-Baby’s First Bath and Things About It-It’s natural to be some concerned and excited for your baby’s first bath , but remember, water is well known-not foreign- to your baby.
Wait for the Umbilical Cord to Fall.
For the first bath of the baby, it is necessary to wait for the umbilical cord to fall because it is essential that the cord and its surroundings remain dry. Otherwise, the moist cord may cause infection. It would be appropriate to wipe the places outside the belly area with wet cotton or baby sponge until the baby has a full bath.
The temperature of the bath water should be such that your baby will not burn. It is reasonable that the water temperature is 37 – 39 degrees, where your baby will not get cold. In practice, the water temperature that your elbow endures without burning will be suitable for bathing. In the first months, a bath tub with a net attached is a suitable option for washing the baby and also provides much easier control.
Bathe Your Baby While Hungry.
Babies get cold very easily because there is not enough fat layer on their skin. Their skin quickly loses moisture. In order to prevent such a situation, it will be sufficient to adjust the temperature of the place where you take a bath to 22 – 24 degrees and limit the ideal bath time to a maximum of 5-10 minutes. You should definitely wash your baby while the stomach is hungry or at least an hour and a half after feeding because when you wash your baby with a full stomach, you can put pressure on the stomach and cause it to vomit.
Handle Your Baby With Care
Talk to your baby while taking off his clothes, putting him in the bathtub and pouring water into your baby’s body, while doing all these things. Your voice will calm him down. First, let your baby get used to the water by slowly pouring the water into his body with your free hand. If you have to bathe your baby alone, our first suggestion is; Pass one hand under your baby’s armpit and stretch it from his back to the other armpit, while holding his head into your elbow, hold the other armpit tightly.
Babies Don’t Like Getting Water On Their Face.
One of the most disliked things for babies is getting water on their faces. Because this situation can cause them a feeling of drowning . When this happens, your baby may be afraid of bathing. Baby’s first bath is a moment that requires attention.
Water does not get into your baby’s ear. Especially in the first months, their ears are not like ours. Water getting into their ears goes out instantly. No special cleaning method is required for the nose. Nasal secretion, which is softened with steam during bathing, usually comes out through sneezing. It will be sufficient to wipe it with a soft tissue.
When you take your baby out of the bath, dry his head first with his hair with a soft hair brush. Then, open the towel and apply it to anti-diaper cream or olive oil (heat the olive oil for 1 – 2 minutes on a low fire and let it cool).
Treat Gentle To Your Baby’s Delicate Skin.
Use baby products that are suitable for the baby’s skin. You should definitely put a tub net in the tub .You will prevent your baby from touching the hard floor. Make sure that your nails are short and that you have removed your jewelry such as rings, bracelets and watches. Have 2 towels ready for after bathing. Make sure your baby is dressed in cotton clothes.
Dear parents, Thank you very much for reading our article titled Teething Period in Babies. What we have written is for informational purposes only, and if you have any questions, please consult your doctor.