If the baby is full-term delivery, and healthy, normal temperature, room temperature is appropriate, you can take a bath after 2 hours of birth. But as a new mother, are you ready for the baby’s first bath?
Prepare the following:
·Sponge and clean clothes for baby’s bath
·Clean blankets, towels
·Warm water (remember it’s not hot water)
Remember: you can’t leave your baby alone in the bathroom, not for a moment! When you need to answer the phone, or do something else, be sure to take your baby with you.
In the first few weeks, you should take a sponge bath with your baby until the outer end of the umbilical cord peels off naturally and the wound heals.
How to bathe a new baby
First, take off your clothes – hold your baby’s head in one hand, take off your diaper (the last thing you wash your butt), and use a towel to cover your baby, only to show where you are going to wash it.
Sponge one place at a time. From the ears to the neck, elbows, knees, fingers, toes. Don’t forget the creases on your arms, the back of your ears, the back of your neck.
The hair should be washed at last, so that the baby won’t catch cold. The new baby doesn’t have much hair. You can sponge it a little. Don’t wet your baby’s eyes, so put your baby’s head back a little. No need for bath milk! Just clean it with water.
After you’ve done the above, you can wash your baby’s butt.
If it’s a girl, wipe it like that from the fart. If the baby pees, don’t worry. Wipe it later. If it’s a boy, if he’s circumcised, don’t clean his brother until the wound is healed.
Use alcohol cotton to clean the skin near the umbilical cord.
Bath when the baby’s umbilical cord is off, the prepuce is ready or one month later, it can be bathed. Not all babies like this transformation. If your baby resists bathing, delay bathing for 1 week. Try again.
Prepare to buy Baby Bath plate. After putting the baby on the bath plate, the baby’s head should be able to be on the water. Don’t buy a bath chair. It’s for the older baby. The new baby can’t sit by himself.
Wash face and hair with baby sponge. Use your fingers to protect your baby’s eyes from water. Wipe your baby’s body with a small amount of soap and warm water.
Pat the baby gently until it’s dry. Then, rub on baby’s skin cream.
Put on new diapers to prevent allergies.
After bathing, wrap the baby with a cloth immediately. Don’t catch cold!
Xiaobian suggested that the baby should not take a bath for more than 10 minutes, preferably within 5-10 hours. The common sense about what health habits children need to cultivate is still in the process of updating. Please continue to pay attention to this website!