Precautions for bathing newborns

Precautions for bathing newborns

The first thing you need to do before bathing is to have everything you need in your bath.

Such as disinfection of umbilical cords (before the newborn’s umbilical cord is not dropped), pre-changed baby covers, clothes, diapers, and small towels, large bath towels, bathtubs, cold water, hot water, baby powder and so on.

Also check your fingernails to avoid scratching your baby and wash your hands with soap.

  The newborn baby is delicate. He has just left the most stable mother’s womb faster, so he must very carefully anticipate an ideal environment and a suitable temperature for him.

It is best to keep the room temperature at 26 which is generally the most comfortable?
28 ℃; water temperature is 37 ℃?
The temperature is preferably about 42 ° C.

You can pour cold water into the basin first, then heat the water, and then try holding your wrist or elbow to make the water temperature just right.

  Obviously, avoid gusts of wind when bathing to avoid getting sick from the cold.

Bathing time should be scheduled to breastfeed 1?
After 2 hours, vomiting is likely to occur.

  Bathing procedure In the first week after birth, when the baby’s umbilical cord is not reorganized, the “segment bathing method” can be used: take off your baby’s clothes, replace the clothes and wrap them on the chest and abdomen, to keep warm for the time being.

  Start washing your face, shampooing and prevention, taking care not to let water run into your ears.

  Then use a small towel to scrub the chest, abdomen and hips above the navel.

  After drying, place the hips and lower limbs below the belly button into the basin slowly, and use the strength of the elbow, arm and palm to give a stable support and grasp the baby’s thigh.

  During the whole process, the wrinkled and curved parts of the body should be specially washed and dried, and the movement should be gentle, so that the baby has a sense of security.

  Because the broken end of the umbilical cord of a newborn is a wound, if improper care is taken, bacteria can enter the human body through the umbilical cord and cause sepsis, threatening the health of the newborn.

Therefore, the care of the umbilical part is mainly to keep it clean and dry. Do not touch the umbilical part while bathing. Then use 75% alcohol cotton swab to disinfect the root of the umbilical cord and the surrounding skin, and then cover it with sterile gauze.

  If the baby’s umbilical cord has been reset, after washing the face and head, you can put the baby back in the bathtub and put it in a supine position. After washing from top to bottom, replace the baby with the prone position.Wash tail and buttocks.

Finally, hold your baby’s shoulders firmly with both hands, hold it out of the water, put it on a large bath towel, and dry your whole body.

  When you wrap your baby’s whole body with a bath towel after taking out of the bath, leave the umbilical cord. Use an alcohol swab to clean the umbilical cord from the middle. Pay attention to keep the umbilical cord dry and clean.

If the umbilicus is red, pus, or has an unpleasant odor, you should seek medical attention.

  Usually on the skin wrinkles, you can apply baby powder to make him feel dry and comfortable.

Apply skin oil on your baby’s chest to prevent urine from irritating the skin and causing diaper rash.

  Put a diaper on your baby and put on clothes.

However, the baby should not be wrapped tightly in the “candle bag”. He should relax his hands and feet and allow him to move freely. This is conducive to breathing and blood circulation to promote growth and development.

  If your baby’s face is dry, you can also apply a small amount of moisturizing oil on the body to keep the skin moist and smooth.

Obviously, baby products such as skin care oil, talcum powder, etc., can only be used in appropriate amounts when there is no disease on the baby’s skin.

And these oils or powders should not be directly sprayed on the newborn’s skin, it should be sprinkled on your hands first, and then on the baby.

  If the skin has rashes, red hips, etc., it should be kept dry. It is the most important to apply medicine according to the doctor’s prescription. At this time, if you use these oils or powders, it is an extra irritant to the baby, but it is harmful and not beneficial.

  Warm whispers In short, bathing a soft and slippery baby, you may have some timidity at first.

If you hold it and wash it properly, it is a very comfortable care for newborns.

After bathing, he will reveal the most pure and lovely face, waiting for you to give him loving feeding and soothe; besides having a happy expression on his body, his hands and feet will also dance.

As your baby grows up, the bath time will become more and more interesting.

Of course, if your movements are not stable enough, it will also cause him to cry unhappy.

Therefore, it is necessary for you to master some basic knowledge of bathing your baby and continuously improve it in practice.