How happy it is to have a new member at home! When he was born, the first thing we thought of was to help the baby clean up, take photos, paste face books and show off. But how much do you know about baby bathing? Let’s study together!
Change to a bath
When the umbilical cord ends dry, fall off, and heal, you can start bathing your new baby. For such a small baby, using a kitchen sink or a small plastic baby bath is more reasonable than using a standard bath.
Many parents like to bathe their babies differently. In fact, they don’t have to bathe their babies more than once or twice a week until they crawl around and cause confusion. When you start bathing your new baby, you may initially find yourself a little alarmed. Don’t let him wiggle, then wet him and rub the soap on the little guy. Do some exercises in advance, give yourself a little confidence, keep calm and keep holding him well.
Some babies feel very relaxed when they touch warm water. If this is the case with your baby, leave him in warm water. Keeping the bathroom warm can help the baby feel happy. Those children who cry from the beginning of bathing are caused by you picking them up and putting them down from the warm water in the bathtub.
Take care of safety in bathing
Even for a while, never leave your baby unattended. If the doorbell or the phone rings, surround him with a towel if you think it’s necessary.
Never put your baby in a tub that still has water running (the water temperature can change or the water in the tub will get too deep).
Turning your water temperature to about 40 degrees Celsius can cause serious burns to a baby if you stay in 60 degrees Celsius water for less than a minute.
Never leave your children alone. In less than 60 seconds, a child drowns in less than three centimeters of water.
How to bathe your baby
● take all necessary bath supplies and spread out a towel, a clean diaper and a suit of clothes;
● the most suitable water depth in the basin is 6-9cm, about 32 ℃, warm but not hot;
● take your baby to the bathroom and take off his clothes (trick: if your baby cries every time he bathes, first leave the diaper on him, it can give the baby an extra sense of security in the water);
● start with your feet and gradually slide your baby into the tub, using one hand to support his neck and head. When bathing, regularly pour a full cup of bath water on him, so as not to make him feel too cold;
● use mild soap, pay attention not to use it too often, too much use will make the baby’s skin dry. Use your hands and towels to thoroughly clean your baby’s body. Clean your baby’s scalp with a wet, soapy towel.
Clean his eyes and face with a wet cotton ball (no soap). If your baby has dried mucus in the corner of his nostrils or eyes, moisten it several times before you wipe it off. As for the baby’s genitals, it is necessary for daily care;
● rinse your baby thoroughly, cup by cup, and dry him with a clean towel from head to foot. Then lift him out of the bath with one hand supporting his neck and head and the other hand supporting his bottom wrapped around his leg (the baby’s skin becomes smooth when exposed to water);
● wrap your baby in a BB bathrobe and gently pat dry. If his skin is still peeling since his birth, you can use a mild baby lotion after bathing, but these dead skin will generally fall off by itself, not belong to dry skin. Then change him into a diaper and kiss him on the head.
In a word, the baby’s umbilical cord falls off with a bathtub, so take care of your bath safety. Parents can’t be careless! If you want to learn more about children’s health habits online, you can go to Baibai safety net to check and read.