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Bathing Newborns

Bathing Newborns

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Published by: pppamm on Mar 07, 2009
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BATHING NEWBORNS
In most hospitals newborns receive acomplete bath to wash away
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within an hour after birth.
Bathed once a day:
Baby’s face
Diaper area
Skin folds
Wear gloves when handling newborns untila first bath to avoid exposing your hands tobody secretions.
 
BATHING NEWBORNS
Babies of HIV positive mothers should bebathed immediately to decrease thepossibility of HIV transmission.
Bathing of an infant is best done by parentsunder a nurse’s supervision.
When giving a bath, it should proceed fromthe cleanest to the most soiled areas of thebody
Eyes and face
 Trunk
Extremities
Diaper area

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