Baby’s body often sweats, touch with hands, sticky, especially uncomfortable, many mothers want to bathe the baby, but because the baby is too small, worried that the baby will have a cold after the bath, so never dare to wash the baby, it doesn’t matter, baby healthy bath, I’ll give you the whole follow-up guidance.
Baby health, bathing
Bathing is the best way to clean your skin. The baby’s skin is particularly delicate, and metabolism is fast, so we should insist on bathing every day. In the hot summer, we can wash it several times a day to keep the skin fresh and prevent infection. In addition, when bathing, it is also an opportunity for the family to observe the whole body skin of the baby, to see if there is a rash, injury, abscess, umbilical infection, bleeding, etc.
Preparations before bathing
(I) environmental preparation
First of all, the indoor temperature should be appropriate. Summer to choose a slightly cool place, avoid direct sunlight, and do not choose in the air convection place. If the indoor air convection, you can first close one side of the window, wait for the baby to take a bath, dry the water on your body, and then open the window for ventilation. The indoor temperature in winter should be kept at 24 ℃ – 27 ℃, and the time and place with sufficient sunshine can also be selected. Also pay attention to close the doors and windows in advance to prevent the baby from catching cold.
Secondly, if it is the new mother who bathes her baby, she should also pay attention to the choice of place. After ten months of pregnancy and delivery (especially natural delivery), the waist muscles, pelvic floor muscles and uterine ligaments of the new mother are in a state of relaxation and congestion. If they stay crouching or stooping for a long time or often at this time, it is easy to cause back pain and uterine ptosis, which is not conducive to the recovery of the body and internal genitals. Therefore, when bathing your baby, it’s best to place your baby’s bathtub on the table or dresser, which is conducive to the new mother’s standing.
In addition, adults should be prepared accordingly. Clean hands in advance, keep warm at the same time, remove watches, bracelets, rings and other accessories in advance, and check whether there are barbs around nails in winter. If there are any, trim them in time to avoid scratching baby’s skin.
(II) preparation of articles
Before taking a bath, you should prepare all the things you need to avoid being in a hurry due to the lack of this and that. The items needed to bathe the baby include: special bathtub, clean baby clothes, quilt, large towel, small towel, diaper, baby bath solution, shampoo, talcum powder, baby oil (DEW), umbilical care bag (sterile cotton stick, 75% alcohol).
The amount of water in the tub can reach 2 / 3 of the tub. It’s better to put cold water in the basin first, then hot water. Adjust the water temperature to 39-40 degrees.
(III) baby preparation:
Bath should choose in the baby’s health, emotional stability, not crying. In addition, the baby should be avoided to take a bath immediately after finishing the milk, which will aggravate the occurrence of overflow. It is better to arrange the bath after the baby has a milk for 1 hour. In addition, if you can wash your baby after defecating and defecating, it will be better, so as not to have trouble in the process of bathing!
Take a shower
First, pour some baby bath solution into the water and mix well. Then take off the baby’s clothes, wrap the baby’s body with a large towel, expose the head, hold the baby’s back with the left forearm, clamp the baby’s legs with the left armpit, hold the baby’s head and neck with the left palm, face up, cover the outer ear canal mouth with the left thumb and middle finger from the back of the ear forward, so as to prevent water from flowing into the ear canal, causing infection.
The order of bathing is: facial hair, back of ear, neck, upper limb, armpit, trunk, buttock, lower limb, asshole.
Face: when washing the baby’s face, soak and wring the small towel. Wash the eyes from the inside to the outside with the four corners of the towel. Then, wash your nose, mouth, face and ears. Be careful not to wash or dig the secretions in the baby’s nose and ear canal. If the baby has eczema, pay attention to reduce the use of baby soap, and the water temperature should not be too high, so as to avoid increasing stimulation and aggravating eczema.
Head: first wet the baby’s hair, pour a small amount of baby shampoo on the hair, and wash it with hands by circular massage. Pay attention not to use the nail on the baby’s scalp to grasp and wash hard, so as to avoid scalp damage and injury to the open fontanelle. (for example, the baby’s scalp is covered with more scalp scabs, which can be gently brushed with the baby’s special soft hair brush.). ）After washing, dry your hair with a towel.
Body cleaning: take off the big towel and diaper wrapped around the baby, hold the baby’s head and neck, waist and buttocks with one hand, put the baby into the water slowly in a sitting position, cross his back with his left hand to the upper arm of his left hand, hold his left arm in a “C” shape, let the baby’s head and neck rest on the left arm of the adult, and wash the baby’s neck, armpit, arm and hand with the right hand to lift the water After cleaning the front of the body, such as fingers, chest, abdomen, external genitalia and legs, cross the baby’s front chest with the right hand, hold the upper arm of his left hand with the same “C” shape, make his upper body lean forward on the right arm of the adult, and then clean the baby’s back and butt.
After all of them are washed, the baby can be lifted from the water, wrapped in a large towel, wiped dry the water trace (Note: at this time, do not vigorously rub the baby’s skin, but gently wet with dry water), and then put on a diaper. If it’s summer, you can first handle the umbilical cord and then put on clothes. If in winter, you can first put on clothes and then handle the umbilical cord.
Work after bath
Navel care: first use your hands to gently open your baby’s navel to both sides, and try to expose the navel wheel. Then, dip a proper amount of alcohol with a sterile cotton swab and probe it into the navel in a spiral direction, which can be slightly deeper. If the umbilical cord just fell off at this time and there is some slight bleeding, do not panic, use a sterile cotton rod to slightly compress for a while, the bleeding will stop. This disinfection process can be repeated twice.
Before nursing, if the baby’s navel is found to have oozing blood, redness and swelling, or even effluvium secretion, take the baby to the hospital for further examination and treatment as soon as possible.
Apply talcum powder: after navel care, apply a proper amount of talcum powder to the wrinkles of baby’s body. Attention: before applying, check whether the water in the fold is wiped clean. In addition, try to reduce the powder of talcum powder to diffuse around the baby as much as possible. Especially when applying talcum powder to the baby’s neck, make sure to block the baby’s mouth and nose, so as not to inhale too much powder. Also pay attention to the external genitalia near also to reduce the amount of daub, so as not to affect the health of the baby.
Special note: no baby soap and other lotions can be used for face washing and whole body washing, only a little baby soap can be used for shampoo. Don’t take too long to bathe your baby. It should be controlled within 5-7 minutes.
In the cold season, parents should always pay attention to whether the water temperature drops or not when bathing the baby. They should do it quickly in the bathing process. Parents should also pay attention to the fact that the water temperature is too high or too hot, which can easily burn the sensitive skin of the baby. If you want to know more about what health habits children need to cultivate, this website has a lot of relevant knowledge for you to find, hoping to help you!