When it is possible to bathe the newborn
Child Development / / March 27, 2016
How to bathe a newborn
When can bathe a newborn for a walk, play - these and other issues are very relevant.After all, when young parents bring the baby from the hospital to his home, at first, as a rule, they are afraid even to once again touch the crumbs.The kid seems so fragile and vulnerable, that it seemed to breathe and something should be wary.Of course, a few days later my mother learns to feed, swaddle the baby and keep on hand.But we must not forget another important procedure for the child - of bathing.When you can start to bathe a newborn baby and how to do it right, you will learn from this article.
In the first months of baby's life need to bathe more often.If he was born in the hot season, it is better to bathe every day or even twice a day.And it immediately after discharge from the hospital, despite the fact that the umbilical wound has not yet been tightened.That is the question of whether it is possible to bathe the newborn should not even have to arise.
for water treatment, you will need baby bath (better if it is larger in size, so that the baby could and sit and lie down), thermometer to determine the temperature of the water, a small cushion of foam rubber, soft sponge, baby soap, it is possible to extract a string orchamomile, large soft towels, cotton pads or just pieces of wool, as well as baby cream or oil for lubricating the skin after water treatment.
Some pediatricians and experienced moms recommend bathing a newborn in the grass, like a good natural sedative.The most popular grass for this purpose is a series.Do not do without manganese, when bathing the child is not in boiled water.Vodicka does not contain any harmful bacteria, is the navel of the child has not healed.The first bathing the newborn - almost sterile procedure.
water temperature for swimming - 37 degrees.After lather and redeem the child, for pouring water can be used by one or two degrees lower.If you still are afraid to make a mistake and check the temperature of the water themselves, then place in water no palm and elbow, as palms are more accustomed to the changes in temperature and can not "catch" the difference.If submerged elbow you do not feel no heat, no cold, so everything is done correctly.Do not be afraid that the water is cool, young children love to just such vodichku room temperature.
you put your baby in the tub ... the pads should be put at the head of the bath, the baby reclining: so you will be more convenient to bathe him.Of course, you must first mow nails shorter arms so as not to scratch the crumbs.To start pour water from a handful of child, shuffled his arms and legs in the water, gently talking to him, give him a little splash.It is necessary to remember the little man that the swimming fun and enjoyable.Then soapy sponge wash his head, neck, gently clean the ears with cotton wool, and then wash the whole baby.Bathe your child should be gently but thoroughly, especially in the folds of the skin, which often accumulate dirt and sweat.
How often can bathe the newborn in the hot season?It is recommended 1-2 times a day.If you bathe your baby every day twice, once to atone for it with soap and water, at other times - just water, which you can add a tincture of herbs (chamomile or series, pre-cast and ostuzhennoy boiling water).And our grandmother, incidentally, bathed the children in the first months of life because one day - with a children's soap, the second - with a weak, pale pink solution of potassium permanganate, and the third - by adding to the water a little salt, about polgorstochki.After baby soap baby will be neat-dushistenkim, potassium permanganate disinfects and salt promotes the healing of wounds.That is now, of course, on the body of a baby should ideally be no wounds, except that umbilical.But in the future, "salted" child cuts or scratches heal more quickly and easily, so that will not need every time to chase them with iodine or brilliant green to lubricate wounds.It is a well-known folk remedy.
After bathing the baby quickly drench cool water, wrap in a towel and blot the entire body, not rubbing.Dry, lubricate the skin cream or baby oil (can be boiled in a saucepan with water, vegetable oil), picking up on his little cotton wool.Cream butter or apply a thin layer where the skin is smooth and slightly thicker where the baby has folds: on the arms and legs, the neck, in the groin.Noticed somewhere in the crease diaper rash or redness - liberally lubricate the cream or powder the talc.After lubrication is useful to massage the child several times to bend and straighten the handle, feet, make a "charge".And after that you can put on your baby.
After bathing the child is likely to eat with pleasure and sweetly asleep.A frequent bathing, as well as timely feeding and constant communication with the baby, help you to grow strong, healthy and cheerful child.