Bathing is the happiest time for many children, but if you don’t pay attention, it will also be the most dangerous time for them. Let’s take a look at a doctor and father sharing: how to ensure the safety of children’s bath?
Doctor, Dad, notes, baby shower
(1) take a bath 2-3 times a week for 5 minutes each time
Before one year old, it is advisable for children to take a bath 2-3 times a week. Five minutes will consume a lot of energy. It is best to take a bath at least 30 minutes after breastfeeding. When bathing just after breast milk or milk powder is fed, due to the rapid temperature change, vomiting may occur. Bathing a child when he is hungry may cause him to cry and break the whole bathing plan. Generally speaking, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is the best time to take a bath. Children who do not sleep or often wake up in the evening are better to take a bath before they go to bed.
(2) if the navel hasn’t grown well, don’t let it touch the water
If the navel is not fully grown, wipe it with a towel; or don’t let the navel touch water, wash your hands and feet gently, and then disinfect the navel. Wash the whole body in water. It’s better to wash it when the navel grows well, that is, 10-2 weeks after birth.
(3) don’t take a bath after a cold or vaccination
The metabolism of children’s skin is faster than that of adults, so if you don’t take a bath every other day, you may have an unpleasant smell. Some mothers can’t stand this so they often bathe their children. In fact, before one year old, there is no need to bathe their children every day. As long as the buttocks are cleaned, the milk stains are wiped with a towel, it doesn’t matter if you don’t take a bath for a day or two. If you have a cold or fever, you’d better spare a day or two to recover your strength and don’t take a bath.
(4) atopic dermatitis, but more bathing
Most children with atopic dermatitis avoid bathing, but recent research shows that this kind of children need to bathe more. Because bathing can not only remove the itching substance, but also moisturize the skin to cure atopic dermatitis. If it is atopic dermatitis, it is best to wash it with water every day until 2 months after birth.
(5) the temperature of bath water maintains the temperature of body temperature
The temperature and body temperature of water should be slightly higher than the body temperature. Be sure to mix cold water and hot water before bathing your child, because you will burn your child accidentally. It’s better not to use it because children will be scared if the shower water temperature is not adjusted properly.
(6) it is better not to use detergent or powder
Even if you add moisturizing ingredients, it’s best not to use baby soap or shower gel two months before birth. The newborn can wash with water, and the baby can use soap. If there is atopic dermatitis and other skin diseases, these things should be avoided.
Remind that when bathing the baby, adults should take off the jewelry on their hands to prevent the baby from being accidentally cut. After all, the baby’s skin is too delicate as if too much force would hurt him. If you want to know more about the health habits that children need to cultivate, please lock in the next continuous update of Baibai safety net!