloth diapers or disposable diapers for your newborn. It’s best to use disposable diapers for the newborn because the peeing and pooing will be more frequent. Prepare a table ready with all the supplies needed while changing the diaper. The collections include diaper rash cream, wipes, diapers, diaper rash powder, and a dry sheet. Take the following precautions to avoid diaper rashes.
- Never re-use the disposal diaper though the baby has not used it.
- Change the diaper every two or three hours.
- Check the diaper in the regular intervals.
- Keep the diaper area neat and dry.
- Wash your hands before and after diapering.
- If you are using the cloth diapers, wash and dry them thoroughly.
- Wash the cloth diapers with mild detergents and soaps.
- Leave the baby without a diaper for few minutes. Let the skin in the diaper area relax.
Consult a doctor when necessary:
Have the doctor’s number noted, at any time, you may need to call your doctor?
Because you can observe sudden health changes in the newborn at any time like, a sudden increase in the body temperature, vomiting, diarrhea, or any rashes on the skin. Never dare to use any medicine without the doctor’s prescription.