In the process of bathing the baby, we can communicate with the baby well, play together, let the baby feel the breath, temperature and love of mom and dad. Plus in summer baby easily red buttocks, when frequent bathing to prevent. There are five principles for bathing your baby in summer. You must remember them.
Compared with adults, newborn baby skin has seven characteristics. It also needs moisturizing and sun protection. Frequent bathing or excessive sun exposure is the taboo of baby skin care. The seven characteristics of newborn skin include low sebum secretion, thin and easily injured skin, weak ability of skin to maintain pH value balance, easy dry skin, poor anti ultraviolet ability, newborn does not have “blink reflex” protection mechanism, easy to “red buttocks”.
Preparation for bathing baby in summer
It’s better to put a non slip pad at the bottom of the bathtub, or a towel or diaper at the bottom of the bathtub to replace the non slip pad. In case the baby slips in the tub and is scared, he will never take a bath again.
You can put the plastic basin on the kitchen counter, or on the bathroom dresser as a bathtub, or you can use the inflatable plastic basin to bathe your baby.
Before bathing, if you put the plastic bottle of emollient and bath liquid into the tub together, the temperature will be just right when the baby takes a bath.
The steps of bathing your baby in summer
Baby’s neck is usually several layers, easy to hide dirt. If the baby’s chin is lifted up during cleaning, it will be very clean.
When cleaning your baby’s armpits, lift their arms up so that you can clean the wrinkled skin.
The skin between the baby’s thighs is often folded together, which is the easiest to accumulate urine. When cleaning, pay attention to open the skin here, so as not to make the little fart red due to unclean cleaning.
When taking a bath for your baby, don’t forget to have emotional communication with them, such as talking with your baby and teasing them, which will make your baby happy and feel that taking a bath is a very relaxing and happy thing.
When bathing the baby, Mommy can put a big bath towel around her neck to avoid getting wet on her body, and quickly wrap the baby after washing to prevent their body from getting cold.
When washing baby’s talcum powder, Mommy’s best to pour it into her hands first, avoid baby’s face and then throw it on her body, so that baby won’t breathe the talcum powder floating in the air.
The principle of bathing baby in summer
The baby should be washed gently, and the skin should be protected and lubricated at ordinary times to avoid skin damage caused by friction and external force. The strength of bathing and touching should be based on the skin not getting red.
The secretion of the sebaceous glands of the newborn decreased rapidly after birth, and the sebaceous glands should be preserved as much as possible during washing. The fetal fat of the newborn does not need to be washed away. Do not remove the sebum excessively when bathing. Babies aged 0-3 usually take a bath once a day, while premature babies can take a bath once every two days. When the temperature is over 30 ℃ and the baby is prone to perspiration, you can appropriately increase the number of baths, but it is better not to exceed twice.
The bath products used by newborns only one month old can not be irritating to the eyes.
In order to prevent “red buttocks”, in addition to reducing cleaning times and keeping buttocks dry, infants should not use adult alkaline bath products, nor use cleaning solutions and supplies containing solvents such as alcohol and other ingredients. Neutral products should be used to avoid damaging the pH value of the baby’s skin and the normal colony on the skin surface.
In order to maintain the high moisture content of baby’s skin, it is necessary to reduce the water loss through the epidermis, and it is necessary to choose moisturizing products with moisturizing effect.
Experts point out that there are structural and functional differences between the skin and hair of newborn babies and adults. The total thickness of cuticle plus dermis was 0.9 mm in premature infants, 1.2 mm in term infants, 2.1 mm in adults, and 43% – 51% in infants.
Structurally, the cuticle of infant skin is composed of layers of cells similar to adherent cells, about 15 layers, while that of adult skin is 20-25 layers. The dermis of the infant is thinner than that of the adult, the elastic fibers are less and immature, the collagen components are different, and the cross-linking between collagen and elastin has not been formed.
The above is what we need to pay attention to when bathing your baby in summer. In summer, bacteria multiply rapidly. Parents should remember to bathe their baby frequently to avoid bacteria flooding. If you want to know more about what health habits children need to cultivate, you can log in to Baibai safety net, more details are waiting for you!