Skin care for the newborn

@article{Sarkar2010SkinCF,
  title={Skin care for the newborn},
  author={Rashmi Sarkar and Srikanta Basu and R. K. Agrawal and Piyush Gupta},
  journal={Indian Pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={47},
  pages={593-598}
}
Skin of the newborn differs from that of an adult in several ways. It is more susceptible to trauma and infection and requires special care. Certain principles of skin care have to be emphasized to the mother or caregiver such as gentle cleansing, adequate hydration and moisturization of the skin, preventing friction and maceration in body folds, and protection from irritants and bright sunlight. The initial bath in full term infants can be given once the baby’s temperature has stabilized and… Expand
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