Bathing a newborn in a large tub
Swimming in a large tub promotes healthy growth of your baby, vitality, activity and mood. This procedure is best to start to engage in a few weeks after birth. Then you will have enough strength to classes, and the child’s navel is healed. But until then you can get baby bath.
It is important to choose an appropriate time for a more comfortable bathing the baby. It is believed that it is better to do in the period before the last feeding. It is assumed that water treatment of the child should be a little tired, hungry and freeze slightly. Then, immediately after a bath baby with an appetite to eat and go to sleep quietly. Do not forget that there are always exceptions. In some children swimming in a large tub produces the opposite effect – the excitement and reluctance to sleep. Therefore, as accurately as possible, adjust your baby’s temperament for and select their own time for swimming.
Should prepare a bath before bathing the baby. First, clean it with baking soda, rinse with boiling water, then hot water. This procedure must be done once a week, and on other days to wipe with a damp cloth soak (laundry soap can be.)
Especially to boil water for bathing your baby is not worth it, dial it from the tap. In no case do not add water disinfectants. Water can get in the mouth and eyes, baby. Manganese can cause burns, and herbs – an allergic reaction. Although I sometimes add a series of water and bischofite (sea salt for children) that are sold in pharmacies and baby stores.
What need for baby bath:
Rubber mat on the floor. It is necessary for an adult, that he slipped and fell.
Thermometer for water.
Dry clean diapers. After bathing, your baby should not wipe it dry and get wet. Diaper is argument, rather than a towel, as better absorb moisture and does not irritate baby skin.
Extra set of clothes in which the child will not be constrained, cap and vest.
Cotton buds, tampons, butter and powder. Cotton buds to remove excess water from the ears. Swab moistened with baby oil, you smazhetsya folds on the body of baby. If the skin is irritated, use baby powder.
Bandage or gauze. To wipe the baby’s eyes, use a bandage or gauze. In no case shall not resort to the help of cotton wool. Villus can get under the lid, and pull it then it will be extremely difficult.
If the umbilicus still needs treatment, then after the bath you will need a pipette, brilliant green, and hydrogen peroxide.
The bathroom can be useful clock to control the bath, and toys.
The ideal water temperature – 36-37 degrees. Were you satisfied with it baby, you can tell by his reaction. If the child after immersion in water, swim a little, began to actively shake legs and arms to keep warm, but not fussy, so it is suitable temperature. If you wish to harden and improve the baby, then gradually reduce the temperature of water (half a degree per week, from 37 to 35 degrees). In such water is recommended to swim from 5 to 15 minutes. Further decrease is made only after consulting a pediatrician.
At bath time better to keep the bathroom door open so as not to cause a drop humidity. This can lead to congestion of children’s ears.
Grow up healthy!