Hygiene of a newborn girl: features of genital care
At first glance it seems that caring for a newborn child can not cause any difficulties. However, incorrect actions of parents can lead to health problems in the baby. Particular care should be taken when it comes to hygiene. If the girl is not washed right, you can dry the delicate skin, disrupt the microflora, infect the infection.
The structure of the sexual organs of an adult woman and a newborn baby is very different. There is a difference in the structure of the reproductive system and in children of different sexes. Therefore, the washing up of boys and girls is carried out in different ways.
In a newborn girl, the labia majora are always edematous. They almost completely cover small lips. A fold is formed in which discharge from the uterus, remains of stool, diapers from the diaper, etc., can accumulate, etc. Refusal of hygienic procedures will lead to the multiplication of the pathogenic microflora.
At only the girl born in the world, the length of the urethra does not exceed 1 cm. Such an anatomical feature can cause cystitis or other diseases of the urinary system. To avoid getting into the urethra of pathological microflora, the girl should be washed right.
The proper selection of a hygienic means is also very important. The tender skin of a newborn baby is vulnerable to cosmetics, which is used by an adult. Even tap water can cause irritation. The neurological fissure also appears with prolonged contact with the calves. Therefore, wash the baby should be every time after bowel movement.