Hand washing tips for mothers with newborn babies 1/6

By Drum Digital
01 April 2014

Young babies have not built up a strong immune system yet, so they are susceptible to infection.

“By teaching mothers and birth attendants how handwashing with soap can prevent disease, we can improve neonatal survival rates and put more children on the path to reach their fifth birthday – a key milestone that millions of children don’t reach every year,”Ashveer Mahabeer, Brand Building Manager of Lifebuoy.

Wash your hands before handling your new-born.

Make sure that everyone who handles your baby also has clean hands.

In particular wash hands with soap at the following occasions:

Before handling preterm babies

  • During the first week while umbilical cord is still attached
  • When anyone has a cough/cold
  • After returning from outside
  • After cleaning or touching the baby’s faeces;
  • After using the bathroom

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