Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Caring For You Baby

A new baby brings joy but also challenges to daily life. We are here to help and make sure you feel confident caring for your baby when you leave the hospital as well as in the weeks, months and years to follow.


Diapering baby

A skill that every parent quickly masters, diapering is a rite of passage that only gets easier the more you do it. And you’ll be doing it a lot. Although it’s far from rocket science, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to make sure your baby remains clean, dry and away from risk of infection or illness from poor hygiene.

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Helpful Advice

Before you start, make sure that everything you need is within your reach. Never leave your baby alone, even for a second, on any high surface.

It’s important to change the diaper after each bowel movement and whenever it is wet. Wet and dirty diapers will irritate your baby’s skin and may cause a diaper rash.

Lay your baby down on his back and unfasten the dirty diaper. Roll it toward your baby and take it off. Ask your health care provider about suggestions on whether to use commercial wipes. You can also use a soft paper towel or cloth.

Do not use powder because the particles get blown into the air, and the baby can breathe in the powder particles, which can damage the baby’s lungs.

Diapering Baby Girls

  • Separate the labia (inner vaginal lips).
  • Wash with a mild soap and water, wiping from front to back. Use a clean cloth each time you wipe.
  • Rinse with plain water and pat dry.
  • Your baby girl may have clear mucus-like discharge and you may see a small amount of blood on a wet diaper. This is because of mother’s hormones and is normal.