Bathing of the kid – one of compulsory procedures on care of the newborn which often frightens young parents. Agree, it is a little terrible to lower for the first time such tiny and defenseless child in water, to wash fragile handles and legs. And suddenly water too hot? And suddenly I will drop it? Many similar questions disturb parents, but in some days bathing of the child becomes habitual and even pleasant procedure. Only a little information and practicians is necessary.
What will be required for bathing of the baby?
It is possible to bathe the newborn in the first day after an extract from maternity hospital, excepting cases when in the same day inoculations were put. It is for the first time better to ask to help the father or the grandmother. The healthy child is bathed daily usually before evening feeding. It is desirable to bathe the baby at the same time as the daily repeating ritual of bathing promotes fast falling asleep and a quiet dream. Soap or any other detergent use one-two times a week, in other days use simply clear water.
Before starting bathing, it is important to prepare all necessary:
- Be defined, in what room you will bathe the child. It is possible to do it in a bathroom or to establish a children's tray on any convenient table (for example, in kitchen). Anyway take care that it was indoors warm and there were no drafts.
- Prepare water. Till the moment, the umbilical wound will not begin to live yet, water for bathing boil, it is possible to bathe the child in usual water later. Or as the disinfecting means it is possible to add to water potassium permanganate – potassium permanganate. Solution of potassium permanganate has to be very weak. Be convinced that all kristallik were dissolved in water, differently your child risks to get .
Optimum water temperature for bathing – 36,5-37 degrees. It is reasonable to boil a necessary amount of water in advance and to cool. At first pour in a tray of hot water, and then gradually add cold, tracing changes of temperature. Also do not forget to leave a little water of the necessary temperature to rinse the kid after bathing.
- Establish a tray for the kid which you already providently washed. For additional convenience it is possible to put on a tray bottom a special plank bed, matrasik or a circle for a neck which will hold the kid. Similar adaptations are especially good in cases when you bathe the baby alone.
- The thermometer for water.
- Jug for douche of the child after procedure.
- The soap or any other means intended especially for kids.
- Towel or diaper to wipe the child after bathing.
- It is possible to get a flannelette mitten for soaping, but it is possible to wash the kid and a hand.
What means to use when bathing the child?
At the moment there is a big variety of means for bathing of kids. It is important to understand that selection of children's cosmetics is very individual. It is desirable to get means on care of gentle skin of the kid in drugstores or specialized shops. Do not forget to make sure that expiration dates as it should be.
In general, the rule "better it is less and better" as abuse of children's cosmetics can lead to violation of protective balance of skin works here.
It is possible to use various grass infusions (after the umbilical wound begins to live). For uneasy kids coniferous solution, will be suitable for at whom a problem with skin – infusion of a camomile, a St. John's Wort or a train.
Bathing of the newborn
Be convinced that the tray is reliably established and in it enough water of the necessary temperature.
Undress the baby and put his head on an elbow bend of your hand, hold with other hand a little body. Accurately ship the child in water, without forgetting to hold his head on an elbow bend of the hand.
If the kid worries when bathing, it is possible to dip slightly light in the room or to bathe its wrapped in a diaper is will calm the baby.
Free hand soap the kid. Do not forget to wash out a fold carefully. Rinse the kid with water from a jug, wash away soap.
The gentle blotting movements wipe the baby. Pay special attention to folds and ears.
Bathe the kid, and let this daily ritual give you joy!