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Changing Nappies: Caring for the Umbilical Cord

As a new parent, changing your newborn’s diaper is one of the challenging routines to conquer. Aside from being very fragile, the umbilical cord needs to be cared for because a slight misstep can lead to trouble. As a team of baby care professionals, we understand the struggle. That is why we are here to rescue you.

Being first-time moms or dads, we want to give our children the best care available. Diaper changing can be arduous for new parents because they still lack the technique. Yes, diaper changing and umbilical cord care need the trick. As a provider of newborn care in Atlanta, Georgia, here are some tips for you to help you get by:

  • Wipes may be used whenever you change your baby’s diaper. They also come in handy if the nappy is messy.
  • After cleaning the baby and before putting on a clean diaper, you may apply ointment or petroleum jelly to help prevent diaper rashes. The baby’s pediatrician can recommend the perfect ointment for rashes that are safe for your baby’s skin.
  • Take care of their umbilical cord until it falls off on its own, which usually happens 10 days from birth.
  • Wipe the stump with a clean, wet cotton ball. Pay special attention to the area at the base of the cord, and near the belly button. Wipe it gently and thoroughly to remove any moist debris.

Mothers Helping Hands can provide you with the proper assistance for your baby’s care. We can also be your friend as you battle postpartum because we are a reliable partner in postpartum care Atlanta.

Learn more about how we can help you and our night nurse Atlanta. Contact us for inquiries.

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