We are used to sleeping comfortably in bed after taking a bath every day. Adults do, but for babies, it’s not healthy to go to bed immediately after bath! Why is that?
Keep your body tired
After bathing, the blood circulation of the whole body is accelerated, the metabolism of the body is enhanced, and the oxygen consumption of the brain is increased. After taking a bath, because of excessive energy consumption, the body will be in a very tired state. At this time, if the child is allowed to go to sleep immediately, some children will go to sleep immediately, but this is a forced sleep state, which is not good for the health of the child.
Temperature rise is not good for sleep
Hyperthermia can inhibit the secretion of melatonin in children’s brain, and melatonin plays a very important role in reducing people’s sleep time and prolonging sleep time. It can be said that the level of melatonin at night directly affects our sleep quality. So some children go to bed immediately after taking a bath. It is difficult to fall asleep, easy to be interrupted and short of sleep.
Easy to catch cold
When the child has just taken a bath, the blood capillaries of the whole body are in a state of expansion, which is easy to be attacked by external evils. In addition, children’s activities during the day are large, metabolism is increased, and immune cells are very active, so their resistance to the outside world is also strong; on the contrary, children’s resistance at night will be relatively reduced, and it will be the lowest in the morning. Therefore, when the resistance of children at night is relatively low, going to bed immediately after taking a bath will increase the risk of being attacked by germs.
Therefore, you should take a bath about an hour and a half before your child goes to bed. After taking a bath, you should tell your child stories and listen to music, so that he can relax completely. When you go to bed, your child’s temperature just drops to the optimal temperature for sleep. If the child has to take a bath before going to bed for some reason, then we can properly lower the water temperature, shorten the bath time, and apply cold towels to the forehead after washing. This is conducive to reducing head temperature and improving sleep quality.
In a word, we must not let our children go to bed immediately after bathing, which is very harmful to our health. We can properly lower the water temperature, shorten the bath time, and apply cold towels to the forehead after washing. This is conducive to reducing head temperature and improving sleep quality. 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!