Some common questions related to the care of children, especially newborns

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  Bathing a newborn baby immediately after birth in the cold weather until the fortieth day, which is permissible that you do not have to worry about any mother, as it is permissible to bath the baby in the cold weather before reaching forty days, but two days after the birth, provided that two days before it is sufficient to wipe and dry only , And postpone bathing the infant for two days. This is due to the fact that your child’s body benefits from the white material that covers his body, called “fatty paint”, because of its great benefit in protecting him from cold, germs and various diseases and strengthening his immune system, especially after he was safe in his mother’s womb and for babies People with stomach ache preferably in the evening before bedtime, preferably the process of bathing twice a week and not on a daily basis because the skin of newborns is very sensitive

The following are the important steps that the mother must take into account when bathing children in the winter: –

Newborn first bath
First bath of newborn baby girl.The mom washes the baby with natural sponge.

   1- Warm the bathroom or room in which you protect your child, provided that the temperature is 38, equivalent to the body temperature, while preparing all the necessary tools for bathing as follows: a plastic bath. Children’s shampoo. Soft sponge. Water thermometer. Soft towel

    2- Begin washing your child’s head with lukewarm water, that is, it is not hot or warm, so that he does not catch a cold, then dry his hair gently with a soft towel on his head 

 3- Wash your child’s body with warm water after measuring the temperature in the water temperature scale, so that the water temperature does not exceed the room temperature, so that your child does not catch a cold

     4- Moisturize your child’s body after washing the body with a moisturizing cream or lotion, and massage his body until the lotion absorbs and feels warm. 

     5- Wear your baby quickly, and make sure that the layer in contact with his skin is made of cotton so that he does not become allergic, because the skin of newborns is very sensitive. Do not expose your child to any cold air after bathing.  

   6- Feed him until he is completely asleep, so it is advisable to take a shower time in the evening


Can the child be brought out at any time? 


Some mothers find themselves at a loss in time to get the infant out of the home. Many of them have fear that a child may be hurt by exposure to sunlight, high temperatures, and dust, but it is not harmful for the child to ever come out. After doing a lot of research, it turns out that the child’s exit depends on the health condition of the newborn. 

It should be noted that the age of the infant removes the fatty layer in which the child is born. It has already been mentioned in this fat layer that the child is born that it will protect the child from birth from many diseases and germs and strengthens his immunity in the face of various diseases.


What should be considered when carrying a child? 

  Some important advice should be followed when carrying a newborn baby, the most important of which are:

1- Care should be taken to keep the hands clean while carrying the newborn, as it does not have strong immunity to resist the germs that may infect

2- Therefore, hands should be washed with warm soapy water well

3- Hand sanitizer can be used for other people who want to carry the baby

 4 – The child must be carried properly, by providing support for his head and neck, as the head of the newborn child is the heaviest part of the body at birth, and he cannot support his head himself, and special attention must be paid to the Yavoukh area in the infant’s head.

What blame tools are available in the home for a newborn baby?

There must be many tools available in the home that would take into account newborn and important children for parents, because it is necessary to check on the health of their children. These include: 

  Thermometer to measure a baby’s body temperature 

 Medical nail scissors-

 Saline nose drops

  Nose lamp

  Diaper Cream –

  Anti-bacterial cream

  Small dressings 

How to take care of the new baby?

        The new baby is like a young tree, which requires intense care from its first day in order to grow and grow, so we will clarify some important points that every mother must provide to her newborn to ensure the good health of the newborn and one of the most important advice   

1- Ensure that the hands are completely clean before touching the newborn, as it is still weakly immune and infectious to anyone. 

Carrying the child properly, taking into account the position of the head and neck, as the newborn is still flexible.

3- The newborn needs food every two to three hours, and if the child sleeps and does not wake up at the time of his food, he must be awakened 

4- Avoiding shaking or shaking the newborn, as this may harm him, so it must be dealt with with a light touch, and avoiding playing with him in a rough way. 

5- Massage the newborn, as this enhances the mother’s emotional relationship with her newborn and helps in its development

 Keeping the child away from bright light may harm him, and replace it with soft and moderate lighting 6-

Try to burp the newborn after each feeding process to get rid of the air it takes while breastfeeding.

How do I deal with a child from the age of two days to a month?


There are many tips that you should pay attention to for children from the age of two days to the age of the month, and here are the following tips for the first weeks of a child: 

In the first week 

1- Prefer to wrap the child with a blanket to feel safe, 2- Experts prefer that the mother hang contrasting toys such as white and black over his eyes in order to be seen while lying in his bed. 3- If your child suffers from jaundice, try to feed him frequently, because the food relieves him from this condition. The mother must take care of herself, especially if she has stitches or if she undergoes caesarean section, she needs a lot of rest


second week

The child’s limbs move convulsively and lack neuromuscular compatibility. By the end of the first month, his movements will become smoother as his control over his muscles grows. Sucking and chewing his hand is one of his main activities during this period. Children may breathe loudly because a large amount of air passes through very narrow passages. However, it is not a cause for concern because the child is not likely to catch a cold at an early age, but you should not hesitate to contact a doctor if you feel anxious

Breastfeeding is the best option, but it takes a week to get used to, you must be patient, as it will become easier with the passage of time. A majority of mothers may wonder how to know that her baby has satiated and took enough milk. If he is breastfeeding every two to three hours, or at least 8 times a day during the first three weeks, he is more likely to get enough milk


The third week of activities carried out by the child at this stage are feeding and holding the hand and eyelash, and sometimes the child may stare at the mother well, so the mother must make the best use of those moments by looking at him in focus, with a wide smile, and moving the head. If the child cries or feels uncomfortable and stable for more than 3 hours a day, three days a week, he or she may suffer from severe colic 



Fourth and last week: The child’s age approaches the month, and by the end of this week, he may be able to raise his head a little while sleeping on his stomach, and he can also turn his head from side to side. The movements of his hands and legs become less cramping, he controls his muscles better and he will be able To achieve more neuromuscular compatibility in the near future. He may have started building his own sleep and eating style 

When do I feed my child?

Pleasant young woman feeding a cute baby
Pleasant young woman feeding a cute baby

This question is answered by five points  


  • Good time 
  • Amount of food 
  • Type of food 
  • Contraband during the first year 
  • Notes during eating    


The American Pediatric Association recommends several important tips for feeding children and they are summarized in the following points:

1- Do not enter any food except after the age of six months to ensure full use of breast milk.

2- As for the type of food, we can start with fruits such as bananas, apples, and vegetables such as zucchini, carrots, potatoes, or cereals, but they are only rice or wheat only without any additives like milk or honey

3 – As for the amount of food, we start with small quantities and then gradually increase it. For example, the first day is suspended and the second is suspended, and so on until we are at the end of the first week, we fed it a whole dish.

4- For prohibitions in the first year they are dairy products, white honey, egg whites, citrus fruits such as oranges and mandarin

As for the notes that must be observed when introducing any new food, they are diarrhea, constipation, bloating or gas.


What should the mother avoid with the newborn baby?

There are many mistakes that many mothers make when dealing with children, and these are common mistakes:

1- Putting kohl in the newborn’s eye besides that it may lead to wounding the sensitive baby’s eye, as it may also lead to lead leakage inside the newborn’s eye, which may blind, God forbid. Also, hammering, especially near the baby’s ear, as we do, may cause deafness or hearing loss

2- Shaking the child in the sieve, and it is one of the worst habits that we do. Shaking the child in the sieve, especially if it is strong. 

3- Igniting incense and candles with the aim of preventing envy in the week and lighting candles in a closed place, may cause sensitivity to the child and problems with breathing and eye inflammation


When does my child drink water? 

Doctors advise to start drinking the baby water after 6 months, along with starting to feed him some types of solid foods. It is preferred not to give the child water before this age because this would cause him some health problems and reduce his appetite for breastfeeding. The period of breastfeeding before the age of six months is sufficient for a child’s development, as the amount of water in the milk of breastfeeding usually provides all the amount of water that children need to grow


What are the reasons that lead to middle ear disease? 

Inflammation of the middle ear occurs a lot in newborns, due to breastfeeding and the baby is sleeping on his back, especially in breastfeeding with artificial milk. This rarely happens with breastfeeding because the mother places her arm under the child’s head


What foods should be fed to a newborn baby when the temperature is high?

Usually the child cannot eat when the temperature is high, the mother should not pressure her son to eat, she should only give him plenty of water and warm juices and herbs or soups, the child will not eat regular solid food in the presence of heat



How do I keep my child’s skin in winter? 

Cold weather has a tax on the skin of each of us, but the winter months are the most severe on baby’s skin, especially if the skin is sensitive and irritable. Without caring for your child’s sensitive skin, it may become dry and itchy, and it may show symptoms of redness, pills, or even bleeding, so the mother should make sure that the child is getting enough fluids throughout the day. 

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