Newborn babies need to be bathed properly to be both clean and safe. Do you know how to bathe a newborn baby? Let’s find out with Bach Hoa XANH!
Before bathing your baby, you need to prepare all the necessary tools, including gentle shower gel, soft wipes, plastic cups, bath nets, baby bathtubs, diapers and clean clothes. Water for bathing should be clean, warm (about 32°C). You should bathe your baby in a warm, airtight room and take a quick 5 minute bath.
2How to hold a baby in the bath
The muscles in a newborn baby’s neck are still very weak, so please Always remember to support the baby’s neck and head area. The right way to hold a newborn baby is to lift the baby’s head with both hands, bring the baby’s head to the elbow angle, then use the other arm to support the bottom.
3How to bathe a newborn baby
Step 1: Wipe your face and head
You clamp the baby to one side, remember to use your hand to support the nape of the baby. Soak a soft towel with warm water, wipe from the inner corner of the eye outward, wipe the face, wipe the head and gently massage the scalp with the fingertips with shower gel. When cleaning the baby’s head with water, remember to cover the baby’s ears to prevent water from entering. Finally, wipe your baby’s head and face with a dry towel.
Step 2: Apply shower gel
Put the baby on the bath net, apply shower gel all over the body (except the head area), pay attention to the neck area, between the fingers, armpits and groin. Use one hand to lift the baby to one side and bath each side in turn. Remember to manipulate gently so that the baby does not get hurt!
Step 3: Rinse with clean water
Holding the baby back to the bath, you use one hand to support the entire shoulder, neck and head of the baby, the other hand to pick up the bath water for the baby’s front and arms and legs. Then you turn the baby upside down so that the baby’s head rests on your arm, with the other hand bathing the baby’s back. If your baby has not shed the umbilical cord, you need to clean the umbilical cord thoroughly after each bath to avoid infection.
There is a small note that you should put water in the bath at about 2/3 of the tub, just enough water, not too little, but still easy to manipulate.
Step 4: Dry and get dressed
After the baby has been cleaned, you lift the baby out, put in a towel and dry. Finally, you put on diapers, hats, socks, gloves and clothes that fit, soft, baby. If the baby has not shed the umbilical cord, you must close the diaper away from the umbilical area so that the umbilical cord is not contaminated with feces, urine, and infection.
4Tips for bathing a newborn baby
– During the period when the baby has not shed the umbilical cord, you should pay close attention to hygiene to avoid infection. When wearing a diaper, stay away from the navel area, and do not let the umbilical cord be contaminated with feces or urine.
– Newborn baby’s skin is extremely sensitive, you must make sure the baby bath water is not too hot or too cold. The best way is to use a thermometer to measure the temperature of the water before giving your baby a bath.
– You also always remember to never leave a newborn baby alone because he or she can have an accident with the water.
– Newborns lose body heat very quickly, so you should not bathe your baby for longer than 10 minutes, it is best to bathe your baby quickly within 5 minutes.
Not only pay attention to bathing your baby quickly, cleanly and safely, you should also take advantage of talking and cuddling your baby. Good luck to you and your baby!
See also: Is it necessary for the baby to take a shower?
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