In the eyes of many “old driver” mothers, it is no longer a simple thing to bathe the baby, but for many novice mothers, it is not an easy thing to bathe the white and soft baby, where should be focused on washing, where should be simple washing, there are exquisite!
For example, when washing the six parts of the baby, the mother should pay attention to them! (pay attention to wechat subscription number: mother duo’s parent-child time, talk about parent-child care)
Because of crying more, and lacrimal gland is not unobstructed and other reasons, babies are often more prone to eye excrement than adults. In this regard, mom should not directly use her hand to wipe the baby’s eyes without a word of disagreement. If there is secretion in the eyes, it’s not good-looking at all. If the bacteria on our hands “pollute” the baby’s eyes, it’s not worth the loss! Usually, mom can use a clean towel to dip in warm water and gently wipe off the secretion of the baby’s eyes.
When bathing, the mother should pay attention to the first step is to clean the baby’s eyes first, so as to ensure that the water is clean and less bacteria, so as to reduce the risk of eye infection.
In the first few months after the birth of many babies, there will be a thick layer of milk scab on their heads. When some mothers see this layer of “dirty things”, they can’t help picking them with their hands, and even some mothers will wipe them back and forth with towels It’s terrible. Can moms not be so rude?
The eschar on the baby’s head is also called “cradle cap”, which is called “seborrheic dermatitis” in medicine. When a baby is born, there is a thick layer of grease on the surface of the skin, which is formed by the secretion of skin and epithelial cells. If the baby does not wash his hair after birth, a thick eschar will be formed over a long period of time. In addition, it may also be affected by the secretion of maternal hormones. When the baby is born, the sebum secretion of the head is too much, and the apoptotic skin cells fall off on the scalp, forming a “cradle hat”.
Generally, the eschar does not hurt or itch, and has no obvious impact on the health of the baby. With the growth and development of the baby, it usually falls off and cleans up when the baby is 4-6 months old. If you deliberately clean the baby’s tender scalp, it may cause local bleeding and pain, and even dermatitis when it is serious!
If the eschar on the baby’s head is not serious, the mother should wash the baby according to normal steps and wait patiently for the eschar to fall off naturally; If the baby’s eschar is serious, you can apply a proper amount of detoxified vegetable oil (such as olive oil and almond oil) on the surface of the scalp eschar. After a few hours or a day, the eschar will be soaked in vegetable oil and softened. At this time, you can use warm water to wash it gently.
When cleaning your baby’s ears, use a towel to gently clean the outer ear contour. Don’t try to extend a cotton swab into your baby’s ear canal to clean the earwax (earwax). It is very easy to hurt your baby’s ear canal by mistake. In serious cases, it may also damage your baby’s hearing.
In addition, when bathing your baby, avoid the bath water entering your ears. If you accidentally get water, you can turn your baby’s head to one side, place a small piece of cotton or paper towel outside the ear canal, and suck out the water.
When a baby’s umbilical cord falls off, it often leaves a dark brown scab and sometimes a little darker “dirt”. However, even if the mother love clean, do not easily “hand owe” to touch the baby’s navel. The baby’s navel is very sensitive. If it is cleaned excessively, it may cause itching of the navel. If it is serious, it may also cause inflammation of the navel.
When the mother cleans the baby’s navel, the action must be light. Just wipe the place easy to get around. If you can see the dirt on the navel, remove it carefully, and never rub it hard.
5. Private affairs
A kind of Baby girl
A little secretion may appear in the baby’s private area, which is very normal. Don’t make a fuss, let alone try to clean up the secretion completely. You should know that this layer of secretion is not “dirty”, but can prevent the adhesion of the labia minora.
When cleaning your baby’s private area, first wipe it with warm water from front to back, then gently open the labia, and then rinse it with flowing water. Don’t use too much bath gel for your baby. Pay attention to cleaning the urethra and vagina first, then the anus.
A kind of Male baby
To clean the private place for the boy, the mother can’t have the mentality of “the cleaner, the healthier”. Generally speaking, there is no need to clean the foreskin deliberately before the baby is one year old. At this time, the foreskin and glans of the baby are almost growing together and should not be turned frequently. After the first year of life, you can wash it gently with clean water every few days, and pay attention not to use too much force.
In addition, the most easy place for male babies to store dirt is under the scrotum and around the groin, where urine and sweat are easy to accumulate. Every time you take a bath, you should use clear water to gently scrub from the front to the back, and pay attention not to overuse the bath gel.
For babies, the cleaning of body folds should not be sloppy, such as neck, armpit, groin, buttock seam, limb joint flexion, etc. there are often more sweat stains in these places. When the mother bathes the baby, she needs to gently “poke” the meat around the folds, and gently scrub the baby with warm water. (pay attention to wechat subscription number: mother duo’s parent-child time, talk about parent-child parenting)
In addition, do not use bath gel frequently for your baby. Bath products will wash off bacteria and beneficial bacteria on your baby’s skin. Depending on the weather, the mother can give the baby a shower gel every few days, focusing on the wrinkles of the body, and using less or no other places as far as possible, so as to protect the natural protective layer on the baby’s skin and make the baby’s skin healthier.