In the eyes of many “old drivers” mothers, bathing their babies is no longer a simple thing, but for many new mothers, it’s not easy to bathe a baby who is white and soft all over. In summer, when bathing, the water temperature requires attention.
Water temperature requirement
1. The name of water bath
According to the temperature of bath water, it can be divided into cold water bath, warm water bath and hot water bath.
The water temperature is between 10 and 20 degrees, which is called cold water bath;
The water temperature is between 35 and 38 degrees, which is called warm water bath;
When the water temperature is more than 38-41 ℃, it is called hot water bath.
Hot water bath and cold water bath alternate implementation, known as hot and cold water alternate bath.
2. Selection of water bath
In summer, water of 37-39 degrees is usually chosen to bathe the baby, which will expand the sweat glands and blood vessels of the baby’s skin, and also help the skin to get rid of dirt. Warm water bath and hot water bath can remove skin dirt, relax muscles, and relieve heat.
In summer, avoid bathing your baby with water temperature above 40 ℃. If the water temperature is too high, the expansion of capillaries and sweat glands of the baby’s whole body will be too obvious, which will cause the baby to sweat too much, and even collapse.
In summer, if you choose cold water bath, your baby’s skin will feel cool when exposed to cold water, but cold water will shrink the capillaries and sweat glands of the whole body’s skin and prevent the heat emission in the body, which is not conducive to cleaning the dirt on the skin, but also to the heat emission in the body. As a result, you will feel more heated after cold water bath.
3. Preparation of bath water
Adjust the water temperature with a water temperature gauge. If there is no water thermometer, the simple method is to prepare with three parts of cold water plus one part of boiled water, then test the water temperature with the elbow (or back of hand) skin, whichever is not hot, and then put the baby into the water. Attention must be first put cold water, then hot water, in order to prevent scalding baby.
In addition, the best time to take a bath is half an hour before the baby takes milk, or one hour after eating milk, so as not to vomit because of bathing. If you want to know more about what health habits children need to cultivate, this website has a lot of relevant knowledge for you to find, hoping to help you!