Baby metabolism is fast, bathing can help baby clean skin. Besides bathing, it can also promote blood circulation, growth and development of the baby, and enhance parent-child communication of the mother and baby. Although there are so many advantages to bathe the baby, the time to choose a bath for the baby is very particular. The newborn baby should be careful when bathing, and the umbilical cord protection should not be forgotten.
1. Bathe the baby the last two
There must be two people to bathe the baby, one to protect the baby with his hand and the other to wash it. When the baby’s umbilical cord falls off and there is no inflammation in the navel, you can put the baby’s whole body into the water. Before putting it into the water, first pull some water on the baby, let the baby adapt first, and then gently put the baby half lying and half sitting on the net pocket fixed on the bathtub. Pay attention to the height of the upper body and belly immersed in the water. Wash your hair first, then your whole body, especially your armpit, thigh root and back. The movement should be gentle and agile. Note: do not splash water into your baby’s ears and eyes. The back can only be seen when bathing, so the mother can know the baby’s whole body by bathing her baby. If there is any abnormality, it can be found in time.
After washing, the mother unfolds the prepared bath towel in her arms. After the father wipes the water on the baby’s head and face, he takes the baby out of the water (note that the water on the baby is very slippery) and wraps it in the bath towel unfolded by the mother. Then the mother can feed the baby while the water on the baby sucks up. After the baby adapts to the indoor temperature, she can dress the baby.
2. It’s better not to use talcum powder for baby
Many novice parents often like to rub some talcum powder on their baby’s small buttocks, armpits or thigh roots after bathing, which can protect the baby’s skin. In fact, this is the opposite, because the baby metabolizes quickly, perspires much, and urinates frequently. Too much talcum powder will form lumps or granules when it meets sweat or urination. When the baby moves, the powder or granules at the body wrinkles will rub the delicate skin, which is easy to cause skin redness, swelling and erosion. Therefore, it is better not to use talcum powder.
3. Pay attention to the protection of the baby’s umbilical cord
After 4-5 days of birth, the umbilical cord will fall off, leaving a small scar first, and recover in about 2 weeks. However, when bathing the baby, the novice mother or father should pay attention to the protection of the umbilical cord, do not let the water splash on the umbilical cord, and disinfect the umbilical cord with iodine and alcohol after each bath.
If the weather is cold or the baby’s umbilical cord hasn’t fallen off, wash the upper and lower body separately. Baby bath soap or baby bath liquid should not be directly applied to the baby. It should be applied to the baby after the adult’s hands are foamed. The baby with eczema should not bathe with bath soap, just wash with water. Each bath should be washed before the baby sucks. First, the baby who has just eaten milk is easy to sleep; second, the baby who has just finished eating milk is easy to spit milk when bathing. The best room temperature for bathing is about 25.
4. Preparation before bathing
Be prepared before bathing your baby. First, put the clothes, diapers and bath towels, towels and baby bath soaps that need to be changed around; put the net bag on the baby bath for the baby to lie on, and then put water in the bath, pour cold water first, then add hot water, the water depth is half of the net bag, and then adjust the water temperature with a water thermometer, generally around 37 degrees, or try the water temperature by hand, so as not to feel hot Appropriate. When all this is ready, you can undress and bathe your baby.
Warm tip: don’t think it’s OK to give children a cold bath if adults dare to take a shower or swim in winter. For children, if the water temperature is too low, they will feel cold and have a series of stress reactions, such as rapid heartbeat, muscle contraction, nervous tension, etc., which are very easy to cause cold and fever, so we should try to avoid them. 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.