Bathing can promote blood circulation. Bathing in winter is a kind of exercise for the skin. By bathing, the baby’s skin can be exposed to the outside air more, which can improve the adaptability of the skin to the changes of the outside environment. Bathing is good for the baby’s health. So what should babies pay attention to when bathing in winter?
What should you pay attention to when bathing your baby in winter?
First of all, it’s better not to milk your baby before bathing, because bathing immediately after suckling will not only affect your baby’s digestion of food, but also make it easy to spit out milk. Spitting may cause suffocation of the baby. If inhaled into the lungs, it may cause aspiration pneumonia. If the baby has been breastfed, it should take at least 30 minutes to bathe the baby.
Secondly, the baby must not be frozen, so make sure that the room is warm and draught free, and get everything you need ready and put it at hand; this can save time and avoid exposing the baby’s naked body for a long time, causing cold.
Remember to pour cold water into the bath first, then hot water. It’s best to put only about 10 cm deep water in each bath before you are used to bathing your baby. If the water is too shallow to meet the requirements, the water depth will increase the danger.
The room temperature is 26 ℃ – 28 ℃, not lower than 22 ℃. The bath water temperature is 38 ℃ – 40 ℃. If it’s cold, it’ll be cold to the baby. If it’s hot, it’s hot. If you don’t have experience, you’d better buy a water thermometer, so that you can know exactly how much the water temperature is. The experienced can test the water temperature at the elbow. It is better to control every bath within 5-10 minutes, once a day. After taking a bath, it is recommended not to use baby talcum powder, because it is easy to dry the baby’s skin, and it will agglomerate in the wrinkles of the skin, resulting in inflammation and rash.
So, it’s cold in winter. You should pay special attention when bathing the newborn. Otherwise, it’s easy to catch cold and cause a cold and fever. 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!