The umbilical cord usually falls off between 5-10 days. Till the cord falls. the cord should be cleaned once a day with spirit, alcohol or Eu de Cologne. Neosporin/ Nebasulf / Sofrainycin Powder need to be sprinkled over the cord - - if the cord is infected. Infection is likely when there is pus! fluid discharge or redness around the cord. Dr. Sanjeev Bagai's Baby Care Clinic is one of the best baby care centre in Delhi India.
A bit of mucus collection is normal and only needs to be wiped with boiled water and cotton wool. A persistently sticky eye with redness indicates conjunctivitis. This may be treated with eye drops e.g.
Soframycin / Gentamycin / Tobramycin eye drops) I drop to be instilled, 4 times a day till recovery.
Persistent eye discharge particularly if it is from one eye is often due to a blocked tear duct. This is treated by massaging the site where the tear duct is located i.e. between the eye and the root of the nose. This helps to open up tjhe tear duct. If the eye discharge persists despite putting eye drops. please consult your doctor.
Kajal /surma application is best avoided because of risk of injury or infl.:ction10the eye
If the mouth is thickly coated, glycerin may be used to clean the mouth. A persistent white curdy coating often indicates a fungal infection (thrush) and requires treatment with anti-fungal lotion(e.g. Candid Mouth Paint)