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Baby Care 101: Special Care for Special Children

Baby care is not only about shopping sprees and sweet bonding moments. There are tons of baby
clothes and baby thermometers in Malaysia for our babies, but sometimes, for them to get better,
we need to provide them more than just love and material things. Is your little one in need of
neonatal care?

Special care of infants are usually provided at the hospital’s postnatal ward. At times, it is given
at the neonatal or specialist newborn area. Having a child at these areas can be worrying, but the
medical team at these departments are well-trained and knowledgeable enough to care for ill
babies. They will make sure that you get all the support and information needed to lessen your

It’s crucial to take note, though, that not all hospital have specialist neonatal services. If your
child badly needs it, she must be transferred to another hospital.
Infants may need neonatal care for quite a number of reasons, including the following:

  • Have jaundice
  • Had a difficult birth
  • Recovering from a complicated surgery
  • Waiting for a complicated surgery
  • Born very early, and may need extra help with keeping warm, feeding and breathing
  • Small and has a low birthweight
  • Experiencing infections
  • Has a mom who has diabetes

Whatever treatments your baby is facing, ask the nurse and physician to explain everything to
you. Check how you can be involved in every step of the medical process. At some point, you
will be able to change your kid’s diaper, change their clothes and wash them.
Once she is stable, you will be allowed to hold her for a longer period of time. Keep in mind that
your little one will benefit greatly from getting physical contact with you. Just make sure to wash
your hands thoroughly before touching her.
It’s important for you to communicate well with the hospital, so you and their team work
effectively together. Together, you can ensure that your child receives the best possible care.

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