The newborn can take a bath 24 hours after birth. It’s better to take a bath for the baby once a day, in the middle and late of each day. Taking a bath can clean the skin, promote blood circulation and metabolism. It’s a good way to exercise the body. However, children should avoid six kinds of bathing, otherwise it is harmful to health!
In these six cases, the baby can’t take a bath. Parents should pay attention to it
1. After injection
Don’t take a bath for a while after the injection. After the baby has been vaccinated, there will be a pinhole on the skin that is difficult to see by the naked eye temporarily. At this time, bathing is easy to contaminate the pinhole. If you help your baby take a bath after vaccination, in case of contact with unclean water and infection of the vaccination site, it is difficult to distinguish the cause of the swelling reaction. If it is caused by contact with unclean water, but not pay attention to it, it will cause adverse effects and consequences on the baby’s health.
2. Skin damage
Do not bathe when there is skin damage. When the baby has skin damage, such as pustules, boils, scalds, trauma, etc., the local skin damage will have wounds, and bathing will make the wounds spread or be contaminated. If the skin is damaged by unclean water, it will cause inflammation and other conditions. The baby’s skin is relatively fragile. In order to avoid aggravating the degree of skin damage, it is the best choice not to bathe the baby in case of skin damage.
3. Frequent vomiting
If you encounter frequent vomiting, do not bathe your baby temporarily. Because it is inevitable to move the baby when helping the baby to take a bath, which will aggravate vomiting and cause aspiration of vomitus when not paying attention. For the sake of baby’s health and safety, when the baby vomits frequently, pay attention not to bathe the baby.
When the baby vomits frequently, it is not suitable to move the baby at will, which will aggravate the baby’s own movement and cause the baby to vomit more seriously. Moreover, when the baby is moved, it may cause the vomit to be inhaled by mistake, which has a great impact on the baby’s health.
4. Low baby weight
Low weight children should take a bath carefully. Low birth weight babies usually refer to babies with birth weight less than 2.5kg. Most of these babies are premature, immature, thin subcutaneous fat, poor thermoregulation, and are prone to temperature fluctuations due to changes in ambient temperature.
5. After feeding
Do not bathe immediately after feeding. Bathing immediately after feeding will make more blood flow to the expanded epidermal blood vessels stimulated by hot water, while the blood supply to the abdominal cavity will be relatively reduced, which will affect the digestive function of the baby. Secondly, because the baby’s stomach is dilated after feeding, taking a bath immediately is also easy to cause vomiting. Therefore, bathing should usually be carried out 1-2 hours after feeding.
6. Within 48 hours of fever or fever regression
It is not recommended to take a bath within 48 hours when the baby has fever or fever subsides. Taking a bath for a feverish baby is easy to make the baby shiver, and even some of them will have convulsions; improper bathing sometimes makes the skin pores close, leading to a higher body temperature, aggravating the condition; sometimes it makes the whole body skin capillaries expand and congest, leading to the lack of blood supply to the main organs of the baby’s body. In addition, the resistance of the baby after fever is very poor, and it is easy to take a bath immediately, which may cause fever again, or the fever is more serious. Therefore, it is recommended to take a bath for the baby 48 hours after the fever subsides.
In fact, most of them can be washed! It’s also good to have a parent-child bath with your baby when you have time. Haha, increase your feelings! If you want to know more about what health habits children need to cultivate, you can log in to Baibai safety net, and more details are waiting for you!