You will need
- - a towel
- - a means for bathing;
- - potassium permanganate or decoction of herbs.
Smile and talk to the baby in preparation to bathing and during it. Wash your baby after feeding, it is better to wait for 20 minutes. In the first month of life crumbs, add in a bath of potassium permanganate, decoction of herbs (succession, daisies). They well reduce skin irritation, inflammation.
Can add a decoction of hops, sage, pine needles. First prepare a strong infusion, strain it and then add water for bathing. You can not add potassium permanganate crystals in water, they may not fully dissolve and cause burns to the baby. Solution make in advance, store in the refrigerator and use as needed.
Bathe your baby every day, use special shampoos and integrated wash 1-2 times a week, the rest of the time is plain water. As long as the baby is not moving actively, bathe him in a special baby bath. Before the procedure, wash with soap and water, then pour over boiling water. Hold the baby's head by yourself or use the headrest.
Boil water for bathing in the first weeks of a child's life, then you can use regular tap. If the water is hard, add a little starch. To do this, 100-150 grams of a mixture of dilute warm water and stir, add in the tub.
Wash your hands with soap and water, check the temperature of the water in the bathroom. For the first bathing should be 36-37 degrees, if the baby is premature - 38. Gently wash the neck of the child, body, head, lean it back to soap and water is not dripping on the face. Put your baby belly on your hand, and wash the back. To 6 months children wash hands, after 6 months you can use pre-boiled a cloth or sponge.
Remove baby from the bath. Prepare in advance the water (1-2 degrees cooler) and drench the crumbs from the jug. Cover with a large soft towel. Boil water and wash the baby's face. Dry the baby and place it on a flat surface with a pre-bed diaper. Inspect all skin folds, and lubricate them if necessary. Make sure to clean his ears, so they left the water.
Prepare everything you need beforehand. Bathing a newborn need a bath or a large tub, water bucket, cream or powder, clean clothes, decoctions of herbs. Don't bathe your baby when he cries.
Lower baby into the tub in a diaper, so he was not afraid, besides, it's easier to hold a soapy baby. Over time, you will be able to establish joint bathing.