How to bathe a newborn baby for the first time?
What should be the temperature of the water? And if he starts to cry? What if he slips out? How to first bathe a newborn baby and do it right, without making mistakes? These questions will be answered by the experience of previous generations cited in this article.
It's silly to remind you about this, but the main thing is that youNecessary that bath. You can bathe in an adult bath or in a special nursery. Of course, if you do not have a baby bath, you should buy it, firstly, it will be convenient for you, in the second you will require less water, because you are not going to teach your child from the first days to a diving job. Also, sometimes infants have skin problems such as diathesis, allergies, erythema, etc., and in order to cope with these irritations there are special herbs that, if you are going to bathe your child in an adult bath Need at times more. Also in a small bath is easier to perform "water charging", besides keeping it clean is much easier.
The second most important component in this business is water. Many people advise bathing a newborn baby in bottled or, at least, in boiled water. Here, of course, everything depends on the purity of your water supply. Still, there is no risk and at least boil water, and to mitigate it you can use sea salt and special herbs.
Speaking about the water temperature, we can only sayThat the case is purely individual and the baby himself should choose. At the first time, the newborn child should bathe at a temperature of water about 36. 6 degrees Celsius. If it so happens that you do not have a water thermometer, dip the elbow into the water, because it's much more difficult to determine with your fingers and if you feel hot or cold, the temperature is right.
After dipping into the bath carefully observeFor a child, because some children prefer water more warmly, and others cooler. And so the "inappropriate" temperature can cause crying and whims. How do you understand if it's cold or hot for a child? If the baby is cold, then it will shrink into a ball and his nasolabial triangle will turn blue and after a while he will begin to tremble. If on the contrary, it is hot, the child will become listless, his skin will turn red, and he will certainly protest with cries and crying. If you are a little mistaken, it's okay, the taps with hot and cold water are nearby, and you can easily adjust the water. And in a month you will learn how to accurately determine the desired water temperature for your baby.
Another important element is the means forBathing. Firstly, it should be remembered that in no case should antibacterial agents be used, because you can disrupt the natural and fragile skin microflora, which will lead to the development of serious diseases. According to dermatologists, the usual hard soap will be extremely detrimental to the sensitive and delicate skin of the baby. The fact is that on the human skin there is a special protective film. It is this protection that does not allow water, wind and sun to have a negative impact on human skin. In newborn children this film is very thin. Alkaline substances contained in the soap destroy this natural barrier. And this means that the risk of infection on the sensitive infantile skin increases. Therefore, it is better to use modern gentle and non-aggressive means for bathing. Such means not only do not destroy the protective shell, but even help it cope with the aggressive impact of the external environment. How correctly to apply means for bathing an infant? To do this, prepare the water and make sure at its appropriate temperature, add a little bit of special bathing agent to the bath. Then take a small amount of foam and gently apply it to your baby's skin. If the product is suitable for hair, gently wash the baby's head with it or use a shampoo with a special formula.
Sometimes it will be useful to bath the baby withVarious additives. Such additives include sea salt. To do this, dilute this salt in a saucepan, then strain through several layers of gauze pour before bathing in the bath. After that, having bathed, pour the baby with ordinary clean water to wash off the salt.
Also for a bath perfectly suitedA variety of herbal preparations. If your child is restless, you can bathe in coniferous solution, and in case of skin problems - in the infusion of elecampane and sequins. Do not bathe your child in the infusion of chamomile, because it dries the skin, although as one of the components of chamomile is quite acceptable. In general, if you decide to bathe a newborn baby with herbs, it is better to consult a doctor beforehand, and he will help you choose the optimal composition.
Just as important is the time to bathe your child. Traditionally, an evening is chosen for this, but in fact it is not at all important. There are children who are overexcited by the bath, after which they fall asleep badly. If you notice such a reaction in your child, it's probably better to bathe him in the morning. You as a caring mother should closely monitor the reactions of the child, because some after swimming become calm, others begin to "play tricks", etc., etc. All this is taken for whims, but in fact it is a child's reaction closely related to Features of the nervous system and the physiology of the baby. Of course, you can "break" the crumb and do it your own way. Only to whom will benefit from this?
Just as important is the mindset of the mother, that is, To. The child instantly takes over her emotional state. Therefore, if in bathing you, something worries, instruct it to your relatives - the father, grandmother or aunt of the child. Although in this procedure there is nothing terrible and frightening and with time, bathing a newborn baby will not cause you any kind of negative emotions, but only joyful and positive.