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Safety Tips Important In Careing For Babies Part

What You Should Do? ------------------ 1. Always keep the baby neat and clean. 2. Cut the nails properly with utmost care. 3. Wet nappy should be removed and parts should be cleaned with soap.

4. Take care of the genitals because fungal infection is common in that area. Parts should be kept dry. 5. Care of the scalp is very important.Fungal infections, dermatitis ect can be prevented by proper cleaning.

6. Tight dress can cause irritation, hence dress should be loose and should allow entry of air. 7. Room should have sufficient light and ventilation.

It should be free from dust and insects. 8. Seperate bed preferably water proof is needed for kids .It should be arranged near mother's bed.

9. Always keep some music making toys near the baby. 10.

While carrying the baby, support the head with hand. Since the neck muscles are weak sudden fall of head can be dangerous. 11. Mothers milk is the best nutrition for the baby,it also gives emotional attachment.Breast milk should be given as per the babies need preferably in mother sitting position.Proper cleaning of nipple is also necessary.

Mother should take good nutritious diet throughout lactating period. 12. If there is some contraindication for breast feeding cows milk can be given.Feeding bottle should be cleaned with warm water and should be kept dry till next use.

13. Cows milk should be boiled and cooled.Some diseases like bovine tuberculosis,brucellosis ect spread through raw milk.

14. Some children are allergic to some substances like food,milk,dress,cosmetics ect. Try to find out the material causing allergy and avoid such things. 15. Mosquito nets should be used regularly.Diseases like malaria,dengue ,filariasis,yellow fever and ect spread through mosquito bites.

Mosquito bite can also produce skin eruptions with some allergic reactions.It also disturbes sound sleep. 16. A calm atmosphere should be maintained for a good sleep.Compared to adults infants need more sleep.

It is said that growth hormone secretion is activated during sleep. 17. Growth developement,behavioral developement,motor developement,personal social developement,language developement ect should be noted down in relation to age. However parents need not be over anxious because slight variations are seen from individual to individual.

18. Assessment of growth by measuring height and weight is necessary. 19. In the early months of life infant may defecate after every feed.Proper toilet training should be given when the infant grows.The infant can be placed on the toilet seat by the age of ten months.

20. The toilet seat (potty seat) should be cleaned with antiseptic liquid before and after use.It should not be shared by other children. 21.

If the baby shows some signs of distress like excessive crying,convulsions,fever with rigor,stiffness of neck,frequent vomiting and diarrhoea,bluish discolouration of the body,difficult breathing with grunting, ect pay attention and consult your doctor. 22. A first aid box should be kept in the room ,which should contain sterile cotton,dressing materials,antiseptic lotion and ointment and forceps.Seperate book should be maintained to note down the phone numbers of doctors, ambulance,police ect.

23. Child's medicines should be kept in seperate box.Information regarding dose and mode of administration should be written in a paper and affixed on the box.

24. While driving keep the baby in seperate seat belt. 25. When you are going out with the baby keep an identity card with your phone number and address inside his small pocket.

26. When the infant starts walking always accompany him to prevent a fall and injuries thereby. 27.

In emergencies take the first aid measures and take the victim to nearby hospital. Choking: The baby may swallow some solid objects and cause obstruction. Immediately make the baby to lie on the abdomen in head low position and press the abdomen backwards and towards the chest.

Stroking the upper back is also useful. If no result call a trained person to take the material with the help of forceps. Accidental poisoning: Try to takeout the poisonous substance and induce vomiting (except kerosine & acids). Wash the body with water to reduce absorption through skin.Identify the pioson and take the victim to the hospital. Burns: First of all remove the source of heat and put clean cold water.

Burned cloths should not be removed immediately. Cover the wound with sterile cotton and take to nearby hospital. Wounds: Clean the wound with clean water and stop the bleeding by compressing, raising the wound above the level of heart or use a tourniquet to compress blood vessels.

Then dress the wound with sterile cotton, bandage and consult a doctor. Drowning in bath tub: Take the baby immediately and keep the head in a low position, press the abdomen gentely or give a mouth to mouth sucking till the air way is clear. Give mouth to mouth breathing and cardiac massage and take the victim to the hospital.

Electric shock: Stop the source of current. Then observe the victim,if no breathing give mouth to mouth breath along with cardiac massage and take to the hospital. 28.

And the last but not the least, give your child maximum care, love and support to make him/her healthy and happy for ever.

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