Newborns don’t need to bathe every day, and in the first few days, bathing is a nerve racking thing for both the baby and the parents. In the first few weeks after birth, scrubbing and bathing can be carried out alternately. This article is to introduce the instructions for novice parents: about baby bathing.
A warm blanket.
Wash your baby’s face before washing him. It’s easier to wash at this time than to wash after he gets water. You don’t need soap or facial cleanser to wash your baby’s face. You can use a clean cotton ball with warm water, and then squeeze out the water to wash the baby’s face.
If secretions accumulate in the corners of your baby’s eyes or nose, you should first tap them with a wet cotton ball to soften them. Take another clean cotton ball and wipe the baby’s eyes from the nose.
Then follow these steps to bathe your baby easily:
Keep the room warm, the bath water should be warm but not hot, and feel comfortable. If you have a bath thermometer, keep the water temperature at about 37 ℃.
If your baby is a newborn or less than 6 months old, add about 13cm (CM) deep water to the bath, or make sure that your baby’s shoulder can be immersed in the water when in the bath to avoid catching cold. For older babies, never let the water depth exceed the waist when the baby is sitting.
Take the baby to the bath and take off his clothes and diapers. If there is dung in the diaper, wipe the baby’s genitals and buttocks first, and then put him in the bath.
Slowly put the baby into the bath and hold his head and neck with one hand. You have to hold on because he’ll be slippery when he gets wet. In the bath process, from time to time to lift water to the baby, so that he does not feel too cold.
Give your baby a little gentle, fragrance free bath solution or soap. If your baby’s skin is dry or sensitive, you can put a few drops of bath oil in the bath water. However, bath oil will make your baby’s skin very slippery and hard to hold.
Wash the baby from head to foot from top to bottom, from front to back, with hands, bath towel or baby sponge. As for the baby’s genitals, as long as the normal way to clean it.
Take the baby out of the bath and put it on the bath towel immediately. Wrap the baby in a warm bath towel, pat it dry gently, don’t rub it back and forth. If your baby’s skin is dry, you can give him some softer moisturizing lotion or moisturizing cream.
Put clean clothes on the baby, wrap the baby with a warm dry blanket, and stamp a affectionate kiss on his fragrant head.
Once your baby is a few months old, you and your husband can take a bath with him. Bathing with your baby is a great way to get close to each other. It’s also a good opportunity for dads to spend precious time with their babies.
You need a shower before you go into the tub. Make sure the water temperature is not hot. Use a gentle baby shower gel because the products you use are too strong for your baby’s skin.
Carrying your baby in and out of the tub is difficult and dangerous, so ask your husband or someone else for help. When you get in, ask them to pass you the baby. After washing, give the baby out first.
The above is the nursing guidance for newborn bathing introduced by the editor. Of course, there are many things to pay attention to in newborn bathing. If you have any questions about the knowledge of children’s home, such as which health habits children need to cultivate, please continue to pay attention to the personal health and safety knowledge column of Baibai safety net.