Many new mothers are the same, the first baby, the first time to hold such a small baby, but the headache is how to take a bath for the baby. Today, I’d like to share the experience of taking a bath for the baby, hoping to help you.
Preparation before bathing
1. Adjust the room temperature: keep the room temperature at 25 ℃ ~ 30 ℃, close the doors and windows, and avoid convection wind.
2. Prepare the articles for bathing: small stool, bath tub, small towel (for bathing and shampoo), baby shower gel, baby shampoo, baby powder, baby lotion, baby oil, hip cream, one large bath towel, two small bath towels, clean diapers and clean clothes, etc.
3. Adjust the temperature of the bath water: the water temperature is between 38 ℃ ~ 40 ℃. It is better to feel warm at the elbow, or feel slightly hot on the back of the hand without scalding.
4 feed 1-2 hours in advance, and the baby is awake when bathing.
Take off the watch and ring to avoid scratching the baby’s delicate skin in the bath.
A little bit of parenting
When bathing your baby, bypass the umbilical cord and don’t let it get wet. If you want to have a bath, you need to stick the cord with a waterproof sticker, remove it after washing, wipe the inside and outside of the cord with alcohol, and disinfect the cord to avoid infection.
How to bathe your baby
Prepare your baby before bathing, and you won’t be in a hurry when bathing.
Let him lie flat in the arms of an adult, protect his head and neck with his hands, and wash his hair. Wet the newborn’s hair with water, then rub it with baby’s special shampoo for a moment, wash it with water and dry it. Then wash the face, first wash the eyes, wipe the towel corner with water from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner of the eye, take the secretion from the corner of the eye away from the eyes, and then wash the face, from the center of the face to both ears. Pay attention to pressing the baby’s auricle from the back with your thumb and middle finger when washing your hair and face to prevent water from entering the ear canal and eyes.
2 wrap the baby’s lower body with towel, and clean the neck, armpit, chest, back, arms and hands. When cleaning, do not let water wet the umbilical cord, and carefully clean the baby’s skin wrinkles. After cleaning, dry the upper body, wrap it with a clean towel, and then wash the lower body. When cleaning, first clean the perineum from front to back, then clean the baby’s groin, buttocks, legs and feet.
3. After drying the baby, apply a layer of buttock protecting cream on the buttocks to prevent red buttocks. In winter, apply some moisturizers to the baby’s skin. In summer, you can put some talcum powder on your baby’s skin. Do not put talcum powder on your baby’s skin wrinkles or perineum. Then you can put on diapers, clothes and wrap them up.
The above is the specific method of the baby’s first bath, to ensure you don’t rush around, mothers don’t be afraid, take the first step bravely, and let it go after getting used to it! 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!