Taking care of babies needs to be careful and proper, in which bathing the baby is very important. Let’s find out what to keep in mind when bathing your newborn baby with Bach Hoa Xanh!
Newborn babies should be bathed in a warm room, room temperature 28 – 32°C. The baby’s bath room also needs to be airtight, make sure to close all doors to avoid drafts.
The best time to bathe a newborn baby is about 2 hours after feeding. You can bathe your baby in the morning after sunbathing, or at the end of the day to help him fall asleep. Note that newborn babies should not be bathed immediately after feeding as this can cause the baby to vomit. You should also not bathe when the baby is hungry, because the baby will be very upset, crying, kicking.
Number of baths
Newborn babies are not as “squishy” as older babies, their body is not very dirty, so you do not need to give your baby a bath every day. You should only bathe your baby 2-3 times/week, about 5 minutes each time. Bathing too much can even dry out your baby’s skin.
Water to bath
Bath water for newborns must be The water is clean and has a temperature of about 32°C. Water that is too hot or too cold is not good either. Another note is that the amount of water in the baby bath tub should be about 5 cm high to ensure safety.
Umbilical hygiene is important to avoid infection. If the navel has not fallen off, the mother should avoid letting water get in. When bathing, only use a towel dipped in water to wipe the skin, no need to use shower gel.
After each bath, the mother must wash her hands with soap and then clean the navel with 70° alcohol. When wearing diapers, remember to stay away from the navel area so that the navel does not get contaminated with feces and urine.
Shower gel is not necessary for babies in the first few weeks. After the umbilical cord has dried and fallen off, you can start giving your baby a bath in a separate tub with a gentle body wash.
For newborn babies, skin moisturizer is almost unnecessary. In case your baby’s skin is very dry, you can apply a little moisturizer specifically for babies.
Safe for baby
When you are bathing your baby, you should never separate and leave your baby alone, because he can have an accident with water in less than 60 seconds. If the doorbell or phone rings, wrap your baby in a clean towel and carry him. You also shouldn’t put your baby in the tub while the water is still running, as the water can quickly become too full or too hot.
Bathing a newborn is not too difficult if you know the above notes. Good luck to you and your baby!
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