When a mother bathes her baby for the first time, she may be in a hurry due to her lack of experience. Before bathing our baby, should we consider taking a bath too early? Is it better to postpone bath time? Let’s take a look at the special editor’s introduction to several reasons why the baby’s bath time is delayed!
Every baby has a natural skin protection
In the womb of the mother, a special substance called sebum on the surface of the skin will protect the baby in the water environment. After the baby is born, it can be seen that there is a layer of white sebum like cheese on the baby’s body. According to scientific research, the baby’s sebum has a protective effect on the baby before its immune system is fully developed. Meanwhile, sebum can keep skin soft. The sebum will gradually fade away as the time of pregnancy increases. Some babies will be many and some will be few. Generally speaking, premature babies have more sebum. Therefore, it is more scientific to suggest that newborns delay bathing time.
Bathing your baby too early can lead to cold and unstable blood sugar
A mother’s breast is the best place to keep her baby warm. If the newborn takes a bath too early, it will lead to temperature instability, which is difficult to maintain in the normal temperature range, and it is easy to cause the baby to catch cold. In addition, the separation of the baby and the mother will not adapt to the pressure of the new environment. Babies who don’t adapt to the new environment may produce stress hormones, raise their heart rate and blood pressure, and speed up their breathing. This causes the baby’s blood sugar to drop briefly. And in the mother’s side can better regulate the body’s system, maintain healthy and normal state.
Delaying the bath time of the newborn can make the baby closer to the mother
The fetus is used to the life of the mother and is familiar with everything of the mother. After birth, I still want to be close to my mother, close to the food pocket — my mother’s breast. This can feel the mother’s love, the baby will be very relieved. It can also make the baby adapt to the new environment, which is conducive to the breastfeeding of new mothers. If the newborn baby is taken to the bath too early, it will disrupt the baby’s adaptation process and make the baby feel insecure.
Finally, I want to say that it’s very important to pay attention to the safety of bathing babies, whether it’s in the process of operation or the safety of practical tools. 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.