The navel is a key part of the baby. When the baby is still in the mother’s stomach, the navel is an important tool for him to absorb nutrients and release waste.

After the baby is born, the umbilical cord is separated from the mother and the incision will heal slowly. In this healing process, more than 30% of newborn babies have experienced inflammation in the process of umbilical cord healing. It can be seen that the healing of the first “small wound” after birth has become a thorny problem for new parents.

If the baby’s navel is not properly carefully cared for, four abnormal situations will easily occur. If the following conditions occur, please consult the doctor in time.

1. Infant umbilical eczema

Infant umbilical eczema is also common. Umbilical eczema may be caused by cutting the umbilical cord, inappropriate anti-inflammation or inappropriate parental care for the baby’s umbilical cord. In addition, it may be caused by allergies to the baby’s umbilical eczema. Infant umbilical eczema symptoms are: baby umbilical skin erosion and more wet, but also a small rash. If the baby’s belly eczema, what should parents do? Mom and dad can take the baby to the hospital for treatment, doctors will use the baby’s belly eczema ointment drug comprehensive treatment.

2. Inflammation of baby’s navel

If the baby is not breast-fed, abnormal and rigid, and the baby’s navel appears abscess, swelling, wetness and other conditions, then parents should pay attention to, because the baby is likely to suffer from navel inflammation. Don’t think that the navel is only a small problem. At this time, we should take the baby to the hospital immediately and ask the doctor to prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs or other ways to help the baby anti-inflammatory.

3. Occurrence of umbilical hernia in infants

If parents touch the baby’s navel with their hands and find that the baby’s navel protrudes, then the baby is likely to have umbilical hernia. In fact, as long as parents care properly and minimize the baby’s crying and exertion, most of the baby’s umbilical hernia will heal after one year old, but if the baby is one or two years old, but the umbilical hernia situation has not improved, then parents should listen to the treatment program of professional doctors.

4. Infant Umbilical Granuloma

Normally, the baby’s navel should be dry. If the baby’s navel is wet and polyps appear, father and mother should pay attention to this period of time, because the baby may appear swollen umbilical cord.

How do we care for the baby’s belly button?

There are two main points in infant umbilical care: one is to keep clean and dry, and the other is to disinfect. According to these two principles, we can take care of baby’s belly button in this way everyday.——

01. Cleaning

It’s wrong for some mothers to worry that their baby’s navel wound is not growing well and they dare not clean it.

It’s better not to let the navel soak in water before the umbilical cord falls off. It is still controversial whether the baby’s navel is soaked in water when taking a bath. Some doctors believe that wetting the umbilical cord will increase the risk of infection, while others disagree. But whether it’s OK or not, it’s safe not to wet the umbilical cord when bathing your baby.

02. Disinfection

Every day after bathing, the baby’s umbilical cord should be disinfected with 75% alcohol. The umbilical cord should be wiped from the center of the umbilical root in a spiral shape to all around, so that the bacteria on the surrounding skin can not be brought into the umbilical root.

03. Prevention of urine contamination of the navel

Diapers for babies should not be too long to avoid contaminating the wound after wet urine. In addition, the best choice can be left out of the umbilical space of the urine is not wet, in order to prevent urine pollution of the umbilical cord, do a good job of isolation measures. In normal times, we also need to timely observe the baby’s defecation, diapers to be replaced frequently.

04. Keep dry

Keep dry! Keep dry! Keep dry! The important thing is to say three times.~~

Dry and clean around the umbilical cord is the most important thing to help heal. Once the umbilical cord is wet, it is easy to cause bacterial infection and even umbilitis. Therefore, in the process of nursing, keeping dry is the primary principle of nursing.

05. Ventilate the navel

While keeping dry, we should also pay attention to the ventilation of the navel, do not cover it too thick to prevent moisture; once we find that the navel is wet, we should immediately use cotton cloth to gently suck dry.

06. Avoid Friction

When the umbilical cord wound has not recovered, special attention should be paid to the baby when dressing and urine is not wet, do not rub the baby’s umbilical cord, it is best to wear the urine under the baby’s navel eye, to avoid rubbing red swelling and inflammation.


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