Bathing of the newborn is considered one of the most pleasant duties of new parents. But in order that bathing of the kid took place smoothly, it is necessary to be prepared for it in advance. If you are not able to wash correctly newborns yet, remember several advice which will help you to cope with this a task, still new to you.
- It is necessary to wash newborns in special baths, it is desirable not really big as kids are frightened by big spaces. Today it is possible to find special baths for bathing of babies in sale, and many of them are made so that to the kid it was comfortable to be inside. Such baths of an anatomic form do not allow the child to slide off on a bottom thanks to a special support under a back, and it means that the head of the newborn will always be over water, and process of bathing will become safer.
- It is possible to bathe the newborn in the first day after return home from maternity hospital (if vaccination was done against tuberculosis in day of an extract – that every other day after it). After bathing it is necessary to delete residues of water from a navel – most convenient to do it by Q-tips.
- That the child was not capricious, try to bathe him every day at the same time. Children quickly get used that in certain time it is necessary to bathe, and not so sharply react to the procedure.
- Do not forget to take water temperature in a bath before bathing. All bathing procedures for newborns need to be carried out in the warm room in which air temperature does not fall lower than 24-26 degrees. The recommended water temperature of la of bathing of babies fluctuates within 36-39 degrees.
- Bathing requires a soft towel and a children's bast from terry fabric. That shampoo, flowing down from the head, did not get to the child into ears and eyes, it is possible to use a special peak.
- If the child is afraid to bathe or is capricious, try to offer him various toys for bathing. Then the child will not get bored, sitting in a bathtub, and will perceive bathing as a kind of a game.
- That at the child the allergy did not develop, use during bathing only special children's soap. Up to three months of children it is not necessary to bathe with use of shampoos, skins for bathtubs or perfumery means. After the child vykupan, it needs to be wiped. Process of wipe has to be accurate as skin of the child is very vulnerable. At the same time it is necessary to drain skin carefully as the increased humidity it becomes frequent the reason of development of skin diseases. The umbilical wound after bathings needs to be processed hydrogen peroxide.