QuestionsWhen should i start bathing my baby after birth?
Anonymous asked 4 years ago
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Dr. M. M. Haque Staff answered 4 years ago

There is no hard and fast rule for bathing your baby after birth. In case of hospital delivery, many countries bath a newborn immediately after birth with warm water. In Bangladesh we delay bathing for 2- 3 days or even more. Main issue of concern is weather and temperature. In rainy days or winter days bathing can be taken place every other day or cab be delayed for 2-3 days. In hot days you can bath your baby everyday.  A baby’s bath should be  brief and with luke warm water.

** Exclusively breastfeed your baby up to six months. **Continue breast feeding up to two years. ** Nothing is substitute for or equivalent or superior to breast milk. ** Feeding bottle is the source of infection, use cup and spoon. **Start weaning food at six months of age. ** Home made food is the best food for weaning. ** Vaccinate your child. ** During diarrhoea treat your baby with saline (ORS) and zinc in addition to breast milk. ** Do not restrict usual food during diarrhoea. ** Random use of antibiotics in diarrhoea is harmful. ** Do not receive treatment for your baby through telephone. ** Donate blood and save life of a child. ** Do not give your child junk food. ** Chocolate, icecream reduce your child's appetite. ** Give your child adequate protein diet during chicken pox. ** Do not restrict food during illness. ** Wash hands with soap before you touch your newborn. ** Do not kiss your newborn's face. ** Do not hug your baby immediately after coming from outside. ** Do not give your kids sharp and small toys.