Now parents have developed the habit of bathing every day for their children, but the frequency of bathing is closely related to the season. When the temperature rises in spring and summer, infants are more likely to sweat. The sebaceous glands of infants are not mature. Bathing every day will make the epidermis more and more dry, and eczema will appear after water loss. Let’s learn the important part of baby care: how to bathe your baby.
Bathing your baby often has the following benefits:
1. Clean the skin.
Baby’s body metabolism is vigorous, skin wrinkles such as neck, armpit, thigh root contain many dirt, frequent bathing can help baby to remove dirt, avoid bacteria invasion, and ensure skin health.
2. Promote metabolism.
Bathing will produce benign stimulation to the baby’s skin, promote the blood circulation of the whole body, thus conducive to metabolism.
3. It is beneficial to regulate body temperature.
The heat conduction ability of water is 30 times higher than that of air, which has a great effect on the maturation of baby’s thermoregulation center. Full contact of baby’s skin and water can improve the skin’s tactile ability and perception of temperature and pressure, which is very beneficial to improve the baby’s adaptability to the environment.
However, bathing a baby is not as pleasant and smooth as bathing an adult. Although the bath time is not long, preparations and aftermath work must be done well to ensure a healthy and comfortable bath for the baby.
Preparation before bathing
1. Prepare bath products.
Bathtub, moderate temperature water, clean clothes, big bath towel, small towel, clean diaper, baby powder, etc. mother should check her fingernails to see if they are too sharp, so as not to hurt the baby. Mom should wash her hands first to avoid bacteria sticking to baby’s skin.
2. Maintain temperature.
Because the baby’s skin is very delicate, so when bathing, pay special attention to providing an ideal environment. The room temperature should be kept at 26-28 ℃. If the room temperature is not enough, you can use an electric heater or electric heater to increase the temperature; the water temperature should be 37-42 ℃.
3. You can play some soft music.
Soft music can make the atmosphere relaxed and pleasant, make the baby quiet, and bring convenience to bath.
1. Take off the baby’s clothes and wrap them on the baby’s chest and abdomen to keep warm.
2. Start to wash the baby’s head, face and neck to avoid water flowing into the baby’s ears.
3. Wipe the baby’s chest, abdomen, back and other parts with a wet clean towel.
4. After cleaning, slowly put the baby’s belly button into the water, and use the elbow joint, arm and palm to support the baby safely.
5. Pay special attention to clean the baby’s skin wrinkles.
In the whole process of bathing, the movement should be gentle, so that the baby has a sense of security.
Post bath care
1. Organ care.
Skin care: after bathing, apply moisturizer to the wrinkles of the skin, such as under the neck, under the armpit, elbow bend and groin. In winter, apply it all over the body. In summer, apply talcum powder when sweating a lot. Children with eczema can apply eczema cream to the eczema area. Children with prickly heat should apply prickly heat powder. Then dress the baby quickly to avoid catching cold.
It should also be noted that when you apply lotion or talcum powder to your baby, you can’t directly apply it to your baby. You should first apply it evenly on your mother’s hand, and then on your baby.
Eye care – gently massage around the baby’s eyes, which is conducive to the development of eye muscles and the smooth lacrimal sac.
Ear, nose and mouth care: during bathing, it is strictly forbidden to let water flow into the baby’s ears, nose and mouth.
Umbilical care – the broken umbilical cord of a baby is a wound. If it is not handled properly when bathing, bacteria may enter the body through the umbilical part, endangering the baby’s health. Therefore, the care of the umbilicus is very important after the bath. It is best to use a cotton stick dipped in 75% alcohol for disinfection. From the root to the surrounding skin, careful disinfection should be carried out to avoid causing omphalitis.
2. Let the baby be free.
Put on clean diapers and clothes for the baby. At this time, it is not suitable to wrap the baby tightly. It is necessary to relax the baby’s hands and feet, let him move freely and breathe freely, so as to accelerate blood circulation and promote growth and development.
Bathing a soft and slippery baby is really a difficult thing. At the beginning, you may feel helpless, but as long as you follow the above instructions, it is a very comfortable care for the baby. After bathing, the baby will show the purest and loveliest smile, waiting for his mother to give him loving feeding and appeasement.
Xiaobian suggested that if the child is not too dirty, it is not necessary to wash every day. According to the specific situation, it is OK to use the bath fluid once a week. If you need to take a bath every day when it’s hot, just rinse with water. If you need to develop children’s health habits of this knowledge, may as well pay more attention to the update of this website!