Big washing . To begin with, the baby needs to change into a clean, homemade dress prepared in advance. All his clothes, as well as diapers, a blanket and things mom better quickly send in the washing machine to get rid of hospital germs.
Despite the fact that tough disinfection measures are taken at the maternity hospital (the air in the rooms is regularly cleaned with special quartz lamps, and the instruments are sterilized in powerful antiseptic solutions), some bacteria can survive.
Feeding. Then you have to apply the key skill, which the newly appeared mother is taught in the maternity hospital.
Extract, fees on the road, a solemn meeting with flowers at the exit and the way to the house will take a certain time, and the baby, most likely, will have time to thoroughly get hungry.
Siesta. After eating, the baby will want to take a nap, but first you need to make sure that the bed does not stand in a draft or under the stream of an air conditioner.
The most successful place for it is the corner of the room: the movement of air, even when the window is open (airing in the nursery should be arranged normally) will be the most calm here. Neighborhood with central heating radiators should also be avoided: it is able to dry the air in the baby’s rest area.
Bathing. Towards evening, it is advisable to wash the baby completely and with baby soap, in order to clean off all the same harmful “hospital” bacteria.
However, if the baby was vaccinated on the day of discharge, bathing should be postponed until tomorrow. After water procedures it is important not to forget to process the umbilical wound with a solution of brilliant green.
On the second day, nothing new needs to be done, so you can safely practice honing your skills. Going for a walk with the baby can only be on the 7−10th day after discharge from the hospital.
The first days spent alone with the baby and your fears may seem the most difficult. And although there is still much to learn, you can relieve tension in many ways.
Inexperience, lack of confidence in their abilities or postpartum depression can be unsettled. The main thing at the initial stage is to try to calm down.
Additional questions that arise at all, you can ask the nursing sister: she must visit you on the same day. If there was a hitch: the baby turned away from the chest or cried for 10 seconds longer than usual, do not call an ambulance. If you were discharged from the maternity hospital this morning, then the doctors were convinced that the baby was healthy.
However, you have the right to seek professional help at any time.