Bath is known, some babies like to take a bath, some are afraid of taking a bath, the impact of bath on the baby is also concerned, some also want to know the benefits of bath for the baby, and many problems of baby bath should be paid attention to, mainly the temperature can not be too high!
1. Bathing method
In the first few weeks of a baby’s life, you only need to bathe the baby, that is to say, help the baby clean vomit, feces or urine. This method of bathing lasts until the umbilical cord falls off, usually within one to four weeks of birth. A circumcised baby needs to be bathed before the wound is healed. Keep your baby’s bathroom warm. For novice parents, especially mothers just after childbirth, it is difficult to use the ordinary bent bathtub to bathe their babies.
2. Bath frequency
If babies change their diapers properly, they don’t have to bathe every day. There are reports that it’s good to take a bath three times a week during a child’s first year. When the baby becomes mobile, such as can climb, can walk, then the frequency of Bathing will increase. In addition, infants who start to eat solid food are also a reason for their children to bathe frequently. In this case, until they learn how to use a spoon and put food directly into their mouth, the solid food will not fall into the folds of their skin. Not to mention the frequency of bathing, the water temperature and the room will make the child excited.
The temperature of the bath can vary according to the baby. Parenting websites recommend that the temperature of baby’s bath water should be controlled between 90 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Parents can test the water temperature with their elbows or wrists. Simple hand contact can not accurately sense the water temperature, and the sensitivity of the hand to the water temperature is not as high as the sensitivity of the whole baby’s body to the water temperature. Parents can use a thermometer or a more complex bathtub temperature monitor, so that they can ensure the proper bath water temperature for their baby. Nowadays, there are many tools to measure the water temperature, and some toys put into the water have their own thermometers. Parents should always check whether the water temperature drops during bathing.
Too high or too hot water can easily burn the sensitive skin of the baby. When bathing, the baby’s skin should not turn red. When the baby is put into the bathtub, the baby may cry a little bit, but if the whole bath process has been crying more than that, it may indicate that the bath water temperature is either too cold or too hot, or the baby does not like to take a bath. Cold water may cause the baby to shiver or turn the mouth, fingers and toes blue.
In addition to providing the baby with comfortable bath water temperature, you should also make the baby’s bath room temperature appropriate. As the baby grows up, he will be more effective to regulate his temperature.
The above is the baby shower that small make-up introduces need to notice a few matters, have you learned? If you are interested in children’s health habits, please go to this safety net for relevant information.