Bathing is an important cleaning task, it can help the baby develop good health habits, which is very important for the growth of the baby. When bathing the baby, parents can fully enjoy the time with their children and have a good parent-child interaction. However, not all babies like to take a bath, so what’s the matter with babies not willing to take a bath? Understanding skills is key!
● why babies don’t like bathing
1. The water is too hot and hot
This is the most common reason why babies don’t like bathing. 3 months ago, the baby’s skin was in the sensitive period and had a strong response to the stimulation of water temperature. Mom feels hot, baby already feels hot. After being scalded by the bath water, the baby will be afraid to take a bath. A little lower than the adult bath water temperature is the baby’s favorite water temperature. The temperature of 37 ℃ – 38 ℃ in summer and 39 ℃ – 40 ℃ in winter are suitable.
2. The water temperature changes from cold to hot
This reason is often overlooked by adults. Sometimes, when mom is busy, the bath water is prepared by dad or other family members. For adults, the temperature difference of 2-3 degrees is not very significant, but for babies, it is quite different. He will feel uncomfortable and unaccustomed.
3. Shampoo and bath water flow into eyes
Babies hate shampoos or showers running into their eyes. Some even hate splashing water on their faces. This unpleasant memory will make the baby dislike bathing.
4. Cool shower gel and hard soap directly onto the body
The baby doesn’t like her mother to put soap or body wash directly on him. It’s hard and cool. It’s hard for her to be surprised.
● baby bathing skills
Master some necessary skills. On the one hand, it can make children feel that bathing is a very comfortable thing, so that they can no longer resist bathing, or even fall in love with bathing. On the other hand, it can also make parents handy, and no longer feel headache and sadness for bathing babies.
1. Early communication
Before bathing, parents can look at their children and gently tell them in their voice that “the baby is going to take a bath”, so as to give them a psychological preparation. If we insist on doing so, we can also make children gradually realize that bathing is a must, so that they can no longer resist.
2. Water volume control
For children under six months, the water volume should be controlled at 5-7cm high when bathing; for children over six months, the water volume can be controlled at the position flush with the waist when the baby is sitting.
3. Help undress
When adults undress their children, they should let them lie on their left arm on their back, hold their head with their left hand, control their lower limbs with their elbows and waist, and take off their clothes gently and slowly.
4. Contact details
When bathing the baby, it’s better to slowly pour a small amount of water on the baby first, so that he can adapt to the water temperature, and then slowly put the baby into the water.
5. Water temperature control
When the water temperature is controlled at about 37 ℃ – 42 ℃, children feel more comfortable. When controlling the water temperature, parents should be extra careful. They can first touch the water with their elbows to feel comfortable.
6. Bathing sequence
When bathing children, first wipe their faces, ears, nose and neck, then gradually wipe down their upper limbs, chest and abdomen, and finally their back, legs and buttocks. Note that when bathing the baby, the action should be gentle, and never rub hard.
7. Post bath care
After taking a bath, wrap the baby with a large bath towel quickly, and then carefully wipe it in different parts until it is dry and put on clothes. When dressing children, the bath towel should be opened to expose the upper and lower limbs respectively, and should be worn in order.
Xiaobian suggested that talking to the baby while bathing and taking him to play with the water can arouse the curiosity and exploration of the baby for the water, and also transfer his fear of the bath activity, so that he can relax slowly. If you want to know more about the health habits that children need to cultivate, please lock in the next continuous update of Baibai safety net!