Dr Nguyễn Gia Khánh, chairman of the Việt Nam Paediatric Association, speaks about the best ways to take care of babies’ skin. — VNS Photo Gia Lộc
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The Việt Nam Paediatric Association plans to issue a guidebook to parents and health staff on skincare and proper sleep habits for babies.
Dr Nguyễn Gia Khánh, chairman of the association, said that pediatric experts had consulted staff at the Asia-Pacific Paediatric Sleep Alliance and Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, a nonprofit group that promotes the health of women and newborns.
Based on the consultations, the book will describe the importance of proper skincare in protecting babies from disease and developing their sense and nerve systems.
In tropical countries like Việt Nam, high temperatures and moisture can affect babies’ skin in both positive and negative ways.
Protection from the sun is needed, but limited exposure to the sun can also stimulate the production of vitamin D, which can prevent rickets and other illnesses.
“It is very important to take care of babies’ skin in their first months, especially premature babies. Their skin needs careful care, just as an adult does,” Khánh said, adding that healthy skin can promote good sleep as well. — VNS