Bathing your baby for the first time can be exhausting. If you do exercises in advance, you and your baby will enjoy the experience. Let’s talk about parenting: how to bathe your baby.
How to bathe the baby
To bathe the baby, remember that the action must be gentle. The room temperature and water temperature should be moderate. Wash your face first, then wash your hair, then wash your whole body. After washing, clean your clothes immediately to avoid cold. In this way, the baby can not only become clean, but also enjoy the fun of bathing. How to bathe a baby? The steps are as follows:
Step 1: parents first clean their hands, then gently scrub the baby’s eyes with a soft towel, from the inside to the outside of the corner of the eyes; then wipe the face (don’t rub it); then clean the ears, and finally gently wipe the nostrils, only clean the place you can see, instead of trying to wipe the inside.
Step 2: coordinate the left and right hands to hold the baby’s body. Wash your baby’s head first, wash your face first, then wash your head, then wash your whole body. When bathing, use your left arm to clamp your baby’s body and hold your baby’s head firmly to make your baby feel safe and comfortable. Use your index finger and thumb to gently cover your baby’s ears inward to prevent water from flowing into your baby’s ears.
Step 3: undress the baby, then gently put the baby into the prepared bath water.
Step 4: when cleaning the baby girl, never separate the labia of the baby girl to clean the inside, otherwise it will hinder the outflow of the slime which can kill bacteria, and it should be cleaned after going. This prevents bacteria from the anus from spreading to the vagina and causing infection.
When cleaning for a baby boy, never push the foreskin of the baby boy upward to clean the inside, which will tear or damage the foreskin.
Step 5: after washing, lift the baby out of the water, immediately put on a dry and soft bath towel, dry the water gently and carefully, pay special attention to the places with wrinkles, such as ears, neck, armpit, navel, external genitalia, and interphalangeal area.
Step 6: dry and put on the baby’s prepared clean clothes.
It is worth noting that if you bathe the newborn within 7 days, because the umbilical cord stump has not fallen off, you should take special care not to touch it when bathing. Wet bath, don’t worry, just dry with a clean cotton swab and apply 75% alcohol.
◆ baby bath water temperature
Before the baby baths, the parents must prepare for the preparations, such as clothes, towels, diapers, cold water, hot water, talcum powder, etc. the water temperature of the bath water can not be ignored. The bath water temperature should be controlled at 38 ℃ 40 ℃, parents can use elbows or wrists to test the water temperature, and professional thermometers can also be used to measure the water temperature. When bathing, the room temperature is best at 24 ℃ 30 ℃, bathe the baby in winter, and pay attention to prevent the baby from catching cold.
◆ precautions for baby bathing
1. Make arrangements according to the temperature changes and specific conditions.
Wash once every other day in winter, generally choose to bathe the baby when the temperature is high at noon. Sweat a lot in summer, you can wash it once a day. In spring and autumn, the temperature is suitable and can be washed once a day.
2. Move gently.
When parents bathe their children, they should not only move quickly but also gently. The small towel for bathing should be soft, and they can also use sterilized gauze to avoid damaging the skin. No more than 10 minutes per bath.
3. It is better to use baby soap.
Soap should be a special soap for infants, which is oily, alkaline and irritant. You don’t need to use soap every time you take a bath, especially in summer when you sweat a lot, just rinse off the sweat with water.
4. Prevent the baby from getting cold.
When bathing the baby, always pay attention to the water temperature to prevent the baby from getting cold due to the low water temperature. At the same time, during the bath, we should pay attention to prevent water and soap bubbles from entering the ears, nose and eyes of babies.
5. Bath schedule.
The best time to take a bath is between two times of feeding, so the baby’s interest is the highest. If the baby is still in the newborn stage, it will be easier to bathe him in the daytime.
You may not encounter the baby’s disease or the baby’s mother’s failure to nurse, but you can’t avoid bathing the baby, so what you should master must be mastered. If you want to know more about children’s health habits, you can go to Baibai safety net to search!