Bathing the baby is a problem that both parents will encounter. The main problem is that the baby is too small and soft. I really don’t know how to wash it. So let’s give a comprehensive introduction to the five main points of bathing the baby. Moms should remember!
Precautions for bathing baby
1. Safety first
First, prepare a bath and pour warm water into it. The amount of water should only cover the baby’s legs, because the baby doesn’t need too much water to wash. Spread the rug beside the tub to avoid slipping when you come out with your baby in your arms. Wipe your hands and baby’s body clean and hold the baby. It can also avoid accidents caused by hand slip. When bathing your baby, please ignore the phone ring or any other distractions. Do not leave your baby in the tub alone.
2. Always accompany the baby
Your baby is growing up. Sometimes you may feel that he doesn’t need your help anymore. He has gone beyond his baby tub and started sitting in it. Most babies can sit on their own when they are about half a year old. Although they can sit on their own, they may still need some support, so when bathing their babies, they must be looked after. If no one is watching him, it’s an unknown area for the child, and he may think it’s a challenge and be ready to bathe himself.
3. Prepare entertainment items
In the case of children’s cooperation, the process of bathing can be carried out quickly, but it is inevitable that sometimes children are in a bad mood or tired of feeling in the water. At this time, they would make a fuss and struggle to get out of the bathtub. Faced with this situation, parents can prepare a small rubber duck or plastic book and put them in the bathtub before the next bath. In this way, the baby will be attracted to these toys during bathing, especially if he likes them very much.
4. Prepare the required items
Since you can’t leave half a step during a baby’s bath, prepare all the things you need before bathing, and put the baby’s bath and shampoo close to you so that you don’t have to get up to get them and use them. After taking a bath, you should also reach the towel easily and wipe your baby’s body dry in time to avoid catching cold. If you can, you’d better dress your baby as soon as possible.
5. Control room temperature
At the beginning of bathing, especially for infants, the indoor temperature can be slightly higher to avoid the cold. It’s worth mentioning that parents don’t need to take their children to the bathroom to take a bath. It can be done in their baby room or other bedrooms. After all, the temperature in the bedroom is higher and better regulated than that in the shower room, as long as there is enough room for the bathtub in the bedroom.
Warm tip: the whole process of bathing is best controlled at about 10 minutes, and the soaking time in hot water is best not to exceed 5 minutes. Be sure not to let the baby catch cold in the bath. If you have any questions about children’s health habits and other home-based knowledge, please continue to pay attention to Baibai safety net children’s personal health and safety common sense column.