Bathing a newborn in the grass
Child Development / / March 27, 2016
Bathing in grass
use medicinal herbs when bathing a newborn eliminates the need to boil water: in nature there are more than 30 types of herbs that are able to bind harmful substances, neutralize impurities and neutralize microflora tap water and baby skin.Along the way, swimming in herbal infusions solves a host of other tasks.However, once a reservation: we are talking only about the restorative herbal baths for toddlers.
If a child diagnosed with cutaneous or neurological diseases, only a doctor has the right to recommend specific charges and pick up their concentration.Bathing in the collection of medicinal herbs improve the tone, stimulates appetite, promotes the release of metabolic products through the pores of the skin, soothing sleep and a great pleasure for the baby and his mother.
When the baby diaper rash, or prickly heat are good leaves and buds of birch and aspen.Good help and oregano and peppermint, rose hips and oak bark.In order obschegigienicheskih can use herb St. John's wort, thyme, peppermint, plantain leaf, calendula flowers and sage.On the manifestations of allergy consult the stigma of corn, burdock root, lungwort and dandelion, and chamomile and regular series.The soothing bath fees often include hop cones, pine needles and spruce, juniper branches.
When to start?
If umbilical wound healed, herbal baths can hold since the second week after the birth.Up to half a year, until the child is small, can be used for procedures baby bath.When a child will move into "adult" bath, respectively, need to change the concentration of herbal decoction.
How to brew?
Start with one herb. As with any natural product, medicinal plant can cause allergic reactions.It will be easier to see when the grass will be administered at a time, rather than as a mixture.
Make "skin test." Prepare a little broth and put it on the baby's skin clean.Wait 30 minutes.If you notice redness or peeling, so decoction of this herb should not be used for swimming.
Watch the reaction of the child. Plants differently affect not only the skin but also on the behavior of the kid: some have aphrodisiac properties, others calm.
Do not experiment. use of different herbs in combination with each other may have an unexpected effect.Do not mix more than 4 plants in a single assembly.If the bath is based on one herb is well tolerated, go to the mixtures, but only the traditional, tried and tested.The classic are the following charges:
- series, chamomile, oats, thyme;
- succession, nettle, oregano;
- birch leaf and currant leaf;
- nettle, horsetail, lungwort, oats or thyme.
Select trusted manufacturers. not risk collecting herbs with his own: they can grow in the contaminated soil, you can go wrong with the collection schedule.As a result of medicinal herbs will become useless, and even harmful.It is better to buy herbs in the pharmacy: it ensures the radiological and chemical safety.
- total mass of grass in the bathroom should be about 30, more than a saturated solution can cause allergies.
- assembly of each herb take equally, at the rate of 1: 1.
- Brew grass least 1.5-2 hours before bathing.You can insist broth and longer - up to 5 hours, wrapped container with the infusion of towel.For brewing choose porcelain or enamel, but not aluminum utensils.Suitable containers can be kettle or saucepan.
How to bathe?
- Add the broth into the bath.The water temperature in the bath should not exceed 37 * C and better - 35-36 * C.
- water treatment duration should be 10-15 minutes.Start with 5 minutes of swimming and gradually increase the time.About once a month start a week-long break in the herbal bathing.Excessive use of herbal baths is not necessary: just 2-3 times a week.
- sure that the baby does not swallow the water.
- Do not rinse after the baby herbal bath with clean water, do not wash it with soap or other means for swimming - then the healing effect of the procedure last longer.
- For wiping use the diaper, you do not mind dirty: some decoction of herbs is quite dark and can leave stains on the fabric.Remove any excess moisture from the skin baby soft "blotted" movements.
What herbs to choose?
To understand what herbs are best suited to the kid, guided by the children's cosmetics.Manufacturers of children's facilities for bathing often added to shampoos and foams most common and time tested herbs.
Chamomile. Infusions relieve tension, soothe irritated skin, have a disinfecting effect.Very nice bath with chamomile for girls - for the prevention of gynecological diseases.
succession. Infusions used in the treatment of skin diseases.Reduces inflammation and rashes, it helps get rid of lactic crust and seborrhea-gneiss.Take a bath with a string can be no more than once a week - this plant is too dry out the delicate skin of the baby.
Lavender. favorite among calming herbs.Delicate aroma relaxes the child, softens the skin and improves overall health.
Nettles. Infusion has a restorative effect on the body.Nettle gently softens the skin and strengthens hair.
Valerian.Suitable excitable and active baby.The infusion has a healing effect and beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system of babies.Important!
Do not expect immediate results from fitovann.Usually the first change occur within 4-5 days.If you do not notice the difference, perhaps, is a plant kid just does not fit.
«black list» of grass for kids:
Up to 3 years is better not to use extracts of citrus.