10 essential care for the baby's navel

At birth the baby, the umbilical cord of the newborn, are cut and tied off to form what will be his navel, which requires frequent cleaning and care, to prevent infection. Read the tips below:
  1. Wash the navel stump with mild soap and water baby when it is dirty or sticky or hecesorina urine or feces.
  2. Dry the area with a clean, lint does not accumulate and let air dry as long as possible.
  3. Clean the stump with alcohol 70% if you indicated the pediatrician, a cotton swab dipped in alcohol and clean the stump several times a day.
  4. Acquire diapers are already prepared to stop this; having an opening at the top so that the stump exposed to air, as long as possible. If this is not possible, bends the top of the diaper, so that the stump is free.
  5. Change the diaper the baby if it is wet, to prevent urine wet the stump.
  6. Avoid submerging the baby in the bath until the cord falls off, it can cause an infection, so, wash the baby only sponge.
  7. Check each day that the stump is free from infection, although rare, can spread to the surrounding tissue very quickly. Remember that signs of infection include fever, malodorous discharge, pain, swelling and redness.
  8. Do not remove the scab prematurely as it can bleed, let it fall off by itself.
  9. Maybe the knuckle blood if so, apply a gauze pad over the area for a few minutes, if still actively bleeding, see your pediatrician.
  10. Do not panic if you Umbilical cord changes color before falling, this is normal, change to a brown and finally black before you part.