After the baby is born, it looks soft and tender, but many new parents usually dare not touch the baby when they watch it, let alone let the baby bathe in the water. However, the baby just born is often “dirty”, with white sticky substances, and may also have blood, so it must be bathed. This article will talk about Baoma when learning: just born baby bath necessary knowledge.
How to bathe a newborn baby
(1) time: after discharge, the baby should be bathed every night. After bathing, change diapers and breastfeed. When the baby is full, it can sleep safely.
(2) bathroom temperature: preferably above 28 ℃. In summer, direct blowing should be avoided; in winter, coal burning and heating should be on guard against gas poisoning.
(3) water temperature: measure the water temperature with elbow at about 37 ℃. The temperature shall be moderate.
(4) times: once a day, 1-2 times in summer.
(5) items: 2 washbasins, 2 towels, 1 baby soap (no irritant soap), 1 set of clean clothes, 1 sterilized cotton, 1 bottle of 0.25% chloramphenicol eye drops and 1 box of 5% tannic acid ointment.
(6) steps: hold the baby, lie on the back and hold the head; press the auricle towards the front, block the external auditory canal, and prevent the water from flowing into the ear, or causing choking due to the water inlet and nose. Dip the eye area in water with disinfectant cotton and wipe gently. Wash the head, neck, chest and buttocks in sections, especially the armpit and the wrinkles of legs, wash and dry them, and sprinkle some baby powder. Do not immerse the baby in the basin before the umbilical cord falls off, so as to avoid contamination of the umbilical cord.
Drop 0.25% chloramphenicol eye drops into eyes (3-7 days after birth); apply 5% tannin ointment to buttocks (to prevent buttock red). All actions should be completed within 5-6 minutes.
The latest recommendation of the World Health Organization is that the baby should be bathed 24 hours after birth. This is what most people do. If you are interested in children’s health habits, please go to this safety net for relevant information.