Having a newborn is an exciting yet frightening time for families and you prepare necessary things, the baby bassinet stand and more, and others that you don’t actually need. First time parents usually get all the things they think the baby might need and fill their rooms full of infant things. Only to find out later on that most of the things they got weren’t really useful.
Yes, there are many things that your little miracle will need as he grows. But for a newborn, there are only some specific things that you should prepare before your tiny bundle comes home.
Before the travel home from the hospital, make sure you prepare the things your little one will need for the ride. An infant seat is definitely necessary. Also get baby clothing that is appropriate for the weather and a burp cloth, or gauze pad sterile will do, in case your baby spits up on the way.
Newborn Needs at Home
It is best to have your infant’s needs ready at home before you bring him from the hospital. This way, you won’t have to rush outside and find the essentials when it is already needed. Check out this list.
- Baby clothing
Babies can be messy, from spit up and diaper leaks, and this requires immediate changing. So, stock up on a week’s worth or more of infant clothes.
- Newborn toiletries
Keeping the baby fresh and clean will require you to have proper toiletries that are specially made for newborns and are hypoallergenic. Have a digital ear thermometer on hand for temperature monitoring.
- Crib or bassinet
As recommended by pediatricians, it is better to have your newborn sleep in a crib or bassinet, separate from you and your spouse. You won’t need a special egg mattress for this. Just keep the crib clear and your baby will be safe.
- Proper nutrition
Whether you formula or breastfeed your baby on demand or following a schedule, it is important to feed often and follow proper hygiene. You can also use Terumo syringe disposable without the needle if you need to be resourceful in feeding.
- Safe medications for common irritations
Gas and diaper rash are common infant problems. It is better to have safe meds for such cases. Don’t rush to the hospital just yet and have your baby’s blood taken in a capillary tube for these cases. However, do inform your pediatrician.
These things are usually what a normal, healthy infant will need at home. But if your baby has special needs, don’t hesitate to ask your pediatrician what you need to prepare, such as a micropore tape and other supplies.
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You may have probably experienced having an accident where your head bumped on something hard, or someone bashed your head while you were playing. Usually, if you have a lump on your head, an ICE BAG 6″ is placed on that part to reduce the swelling.
If you are lucky enough, the swelling will be gone after a few days, but there are extreme cases where an operation is needed, and it only happens when you have a concussion.
A concussion is a head injury caused by a strong and a sudden blow on the head which causes for blood to clog on the brain. Usually, our brain is covered with a fluid they prevents our brain from banging on our cranium, but when a hard blow is received by our head, the brain gets injured from the inside which causes it to bleed. This is threatening because our brain would not be able to receive any oxygen which would cause oxygen deprivation that is quite lethal for us.
The Start of the Process
In extreme cases of head bumps, a patient would usually be unconscious. In order to transfer an unconscious patient, he is first carried on a STRETCHER and then rushed to the emergency room. After some tests and diagnosis, a neurosurgeon would assess whether the person would need surgery or not. If yes, the patient is then brought to the OR.
An IV line which is composed of an IV Catheter Neoflon, a THREE WAY STOPCOCK, and many more and an OXYGEN CANNULA are then attached to the patient. The cannula is placed on the nostrils of the patient to ensure that oxygen will be able to circulate in the body. The hair is then shaved in order to properly incise the head of the patient. After the incision, the skull is then drilled and opened. The duramater will be visible after this which will be cut open. The formed blood will be visible by now and using an IRRIGATING SOLUTION, the formed blood on the head will be slowly removed. After ensuring that there is no more bleeding, the skull will be closed using screws. Then the scalp is then stitched and covered by a BACTIGRAS which is changed often to avoid infection.
The patient will then be placed under observation to ensure that no complications would occur.
Accidents and assaults are something that we cannot avoid. But no matter what happens, our whenever when we are in a dangerous situation, our first priority should be protecting our heads. Our brain is the main organ that controls everything, if it is damaged, our life would be in a huge jeopardy.
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How we hated when our parents would get a piece of COTTON ROLL, pour alcohol on it to change the dressing of our wounds. Flashbacks right? Despite being a helpful liquid, we all have this innate fear of ALCOHOL due to our painful experiences with it.
Fear is described as the point where we find something or someone quite terrifying due to the fact that they may cause us harm.
You, me, them… there are no exceptions. Even animals have their own sets of fears. When we talk about scary things, the common word that pops out of our mind is the word phobia.
On average, the common phobias of people are heights, snakes, spiders, monsters and ghosts, blood, needles, and many more. There are also “emotional phobias” like fear of falling in love, commitments, rejection, abandonment, and fear of crowds.
If we’ll look back at our childhood, there were instances when we got wounded. Remember that time when you screamed your lungs out when Hydrogen Peroxide or POVIDONE IODINE were poured on your wound?
There are also certain people that really want to donate blood but because of their fear of blood and needles, they tend to not do it. Just the sight of a BT KIT or a sharp TERUMO NEEDLE would make some people hysterical, or worst case scenario, faint.
Emotion related phobias are quite funny to hear but it’s real. Some people would tend to avoid having intimate relationships with people due to the fact that they have terrible and painful memories that caused them to lose the ability to trust. Some of which are, they experienced rejections, people toyed with their feelings, they were abandoned, or they were cheated on.
Fear is something that is a part of human nature. It’s what makes us human. It’s what send chills down to our spine. It’s what sends us running. But fear is not always negative. When we fear, it only means that we have something to inspire or to motivate us to bulk up and to strengthen ourselves in order for us to stand firm on our ground. We also get this drive to conquer our fear no matter what.
So when you have something that truly terrifies you, face it… conquer it. Don’ run away from it.
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