Recently, a lot of Baoma and Xiaomei have complained that baby’s shampoo is always crying, and the new year’s Eve is not easy to worry about. No, Xiaobian has collected some tips from baomam to wash their baby’s hair.
What to do if the baby doesn’t want to wash his hair
If your baby doesn’t like shampoo, you should first realize that it’s a normal phenomenon. You should start from two aspects: understanding baby’s psychology and improving shampoo methods, gradually attract baby to stop hating shampoo and fall in love with it.
No matter how old you wash your baby’s hair, you should pay attention to it. When washing the hair, let the baby’s body be close to the mother’s chest as much as possible, and make close contact with the mother’s upper body. At the same time, the mother keeps saying: “baby is good, now the mother will wash your hair, and the mother is around…” And so on, in order to increase the child’s sense of security, after a few times to adapt, the child will no longer cry.
In addition, in view of the situation that children are afraid of water entering their eyes, they can play with water freely when bathing, so that children can eliminate the psychological tension and fear.
Infancy (0-1 years old)
How to wash your baby’s hair so hard? It depends on age! A baby who loves bathing very much may hate to wash his hair, which may have started when he was eight or nine months old. Although you may have light hands and take all precautions to make sure your child is not afraid to wash his hair, you will still find that washing his hair is a problem until he goes to school, so it is necessary to master the right skills from the beginning.
Children hate to get water in their eyes, let alone soap. So in the whole process of shampoo, we should make every effort to keep the child’s face and eyes dry.
Never pour water on your child’s head in order to let him know it will be OK. If he screams or struggles, stop washing. Don’t force your child to wash his hair. It will cause accidents, such as getting soap into his eyes – it will make things worse. It will also make you and your child more difficult to wash their hair in the future, and you will find it more difficult to deal with.
If a child struggles to resist when washing his hair, give up and stop trying to wash his hair for at least three or four weeks. Bathing is generally a happy time for most children, so if washing his hair makes him unhappy, then do not wash his hair and bath together.
If you find food scraps in your child’s hair, just sponge it off, or wait until it’s dry and then brush it off with a wet, soft bristle brush. If a child’s hair is greasy, it doesn’t matter. It won’t do any harm.
You may find that as long as you hold him, he will let you wash his hair. Hold the baby on the knee, sit next to the basin with warm water, wet the baby’s head with a towel first, and then use the non irritating formula baby shampoo. Do not pour water directly on the baby’s head, but dry it with a wet towel to prevent it from getting on the baby’s face. He won’t be afraid if you do, because he won’t feel water dripping on his head and body.
Early childhood (1-3 years old)
One of the main reasons why children don’t like shampoo at this time is that they don’t like water flowing through their cheeks. To overcome this aversion, you need to encourage your child to believe that shampooing doesn’t hurt and that water doesn’t get dirty flowing through his face.
Another problem that makes shampoo unpleasant is that children have thin curly hair and their hair is tied up. It’s terrible to comb disorderly hair after shampoo. Then cut his hair very short – it’s the best way to solve the problem. Don’t rub your hair dry with a towel – just pat it gently to dry the excess moisture on your hair.
Turn shampoo into a game. If you also go into the tub to wash your hair and ask the child for help, it’s more interesting from the child’s point of view. Use a plastic cup of water to wet your hair and make it interesting to pour water on your head.
If you have older children, you can have them wash their hair with you to prove that it doesn’t hurt. After finishing the shampoo, you catch the frightened child and let both his hands rub the foam. If possible, ask the child to help spray rinse water on the head as well.
Older children can also prove that there is nothing wrong with having water on their faces. For example, the older child may be very proud of being able to hold his breath under the water. When the child is about 3 years old, he may be willing to participate in this kind of game, even if he just immerses his mouth and nose in the water and counts five.
Another way to get your child used to having water on his face is to take him swimming. Once he gets used to water and wet his hair, you can start washing his hair.
It would be easier to bathe him after swimming. At that time, you can use the non irritating formula baby shampoo to wash his hair gently and skillfully in the shower. You can also use a shower head at home to encourage your child to play with it, spray water on his shoulder, and finally on his hair and face. When he gets used to wet hair, you can quickly wash his hair with shampoo and wash it clean.
Baby shampoo expert tips
There are also some baby shampoo knowledge that mothers need to know. Next, let’s listen to the experts——
Knowledge 1: choose the right shampoo for your baby
Baby shampoo must use a regular brand of baby shampoo to ensure that it is pure and gentle, and can not stimulate the skin and eyes; moreover, it should be easy to clean, and can not appear the phenomenon of long-term cleaning; it should also be easy to comb, and can not appear the situation of dry knots.
Knowledge 2: choose the right time to wash your baby’s hair
Don’t choose to interrupt your baby when he is playing happily and ask for a shampoo. Few babies are willing to cooperate with you. Don’t choose to wash your baby’s hair immediately after he is full, because crying during the shampoo is likely to cause vomiting. Don’t choose to wash your baby’s hair when he is tired, because the baby at that time is more irritable and more prone to crying. According to the actual situation of their babies, mothers can choose a time when their mood and mental state are relatively good to wash their hair.
Knowledge 3: wash your baby’s hair
It is suggested that when washing the baby’s hair, the mother should use the sitting position to let the baby’s body lie on your leg. The mother should hold the baby’s head with her hand, face to face with the baby, and cover the ear hole with her finger like a cover. After the baby is 1.5 years old, the mothers can start to train the baby to stand and wash his hair.
Knowledge 4: water temperature for baby shampoo
The water temperature for washing the baby’s hair must be suitable. It should not be too cold or too hot. Generally, it should be controlled at 37 ℃ ~ 38 ℃. Mom can use a water thermometer to measure the water temperature, or the skin on the inside of her elbow.
Knowledge 5: steps to wash your baby’s hair
First wet the baby’s hair gently with a water towel or palm. Then, take a small amount of shampoo and smear it evenly with your palm for your baby. Do not leave behind your ears and neck. Next, rinse the shampoo foam with clean water. Finally, use a towel to suck the water from your baby’s hair and avoid rubbing it vigorously.
Knowledge 6: Tips for washing your baby’s hair
If there is scale on the baby’s head, mothers should never use their nails to pick it. They can use olive oil or baby massage oil to smear on the scale, and wash it with water after 24 hours to remove it. Do not use a hair dryer to dry your baby’s hair, because too much noise may damage your baby’s ears. It is not necessary to apply shampoo every time to wash the baby’s hair. It is recommended that the shampoo be used no more than 3 times a week.
Generally, as long as you master these correct ways and precautions for shampoo, your baby will cooperate with baomam in shampoo. If you are interested in the knowledge of children’s health habits, please go to this safety net to find relevant information.