4 months old boy | 2 years ago
Should people wash their hands before holding a newborn?
2 years ago
Yes every one including mother had to wash the hands before touching the newborn. Because every one of us will be having the dangerous microbes in our hand, these can't be dangerous to us because of good immunity in us. But when it comes to newborn the story is different... the newborns immunity will be less which makes them to easy susceptible for severe infection called sepsis, which can be some time life threatening. So its adviced wash our hands each time before we touch a little babies.
2 years ago
While your baby is a few weeks old, it is a good idea to ask anyone visiting your home to wash their hands before touching her. Cleanliness around newborns makes sense, because newborn babies have immature immune systems. Once your baby is more than a month or two old, you won't need to be so vigilant about protecting her from germs. Your baby's immune system will strengthen as she grows. The first few years of your child's life is when her immune system is most likely to be influenced. There's a theory that children raised in less-than-squeaky-clean homes may be less likely to suffer from asthma and allergies later in life. One study found the rise in childhood allergies in developed countries may be due to cleaner homes and smaller family sizes. This, in turn, may have given children's still-developing immune systems less practice at fighting off germs. Otherwise, children's bodies become aware of harmless substances, such as dust and pollen, as unwanted invaders. That's still a theory, so it's certainly best to be cautious and keep your baby's environment clean and safe.