If the baby has no disease and is completely healthy, as long as the ambient temperature and water temperature are appropriate, it is no problem to bathe every day. It can’t be washed anywhere, anytime.
I. The three parts that the baby should pay special attention to when bathing should not be washed randomly
1. Baby’s navel
When bathing, many mothers will worry about whether to wash or not. Children’s navel is the most vulnerable place to bacterial attack. Forceful picking or frequent cleaning will cause irritation to the internal organs in the belly and bring a variety of physical discomfort. Baby navel does not need to be cleaned every day, and do not wash it vigorously. If there is scab and dirt, you can soften the dirt with olive oil first, and then gently wipe it off with a medical cotton swab.
2. Baby’s ears
Parents are afraid that too much dirt will affect their baby’s hearing, so they often pull out their ears, which is wrong. A small amount of earwax will not affect the hearing, on the contrary, it will have a protective effect on the ear canal. If the ear is pulled out too frequently, it will make the baby “addicted” and damage the ear canal, causing infection and otitis media. When pulling out the ear, it’s better to use it in front of you, rotate it at the external auditory canal, and don’t go deep into the place you can’t see.
3. Baby’s privacy
Many mothers have the habit of cleaning their baby’s lower body when bathing, but some of the secretion of the female baby is like a natural protective film. If it is washed out frequently, it is not conducive to health. And frequent stimulation of the lower body, easy to let the baby precocious. The correct way is to wash it with water, do not use soap, and occasionally use baby’s bath gel.
II. Six situations in which the baby is not suitable for bathing
In addition to the above three parts of the bath to be particularly careful, the following several situations are not recommended baby bath oh.
1. Don’t take a bath after the injection
After the baby has been vaccinated, there will be a pinhole on the skin that is difficult to see by the naked eye temporarily. At this time, bathing is easy to contaminate the pinhole.
2. Do not take a bath temporarily in case of frequent vomiting and diarrhea
When bathing, it is inevitable to move the baby, which will aggravate vomiting and cause aspiration of vomitus when not paying attention.
3. It is not recommended to take a bath within 48 hours of fever or fever regression
It is not suitable to bathe the baby within 48 hours before and after the fever due to viral infection. The reason is that the pores open during the bathing process. Although it has the effect of physical cooling, but because the resistance of the baby is poor at young age, there will be cold air with the pores invasion at the same time of cooling, which may lead to the aggravation of the disease. Therefore, it is not recommended to bathe the baby within 48 hours before and after the baby’s fever. It should be washed after the baby’s condition is stable and the health condition is improved.
4. Do not bathe when the baby has skin damage
5. Do not bathe immediately after feeding
Bathing immediately after feeding will make more blood flow to the expanded epidermal blood vessels stimulated by hot water, while the blood supply to the abdominal cavity will be relatively reduced, which will affect the digestive function of the baby. Secondly, because the baby’s stomach is dilated after feeding, taking a bath immediately is also easy to cause vomiting. So bathing should usually be done 1-2 hours after feeding.
6. Take a bath carefully for low weight children
Low birth weight babies usually refer to babies whose birth weight is less than 2500 grams. Most of these babies are premature. Due to immature development, low living ability, thin subcutaneous fat and poor thermoregulation, they are prone to temperature fluctuations due to changes in ambient temperature. So for this kind of special baby to be careful to decide whether to give a bath.
In the process of bathing, parents should find out the changes of baby’s whole body skin in time. If there is skin damage, parents can do early detection and early treatment, which is very important for the health of the baby. If you want to know more about what health habits children need to cultivate, you can log in to Baibai safety net, more details are waiting for you!