Bathing a newborn
Child Development / / March 27, 2016
first bathing the newborn
first bathing the newborn parent event no less exciting than the first "mama" or first step.Indeed, such a pipsqueak!Whether he liked it?Would it not be too hot or cold?What if he slips?And if dad does not hold?And what if you start crying?These and many other questions are swarming in my head new parents when they triumphantly carried her newborn little son or daughter in the bath.Let's think what may affect the success of this exciting event.
The main thing you need - a bath.Would you bathe a baby in an adult tub or acquire a special, child - you decide.But nevertheless, it is desirable to have a little baby bath, even if you are going to immediately arrange a swim and dive to the envy of the dolphins.Firstly, in our country often disable the hot water and a large kettle boil easier than three or four buckets.
Secondly, babies are sometimes skin problems - allergies, diathesis, erythema, etc.In all these cases bathing indications for medicinal weed - again, a big bathof their need three times as much.And yet - in a small bath, in our opinion, in the first months easier to make "water charging," especially if the bath with a slide.And keep it clean much easier.
bathing temperature newborn
second - is the water itself.Many are advised to bathe newborns exclusively of boiled or bottled water.It all depends on the purity of the water supply system in your city.If there is a risk that the tube will flow from Legionella or even some kind of harmful stick - preferably to be safe than to suffer in the hospital.And if you want to boil water "to mitigate", better use herbs, sea salt and foam bath.
water temperature - an individual matter.The choice here - the baby.But the first time, the water temperature should be 36.6 C. If you do not have special water thermometer, dip in the tub elbow (fingers harder to determine).If you are neither hot nor cold, so the temperature is chosen correctly.But better still buy a thermometer!
Then watch the baby.Some children prefer vodichku warmer, others - colder.And "inappropriate" temperature can cause moods and bitter crying in the bathtub.How do you know your child is cold or hot?If crumbs cold, it is compressed into a ball, he is blue nasolabial triangle, after some time, the baby begins to tremble ...
If it's hot - the skin turns red, the child becomes lethargic and, again, be sure to express protest crying.Do not worry - if you make a mistake, and once or twice, nothing terrible will happen.It taps with hot and cold water close by, and you can always make the water comfortable for the baby.A month later, bathing you'll accurately pour water just the right temperature, which is like the kid.
Means for bathing newborns
third - means for bathing infants.Absolutely can not use antibacterial agents - you can break the natural microflora of the skin and stimulate the development of serious diseases.According to dermatologists, and traditional solid soap having a reputation as a good cleanser, an extremely negative effect on the baby's sensitive skin.
Why is this happening?On human skin has a protective film, which is often called hydrolipid mantle.That it does not let the sun, wind, water and other aggressive external factors have a negative effect on the skin.In babies, this protective film is very thin.Natural level of acidity (pH), baby skin, wherein the protective film is normally performs its function, it is 5.5, while the most mild and moistened solid soap component is present in the range from 7 to 10.
alkaline substances contained inordinary soap, neutralize or destroy the natural level of acidity of the skin, in other words "erase" a film that creates a barrier to bacteria.This means that the risk of infection of the sensitive baby skin increases.
To restore the protective layer of the body baby brings to the surface moisture of the deep layers of the epidermis.Thus starts a process of deep drying thin delicate skin.And every time, these processes are amplified.What to do?It is better to take advantage of modern soft and gentle means for bathing.They have a radically different formula, to achieve full compliance with the level of pH of children's skin.
These tools not only damage the skin of a newborn baby, but also to help her cope with the aggressive external influences.Soft, not containing soap foams, creams and gels effectively removed from the surface of the baby's skin and water-soluble dirt, keeping hydrolipidic mantle.This gentle cleansing prevents irritation and dryness.And also help to preserve the protective functions of children's skin.
How to use the funds for bathing a newborn?First you need to prepare in advance "water space" - with a thermometer to make sure that the water temperature is about 37 ° C, add a little foam in the tub for bathing and create a light foam.After the baby around in the water - keep in mind that to do this he can only under your supervision!- Take a little bit of foam for bathing and gentle massage on the skin, apply a beloved child.If the tool is also suitable for the hair, gently wash their child's head or use a special baby shampoo formula "No more tears."
Sometimes nice to bathe the baby in the bath with sea salt.To do this, dissolve sea salt in a saucepan, strain through several layers of cheesecloth and pour out before bathing in the tub.A solution of sea salt, which will remind the crumbs of the days spent in my mother's tummy, very useful.Bathe, drench the baby plain water to wash off the sea salt, if the solution was sufficiently concentrated.
Great fit for swimming and all kinds of herbal teas.If the child is restless, you can bathe him in a coniferous solution, if you have problems with the skin - in the infusion or series of elecampane.Do not bathe your baby in the infusion of chamomile - it dries the skin, but to use it as one of the components is possible.
general, before experimenting with herbs, consult your doctor - he will help you choose the optimum composition.
time for bathing a newborn
fourth - this time bathing newborn .Traditionally, we choose for the evening swimming.But, believe me, it is not necessary!There are children who are swimming overexcited, and they are then difficult to fall asleep and sleep poorly.If you notice such reactions in your baby - why not bathe him in the morning?After the baby is not in a blast furnace, and to wash off the sweat daily worries it is not necessary ...
Some babies prefer to bathe before eating, others - only on a full stomach.Some fall asleep immediately after bathing, while others - will play tricks a couple of hours.Sometimes it seems to us that it is "whims".But it is not so.Similar "requests" are closely related to the physiology of the baby, especially the nervous system."Break" the crumbs and insist on its - is not difficult.Only someone from this will benefit?
fifth component of a happy bathing - and perhaps most important - the mood mother.More often than not, growing up, water, afraid of those children whose mothers were shaking as rabbit tail, when the first bathing baby.Thus, they gave her children sign: water, swimming - it's scary, it's dangerous!
Since the baby instantly reads the internal emotional state of the mother and remembers it for life, if bathing there is something that bothers you, what you are not sure - double-check it three times before taking the baby in his arms and carry water.
If you overcome yourself you can not, let the child bathes dad, grandmother, nanny.You can ask to bathe with you baby visiting nurse from the clinic - she gladly will show you how to do it right.In the absence of helpers, output is still there.Do not hide from your baby's condition!Conversely, share with them the existing fear.Tell us what you are afraid to do that now awake.
After retiring in a "conversation," in two or three times you will feel.What are your fears gradually evaporate.And the child, even though consciously, can and will be badly perceived, is talking about his mother, but depicting fear he will not stay ...
Poteshki bathing newborns
Create a happy mood for you and your child to help nursery rhymes and little poems thatlong used when bathing babies, "water off a duck and a baby - thinness", "Vodicka, Vodicka, Machine wash your face."
- «There was a swimming turtle
- And trembled with fear all.
- Bul-bul-bul, Bul-bul-bul,
- How I did not drown! »
- « We swim, we splashed,
- And some water we're having fun!
- legs up, foot down!
- handle up, pen down!
- Legs twirled,
- and swim as uchi!
- Splash, splash, wham-wham!
- wipes! »