Hair care. During the first month of life, the child should be washed daily with clean water while bathing, after which it is necessary to wet the hair with a soft towel.
Older children need to wash their hair at least 1-2 times a week with a special baby shampoo that does not cause tears or baby soap without scented fragrances.
When you wash the foam, tilt the baby’s head back a little, then the water will not flood the baby’s eyes, and he will cry less. Never use a hairdryer to dry your baby’s hair, as the baby’s scalp is very delicate and you can dry it out a lot or even burn it. The child’s hair is thin and dries in a few minutes, so it’s best to wait a bit.
There is no need to listen to different superstitions about haircuts, if a child has too long bangs, climbs into the eyes and makes it difficult to get acquainted with the world around us or in the summer time, long hair on the forehead and the back of the head causes prickly heat, then it is better to cut it short rather than tighten it .
Nose care. Some parents clean the ears and nose of a newborn baby every day, but this should not be done. Nose in babies is a self-regulating system and should not interfere with its work. Even the impact of the cotton flagella on the tissues of the nasal passages causes irritation of the mucous membranes, which in response to this increase the secretion of mucus.
The exception is the case when dry crusts appear in the child’s nose, which prevent him from breathing. In this case, you can drip a saline solution into the spout (dilute the usual salt in boiled water in a ratio of 1:30), but it is better to purchase special drops in the pharmacy Salin.
Bury one drop in each nostril, then place the child on his knees, face down, so that the baby’s head is just below his butt. After 1-2 minutes, the slime will start to stand out from the nose of the baby, along with it will come out and crusts.
Ear care. Ears, too, the child does not need to be cleaned every day, it will be enough once a week. You need to make a cotton swab and gently wipe the visible part of the ear canal.
There are a number of conclusions about the dangers of detergent cosmetics. Unfortunately, not all newly-made moms listen to them. In 97% of baby shampoos, the dangerous substance Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or its analogues is used. Many articles have been written about the effects of this chemistry on the health of both children and adults. At the request of our readers, we tested the most popular brands. The results were disappointing – the most publicized companies showed the presence of those most dangerous components. In order not to violate the legal rights of manufacturers, we cannot name specific brands.
The company Mulsan Cosmetic, the only one who passed all the tests, successfully received 10 points out of 10 (see). Each product is made from natural ingredients, completely safe and hypoallergenic.
If you doubt the naturalness of your cosmetics, check the expiration date, it should not exceed 10 months. Come carefully to the choice of cosmetics, it is important for you and your child.
Do not try to push the flagellum as far as possible, since newborns have short and wide ear canals, the eardrum is close enough, and the skin of the ear canals is very thin and tender, so by careless actions you can injure your child. As for the skin behind the ears, it should be inspected and lubricated with an oiled cotton swab daily.