All the herbs penetrate through the skin, has a healing effect and are beneficial to the body of the child. They relieve irritation, reduce itching, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect, and also effectively remove dead skin cells.
To healing umbilical wound add to the bath water disinfectant herbs: chamomile, oak bark and calendula. When rashes on the baby skin to bathe him in the grass succession, celandine and sage. Remember, herbs should be replaced periodically, since daily bathing in the same infusion of the herb can cause an allergic reaction in a child.
A series of steep follows: take 150 g of grass, pour 1 liter of boiling water, then boil for 10 minutes, strain and pour into a baby bath with warm water. The series can also be alternated with other herbs in different proportions, but not more than two tablespoons. For example, 2 tablespoons of succession with 2 spoons of sage, or 2 tablespoons of succession with 1 tablespoon of chamomile and sage, 2 tablespoons of succession with 2 spoons of thyme etc.
If you use for bathing chamomile, brew it as follows: pour a liter of boiling water 1 tablespoon and allow to steep for 10 minutes. The resulting chamomile infusion pour into the tub with water for bathing. Herbal solution in the bath should be only lightly colored and transparent.
To prepare an infusion of celandine, pour 50 g herb to 0.5 liters of boiling water in an enamel pot, cover and heat on a water bath for 30 minutes. Cool at room temperature for 15 minutes. Then strain, raw materials squeeze, pour the broth into a glass jar with a tight lid. Use the decoction for two days in a cool dark place. Before taking bath add to the water one Cup of broth.
The herb sage have soothing, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action. For children sage pour 1 tablespoon of 1 Cup boiling water, let steep for 20 minutes, strain and add the water.
Advice 2 : What herbs to use for bathing baby
A bath is a pleasant and useful exercise for the baby. The child receives positive emotions from splashing in the water, strengthens the body, trains the muscles of the arms and legs. But if in the tub, add herbal teas, water treatment will become doubly useful.
You will need
- - thyme;
- - a series;
- - oregano;
- - peppermint;
- - oak bark;
- - the leaves and buds of birch;
- the leaves and buds of aspen;
- - hop cones;
- - lavender;
- - Valerian.
To prevent diaper rash and heat rash in the bathing water add thyme, oregano, peppermint, oak bark. To deal with diaper rash help and a bath with a decoction of the leaves and buds of birch and aspen. These plants have excellent antiseptic properties. Bathing with a decoction of thyme is also useful in rickets, and restless sleep in babies.
Girls are advised to bathe in the broth of chamomile in the prevention of gynecological diseases. In addition, chamomile soothes irritations on the skin, has a disinfectant action.
For a excitable, restless children suitable decoction of lavender. This is one of the best herbs to calm the nervous system. Its delicate fragrance helps to relax, improves mood, but also softens the skin.
Another tool to strengthen the nervous system – Valerian tincture. This herb has beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system and has wound-healing effect.
Kids suffering from skin diseases, it is recommended to take baths with chamomile. It reduces inflammation, helps to get rid of the rash, milk crust. However, to use a decoction of a succession can be no more than twice a week as it dries the skin.
Herb necessary for a half-hour before bathing the child. It is not recommended to do too full bodied infusion. 30 grams or one tablespoon is sufficient.
The first time herbal teas don't mix. As the plants the child may appear allergies, and a mixture of difficult to immediately determine what had caused the reaction.
Before bathing a child with a new pot test. Water a small area of baby's skin broth. In half an hour if no allergic reaction has not occurred, you can safely bathe your baby.
Furthermore, it is not recommended to mix in the broth more than four plants, as the combination of grasses can give unpredictable results. It is better not to experiment, and to choose tested fees. For example, classical charges for swimming are: chamomile, thyme, oats, Bur marigold; marjoram, nettle, succession; the leaves of currant and birch.
Baths with medicinal herbs improve the tone of muscles, awaken the appetite, soothe the nervous system and improve sleep. With some teas, there is no need to boil water, as they neutralize harmful substances in the water.
But we should not abuse herbal bathing. 2-3 times a week water treatments with herbal medicine will be enough. Also, bathing the child with herbs, it is not necessary to use soap or to rinse the baby with plain water in order not to reduce the therapeutic effects of a herbal bath.