Bathing is a very enjoyable thing for everyone. Bathing a baby can reduce the harm and damage to the baby’s skin, which is more conducive to the baby’s physical and mental health. In fact, babies of different ages pay different attention to bathing.
(I) bathing the baby during lactation
It’s more appropriate to “bathe” the baby than to bathe it. This is not to be literal, because the focus of “bathing” is on the word “washing”, which needs to be scrubbed. The key point of “bathing” is to “bathe” in water. Therefore, when bathing the baby during lactation, you must not rub it vigorously. You must rub it gently and leisurely. The cutin on the surface of baby’s skin is very soft!
Necessary bath products: large bath towel, small towel (100% cotton soft towel, 1 dry towel and 1 wet towel), 1 medical cotton ball, 1 baby shower gel and 1 Shampoo (not for adults), 1 baby powder and 1 baby lotion (not for adults).
Bath points: before entering the tub, the baby should clean his hips. Around the small buttocks, the wrinkles between the legs, and the passage for defecation and defecation, you should use a warm and wet cotton ball dipped in some lotion to gently wipe. Don’t rub, change the cotton ball from place to place. It is beneficial to wipe off the oily excreta and water-soluble secretions that are difficult to remove with the lotion. The high-quality lotion also has the function of resisting bacteria.
After washing the small buttocks, cover the baby with diapers, then undress the baby and wrap the big bath towel into the tub. Corner of the eye, bridge of the nose, mouth, ears, these places should be gently wiped with a warm and wet cotton ball. Every time you wash a part, change the cotton ball once or twice. It should be noted that when washing the ears, first use a dry cotton ball to gently plug into the baby’s ear hole to prevent water penetration into the middle ear, causing otitis media.
Wash your face and then your hair. To wash the baby’s hair, hold the baby’s head with your hands, and gently touch the baby’s head with your hands. Pay attention not to touch the baby’s ceiling, not to scratch the scalp.
Next, you can untie the baby’s diaper, take away the bath towel wrapped around the baby, and start to wash the baby’s body. It should be noted that the baby’s armpits, elbows, fingers, navels, legs, toes and other places should also be gently wiped with cotton ball. Baby’s chest, back, buttocks and other parts, the mother can directly touch with the palm of her hand. After washing, dry the baby with a dry towel. Be careful not to use a wet towel.
(II) bathing the baby from weaning to 2 years old
The bathing procedure of babies in this age group is basically the same as that of babies in lactation. It’s just that most babies don’t need to wear diapers at this time, so the step of changing diapers can be omitted when bathing, but the buttocks still need to be washed outside the bathtub. At the same time, the action of cleaning baby can be slightly increased. Because this age group is the beginning of cultivating children’s good health habits, so you can “dress” the bathroom as much as possible like a “water room”. If the baby wants to play bucket, play rubber duck swimming, as long as pay attention to safety, might as well let him play. Let the baby enjoy taking a bath every day.
(III) bathing 2-6-year-old baby
Let the children of this age gradually develop the habit of bathing every day in summer, partly because of the need to clean the skin, the greater significance is to let the children develop a clean, hygienic and regular life habit. In summer, if possible, after getting up in the morning, taking a nap in the daytime and before going to bed in the evening, children can be bathed three times a day for about 10 minutes each time. This kind of regular and clean living habit plays an important role in the healthy growth of children, the cultivation of patience and willpower in the future.
At this point of view, the baby is easy to bathe. Different ages pay attention to different things. As parents, we should treat them differently! If you want to learn more about what health habits children need to cultivate, you may as well pay more attention to the update of this website!