You will need
- baby bath,
- bucket for rinsing,
- boiled water (37 o C),
- baby soap,
- flannel mitten,
- two diapers,
- tools for formal treatment of the navel and skin folds (oil or powder)
- clothing after bathing.
Bathing the newborn immediately after discharge from the hospital, provided that this day had not been vaccinated. Bathing is better at the same time, preferably before the evening feeding. It promotes good sleep and gradually accustoms the baby to the regime. The temperature in bathroom shall be not less than 24C, the water temperature is 37 o C.
Put on the bottom of the bath folded several times a diaper, and then pour water. Measure the temperature again with a thermometer. If the baby skin rash or irritation, it can be added to the water dissolved in advance a weak solution of potassium permanganate or decoction of a succession.
Take the baby so that his head lay on one arm and the other support him under buttocks. Immerse in water gradually, from the legs. The head and upper third of the chest of the baby should be above the water. The baby is not frozen, all the time rinse it with water from the bath.
Head soap baby soap. Gently rinse it so it does not fall on the face and eyes. Next, wash the area behind ears, folds on the neck, under the arms and in the groin. Rinse all soapy areas with water. Wash the genitals (in girls from front to back). At the end of the bathing, rinse your pre-cooked with water (1 ° C lower than that for swimming) first the head and then whole body.
Wrap the baby in a diaper and a towel. Absorbent movements dry skin and proceed to the processing of the face, navel and skin folds.
Soak a cotton ball in warm boiled water and them wipe each eye from the outer corner to the nose. Another cotton ball wipe the face of a baby. Check the nasal passages. If necessary, clean them with a cotton flagella, soaked in water or oil. Treat all natural folds (powder or oil), and stomach (3% hydrogen peroxide, and then with a solution of brilliant green).
Bathe baby with soap once a week. On other days, bathing is quite normal boiled water. All water should be no more than 7 minutes.
So swimming was always for pleasure it must be regular.
Advice 2: The first time to bathe the child
After discharge from the hospital as soon as the umbilical wound is healed, the child should arrange a daily evening bath before bedtime. The first dip is associated with excitement and lots of questions of parents, how to do it properly and with advantage.
You will need
- - baby bathtub;
- - decoction of chamomile, or a solution of manganese;
- - warm, large towel;
- - detergent for babies;
- - gauze cloth or Terry mitten;
- - a jug of boiled water at 35-36 degrees for pouring.
Put the tub of 2-3 stools in the bath room if you do not have a more reliable fixture. Of course, if you need a large you can put a tray on the bottom of the tub or even bathe her child. But it is very inconvenient because it will be a big load on your back and hands, which can lead to traumatic for the baby situation.
Prepare the detergent for body and hair (only use a special tool for bathing babies), big, warm, fluffy towel, which you then wrap the baby. In a room with a cot put in advance a clean diaper and cap, powder, cream.
Pour into tray of boiled water cooled to 37 degrees (check with a thermometer, not the elbow!). You can add a decoction of chamomile, or a solution of manganese to pink.
Undress the baby in the crib or on the changing table (in the bathroom it would not be safe!) and bring one diaper in the pool. Be sure to wash your baby with helper. Best of all, if it will be a more experienced woman, but using her husband to neglect in any case not worth it.
Bathe your baby no more than 7-8 minutes. Before the procedure, wash the vulva, and then slowly lower into the water, holding the bent elbow of the left hand. Immerse baby up to the upper part of the chest. Head, neck and clavicle should remain above the water. Keep baby's head and back.
Let the baby get used to the water. Then begin to wash it. The first time you wash your baby with detergent, and then use it not more than 2 times a week with daily water procedures.
Baby gauze wash cloth or a Terry mitten. They are easy to wash and boil, they are soft and will not hurt the tender code baby. Wash your child in the following order: hair, from forehead to neck, behind ears, neck, armpits, hands, torso, groin, buttocks, legs. Then baby flip and wash the backrest and the back of the neck.
Watch carefully during the procedure the position of the child. The water should not fall into his ears and especially the mouth. Therefore, the infant must remain on the left forearm bathing.
In conclusion wash over the child out of the jar with boiled water whose temperature should be 1-2 degrees lower than in the bath. Wrap baby in a towel with his head.
If not sagusa umbilical wound to bathe the baby is not recommended. In such cases it is best to carry out the procedure wiping with a damp towel.
After bathing quickly treat and wrap the baby, put on a cap and just move on to the evening feeding. Then your baby quickly and soundly asleep.