In summer, the climate is hot with more perspiration. Bathing can keep the baby’s skin clean. It can promote metabolism and increase appetite, which is conducive to the baby’s sleep and growth. Bathing process is conducive to the baby’s resistance to cold, disease prevention and immunity improvement. However, we should pay attention to these parts when it comes to baby bathing.
1. Buttock care
Butt work is very frequent, if not careful, it will cause diaper dermatitis. When choosing diapers, you should choose cloth diapers and diapers respectively. Generally speaking, diapers are more close fitting, breathable, economical and environmentally friendly. They are easy to use in sunny days and summer. Diapers are convenient on rainy days and nights. After defecation, the buttocks should be cleaned with warm water, especially for children with diarrhea. When drying the skin with towel, the water should be absorbed gently instead of wiping the skin back and forth to avoid damaging the delicate perineum and the skin around the anus.
Some parents often forget to change when using diapers, especially when using paper diapers, they think that the water absorption of paper diapers is good, it’s OK to use them for a long time, but diaper rash often occurs in these babies. The way to deal with it is to work hard and keep the part dry. Diapers should be exposed to the sun frequently to kill bacteria. In addition, just after changing the diaper or just after it is convenient for the child, let the butt dry naturally for a while, and don’t pack it immediately.
After the baby is born, the doctor will cut off the umbilical cord and wrap it with sterile gauze, and it will fall off naturally in a week or so. If parents bathe their children, they should not soak them in water for too long. In addition, when pad diapers, if the diapers are relatively long, it is better to fold them back at the waist to avoid urine spreading to the navel. After bath, sterilize the navel with alcohol cotton, and observe whether there is swelling, seepage or special smell around the umbilical cord. If there is any abnormality, see a doctor in time.
When bathing a child, try to avoid the water flowing into the outer ear canal. If it doesn’t flow in, turn the child’s head to one side, which is conducive to the outflow of water. Also, gently wipe off the water with a cotton swab, but don’t insert the cotton swab into the outer ear canal. When you have a cold, you should also be careful whether your child has ear discomfort, secretion outflow or special smell. If a child is always scratching his ears, he should be careful of the possibility of otitis media.
Eye care needs to be very careful. When a child is born, it is easy to carry pathogens, especially conjunctivitis. In addition, the child likes to scratch foreign bodies with small hands, which are more likely to hurt the eyes. In general, you can use warm boiled water to clean the eyes. If the conjunctiva is red, you can use eye drops to spot the eyes three times a day. If it’s a scratch, it’s best to cut the nail short and wear thin gloves to prevent scratches. Eye foreign bodies can be gently washed with water or wiped off with a sterile cotton swab. If it is difficult, it is better to find a doctor to deal with it so as not to hurt the baby.
Often have a baby on the scalp has a layer of yellow brown, scale like dirt, very ugly. Once there were parents who used to pluck them out or use herbs for external application, which were very dangerous, especially near the forehead, so it was very dangerous. The author once visited a case of brain infection caused by this, and finally the child had bacterial meningitis, which led to paralysis of the limbs. The right way is to soften it with vegetable oil and it will fall off naturally. Generally to about 6 months, the baby’s scalp will be clean.
6. Oral cavity
To keep your mouth clean, especially after eating, you should properly feed some warm water, do not always have food residue in your mouth. If the white secretion appears in the mouth, it may be due to thrush, and antimycotic drugs such as antimycotic drugs and purple potions are needed. At ordinary times, we can properly supplement vitamins for children to keep the integrity of oral mucosa and prevent stomatitis.
Finally, Xiaobian would like to remind all mothers that they must focus on bathing their babies, not playing mobile phones while bathing them. If they don’t pay attention, they may choke on water! 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.