Small body care
A baby´s head perspires a lot, and his hair should be washed every day in the bath. You should carefully lather the scalp, rinse it well and dry baby´s head very gently. If, despite all your care, you notice greasy scales on baby´s scalp (cradle cap), simply rub them with sweet almond oil about a quarter of an hour before bathtime, and they will disappear when you shampoo.
Clean baby´s eyes using a cotton ball soaked in saline solution, starting at the inner corner of the eye and working outwards.
Use a different cotton ball for each eye.
You can also pour a drop of saline directly into the eye, to help clean out secretions more easily, and then wipe the eye with cotton wool.
Soak a wisp of cotton wool with saline solution and wipe it gently under each nostril. Change the cotton wool for each nostril.
If your baby´s nose is very clogged up, you can use a nasal aspirator to clean out the mucus more effectively.
Never use a cotton bud; a piece of cotton wool is quite sufficient to clean your baby’s ears. Do not try and reach the inner ear canal - just wipe the dry cotton wool around the outer ear canal.
Baby´s nails grow fast! You should always keep them short, cutting them with round-ended scissors to avoid harming baby. Choose a moment when your baby is calm, after a feed or bath, for example.