Children are more prone to catching cold in winter. There is no question of a newborn. I want the highest caution for him. I want to be aware of this from the time I was born. Traditional winter woolen garments can adversely affect the baby’s delicate body. So the newborn’s winter clothes should be as soft as his.
Warning from scratch
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Associate Professor and neonatal and pediatrician. Abdul Mannan said that in winter, the newborn’s body temperature should be maintained before he is born. Her suggestion is that if a normal baby is born (full 36 weeks) at home, then the room temperature should be 26 to 28 degrees Celsius. This applies to the room where the newborn will be after birth. You can ensure this temperature by lighting the room heater and keeping the doors and windows closed. Many people keep coal and chaff fires in the corners of their houses. In that case, you must be careful about the fire. Immediately after birth, wipe the body of the newborn with an old clean and soft cotton cloth. If the fetal fluid gets stuck in the body, the body heat is released very quickly, which is called evaporative heat loss. Instead of placing the newborn in a separate bed or in a cool place, place it near the mother’s abdomen or on the chest. Keep in mind that the mother’s skin will stick to the newborn’s skin. Then cover the newborn with a warm cloth and feed him as soon as possible. The glucose, protein and fat in it keep the baby warm. Milk is a light exercise, so the body begins to generate heat on its own.
What not to do
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Expert Md. Abdul Mannan said that the risk of newborns getting sick in winter is increased due to some common behaviors as soon as the baby is born. Bathing a child as soon as it is born is a traditional sight in our country. This is because a white coating appears on the body of the newborn immediately after birth. Many people think it is dirty and wipe it off or take a bath and wash it off. Someone even removes the liquid paraffin. But it’s basically a newborn’s protection. It maintains the body temperature of the newborn, prevents any bacterial infections and protects the skin. Almost everyone shaves their head in one day. But sometimes it can lead to neonatal pneumonia. Hair retains the temperature of the newborn’s head. If you have very long hair and there is a problem with it, you can cut it with scissors. Many leave their newborns in the cold morning air to be exposed to the sun. It is not advisable to take the baby outside in cold winter wind, fog or cloudy weather. If the sun rises and the wind is low, the newborn should sit in the sun on his lap before 12 noon. If the body is getting warm, one by one the limbs should be exposed to the sun all over the body, but not more than half an hour. The afternoon sun is harmful to the newborn’s body.
Another common practice is to put oil on the navel and keep it in the sun. Remember, it only creates the path of transmission. The navel will be open but without touching anything. Largely loose cotton clothing can be covered. Wearing diapers will also be under the navel. One diaper cannot be kept in any way for more than 4 hours.
It is very common in our country to massage oil or lotion on the body of a newborn to strengthen the bones and warm the body. But the doctors said that for the first month, the baby should not be touched with oil, soap, powder, lotion, cream, ink, kajal. After two to three months olive oil or mustard oil can be massaged. Many people use oils and lotions of foreign companies thinking it is better. See if these are suitable for use in our country’s climate. There is also a risk of allergies in the baby.
Bathing in lukewarm water
It is not advisable to bathe the newborn directly in water for at least one month in winter. It is not advisable to give birth prematurely or bathe a pre-mature baby for two months. After three days you can wipe the body lightly with lukewarm water. After one month or two months you can take a bath in water one day a week. The water for bathing or wiping the body should be boiled for 10 minutes first. Then light kusum should be heated. Disinfectant liquid should not be mixed in water. Even if the water is heated in the sun. The baby’s bath must be in a closed room. As a result, the newborn will not be exposed to cold in the air.
Clothing will be soft
It is not advisable to dress the newborn directly in wool. Doctors say that there may be an allergy to the small hairs of wool. You can put a wool sweater on the cotton clothes, the newborn has to wear at least three width clothes. It can be kantha and blanket. Of course it will be useful for the baby.
Farzana Ali, managing director of The Baby Shop, said that newborn clothes are available in the country. These are made of cotton, wool and other warm fabrics. Newborn clothing includes body suits and rumpers. Through these, the work of clothes and pants will run together. There’s also Baby Sack. It’s a lot like skin, but works like a blanket. The newborn should wear clothes that can be opened from the front. She has the advantage of having a chain in front of the baby sack. Besides, many people are wearing half-sleeved or full-sleeved sweaters and T-shirts to newborns. In winter, newborns must wear gloves, socks and hats. Remember, however, that the newborn’s body should not be covered with anything other than cotton. If you still have a cold after all this, use a rubber nasal aspirator to get rid of the newborn’s cold and arrange to see a specialist immediately.
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