Bathing is good for baby. In addition to cleaning body and becoming fragrant, hot water can also promote blood circulation of baby, help baby to perspire, and make baby’s skin tender and tender! But baby’s bathing fight hard, do parents know how to deal with it skillfully?
How to bathe a difficult baby
Some novice mothers find it very difficult for their babies to take a bath. They not only cry loudly, but also fight hard, so that there are always many “accidents” in the process of bathing. We often find that other babies don’t cry or make noise when they take a bath, and quietly let their mothers wash clean and spray fragrance. What’s the secret? Apart from the problem of baby’s character, the core of the important “task” to help the baby take a bath is temperature and wholehearted attitude.
Let’s start with the temperature. The trick in this step is to “cool” the baby in advance. Many inexperienced novice mothers are always afraid of the baby freezing. They usually turn on all the heating equipment at home, then take off the baby’s clothes, and put them into warm water at the fastest speed. It is just not good to do so.
The baby will never be “frozen” for 5 minutes because of being naked in the air. Most of the time, babies don’t really feel cold, but mothers feel cold. In fact, babies cry only because they feel hot and uncomfortable. The purpose of keeping the baby cool is to make him feel comfortable and relaxed when he touches the warm water, so as to calm down.
The other part of the temperature is the water temperature. The best water temperature is about 37 ℃. But many novice mothers always feel too cold when they test the water, which is actually an adult standard. Because for the baby, the temperature of the mother’s amniotic fluid is the most familiar and comfortable temperature. Either too hot or too cold will make him / her feel uncomfortable and cry. So if possible, using a thermometer to control the water temperature is the best way.
In addition, some novice mothers think their children are cute only when they are red. They often wash their babies red with water that their mothers think is warm enough. This is a big mistake, because it has shown that the water is too hot, irritating and even damaging the baby’s skin.
If the baby’s water starts to get cold, the right way is not to add boiling water directly, but to mix it with warm water. This way is to prevent the baby from feeling too much water temperature change. Because wet babies cool faster. The best practice is to prepare two basins. When the water in one basin begins to cool, use the other basin of warm water directly and rotate in turn.
At the beginning of washing, it’s better to hold the baby and let him adapt to the feeling of water with running water, rather than directly put it in the water basin and soak it. It is feasible to use some baby bath products with lavender flavor for the grumpy and sensitive baby, provided that the baby has no allergy problem.
When finding that the baby is gradually comfortable and does not move, you can slowly put him half into the water, continue to use your hands, put on the bath milk (or not), and then wash the baby’s body. Be careful, avoid eyes, nose, mouth and ears. Because the baby itself will not evade foam and water, so we have to rely on the new mother’s careful, to ensure that he does not cause discomfort, or even choke.
Another key “one mind attitude”, many new mothers will say, how can it not be one mind? I must have bathed my child wholeheartedly. So have you ever met one of the following?
——Ah, I forgot to take the towel
——Cell phone or door rings all the time
——There’s not enough hot water. We need to get some more
——Where’s the diaper I just brought
Many novice mothers don’t put these things into the scope of “one heart and one mind”. They don’t care about leaving for a minute, taking something, or saying a few words and coming back. But in fact, on the one hand, you give your baby a very bad feeling and experience, so that they have the conditions to cry, but more importantly, there is authoritative evidence that an inch (equivalent to 2.54 cm) of water is enough to make a baby deadly dangerous.
Therefore, before taking a bath, you should prepare all the things you need, and put them within the reach of your hands or eyes. When the mobile phone rings or someone knocks on the door, novice mothers should “not care” so as to ensure a good “one mind” and help the baby take a comfortable bath in one go, and also put an end to the reasons for grumpy baby to lose his temper. Because the phone will call again, and the knocker will come when he leaves. But once the baby’s “bad temper” for bathing is formed, or danger occurs, it’s too much to lose.
&If the baby’s skin is damaged, such as pustules, boils, trauma, etc., please don’t bathe the baby temporarily, because Bathing will make the wound spread or be polluted. 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!