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Babies love to go into a bath. You can bathe the baby in a baby bath, or in a tummy tub. It is also possible in the sink. Newborn babies do not have to bathe every day, of course you can - but pay attention to the skin of the baby, especially if it is very dry. Avoid scented lotions, as they can cause skin irritations.
What you'll need:
a bath or tummy tub
a soft towel to dry the ba...... Read more »
When baby is born and the cord is cut, a stump will remain. If this umbilical stump is touched immediately after birth, it feels soft and is yellowish. In the first days, the stub will dry out, it gets harder and blacker. The stump will fall off after about 7 days and will dry more quickly if in the fresh air.
Care of the navel stump
There are a few ways to take care of the stump, one of which...... Read more »
Aarskog-Scott Syndrome - An inherited disorder that is characterized by wide spaced eyes, front-facing nostrils, a broad upper lip, a malformed scrotum, flat feet, short stature, joint laxity and overly extensible fingers. The disorder is passed to offspring as an X-linked recessive trait. Other common symptoms include slight to moderate mental deficiency, droopy eyelids,...
Aase-Smith Syndrome I ...... Read more »
Diaper rash (diaper eczema) is an inflammation of the skin in the diaper area. There are several factors involved in the development of diaper rash.
The skin looks inflamed, sometimes the groin and buttocks are fine, certainly not always. Almost all babies are faced with diaper rash. Sometimes blisters, wounds or scaling can occur in addition to redness.
In the first 3 weeks after birth, bab...... Read more »
The eyes are protected by eyelashes and eyelids. Babies especially have delicate eyes. The tearducts in babies often produce more moisture than those of adults. This is important because the baby's defensive system still has to develop. Tears contain an enzyme that provides protection against infections.
The more the baby's eyes water, the greater the chance of cru...... Read more »
The penis primarily consists of what could be called a stem and an acorn. The "acorn" tip is very sensitive and protected by a thin fold of skin. In some boys this covering is complete, while in other boys the covering is only partial.
In most cases the foreskin is adhered to the acorn. This adhesion usually resolves itself. Around age 6, 90% of foreskins have freed themselves from th...... Read more »
Baby's nails grow fast and because they are constantly touching the world around them, including themselves. Many babies like to have their hands at their face, especially when sleeping and unsightly scratch marks are usually a result of logn nails.
It can be scary cutting your baby's nails for the first time as their fingers and nails are very small. Using a clipper to trim the na...... Read more »