Sunbath to treat jaundice

These days, it is very common to find newborns suffering from jaundice after birth.

I was extremely happy when the paed gave clearance for us to go home 3 days after giving birth to my little one as he wasn’t showing any signs of jaundice. We were however, told to come back several days later to check for jaundice again. That got me nervous as I am afraid if he is required to be admitted for phototherapy should jaundice catch up with him. 

By the 4th day I saw that the little one has indeed turn a little bit yellow. My mom and I quickly do the necessary to prevent it becoming worse. We sunbath him. 
Sunbathe for jaundice

Sunbath is an effective way to treat jaundice in newborns. Let the sun’s rays bathe his entire body especially the belly for about 10 minutes. The best time to do this is between 7-8am. 

We did this for 2 consecutive mornings and the next day when we brought him to the paed again, she said he is all good. Phew! 

Do you do this too for your newborn? We did this for Ethan when he was born and he too escaped the dreaded jaundice. 

By the way, how true is the saying that coconut water helps prevent jaundice in newborns? I don’t know how true that is but I did drink lots of coconut water in my third trimester. I drank it coz I just LOVE coconut water and it kept me cool and refreshed. 

About the Author: Merryn Tan

11 Comments + Add Comment

  • //

    Sunbathing works. My grandma said red date water also can treat jaundice.

  • //

    Didn’t know about this but this is something similar to those boxes in hospital right? LOL, no idea what they are called though >_<

  • //

    I sunbathed my kids too when they had signs of jaundice. But nowadays, medical shops sell ‘san chee chee’ which can be boiled as bath water for the baby. It can treat jaundice.

  • //

    I did it for my 3 gals. But did not expose them to direct sunlight outside the house. She was placed near the bedroom window where the morning sun rays were and sunbathed for a few days. After that, no more jaundice.

  • //

    I noticed that you tagged this post under “Ayden, Family”. So that’s baby’s name? Hello baby Ayden! ^^

  • //

    I did that for hern hern and he turned dark after that. The gynae said we put him under the sun for too Long! LOL…As for Nicole, she was admitted for for night for uv ray and that seems a safer option.

  • //

    Yeah sounds familiar. Wow so fast playing ninja turtle already?

  • //

    Yeah I’ve seen this done to my nephew too! Just expose to sun and it’ll be all good! :)

  • //

    Yes I did this too. For drinking lots of coconut water can help jaundice, I dun think so wor. I drank quite a lots too, but both my kids also got jaundice, but luckily not so serious till need admitted lah.

  • //

    I didn’t drink coconut water, but my 2 younger kids no jaundice…

  • //

    Should get him a cool sunglasses to cover his eyes :P

Leave a comment

Join ME for updates & giveaways!

About Me

MeHome is where MY heart is.
I am a mother to two boys; Ethan and Ayden and a wife to Darling William. I'm a stay at home mum who blogs to break the monotony of life and to avoid feeling jaded. Would love to get to know all the Super Mommies and Daddies and Babies or Singles out there with the hope that we can learn more from each other. Most of all, I am a happy person, and I hope YOU are too.

Click here to learn more about me ^_^

My Latest Video

Watch my videos      

Easy Tong Sui Recipes

Resipi Kuih Muih Tradisional

Our Hotel Reviews Collection



Ayden and Mummy demo making CNY snacks


Submerryn and Mummy doing LIVE Peranakan Cooking Demo

Submerryn NTV7 Breakfast Show

Submerryn talks about coping with physical changes during pregnancy

Submerryn ON TV3, MHI

CNY Ang Pow lantern making demo and playing with snakes

Submerryn ON TV2 Hello On Two

CNY Ang Pow lantern making demo

Submerryn On TV3 KidsNews

Crafting with Ethan on KidsNews

Submerryn On Bernama Radio24

Submerryn In The Star Metro

Submerryn In The Star, In.Tech

Moms who’ve banked on their hobbies and build successful businesses

Submerryn In The Star, Metro

Tossing Lou Sang

Submerryn In Sin Chew

Family holiday trip

Thailand: Impiana Kata Noi

Thailand: Impiana Patong

Thailand: Novotel Hua Hin Cha-Am

Thailand: Swissotel Kamala

Thailand: Novotel Sukhumvit

Thailand: Novotel Ploenchit

Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit

Thailand: Novotel Karon

Thailand: Novotel Surin

Thailand: Holiday Inn Mai Khao

Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao and Activities for the Family

Thailand: Vana Nava Water Jungle

Thailand: Plearnwan Hua Hin

Thailand: Santorini Park Cha-am

Thailand: Asiatique Sky Bangkok

Indonesia: Holiday Inn Bali

Holiday Inn Resort Bali and Activities for the Kids

S’pore: Shangri-La Singapore

S’pore: Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa

S’pore Skyline Luge Sentosa

S’pore Universal Studio

Universal Studio Singapore

S’pore River Cruise

Singapore River Cruise

S’pore S.E.A Aquarium

S.E.A Aquarium, Sentosa, Singapore

S’pore Hotel Jen Tanglin

Klang Valley: Impiana KLCC

Port Dickson: Lexis Hibiscus

Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson and Activities for the Family

Port Dickson: Thistle

Thistle Port Dickson

Penang: Golden Sands Resort

Golden Sands Resort, Penang

Penang: Holiday Inn Resort

Holiday Inn Resort Penang and Activities for the Kids

Penang: Shangri-La Rasa Sayang

Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Batu Feringghi Beach, Penang

Pahang: Swiss-Garden Kuantan

Pahang: Bukit Gambang Safari Park

Bukit Gambang Resort City

Melaka: Holiday Inn

Melaka: Hotel Equatorial

Equatorial Hotel Melaka

Melaka: Estadia by Hatten

Estadia by Hatten

Melaka: Novotel

Novotel Melaka

Melaka: Philea Resort & Spa

Johor: Pulai Springs Resort

Pulai Springs Resort, Johor Bahru

Johor: The Crystal Crown Arch

Johor: Dinosaur Alive Water Park

Johor: Legoland

Legoland, Johor

Johor: Hello Kitty

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Nusajaya Johor

Perak: The Haven Resort Hotel, Ipoh

Perak: Lost World of Tambun

Perak: Swiss-Garden Beach Resort

T’ganu: Resorts World Kijal