Is it always difficult to bathe your child? At first, the baby may not want to, but after a while, he may start to enjoy the bathing process while taking a bath and playing with water.
How often you take a bath depends on his skin condition, activity and the weather of the day. If your baby’s skin is dry or sleeps most of the day, it is enough to wash 1 or 2 times a week. When the weather is hot, the baby with moderate skin and activity may need to wash once a day.
Baby bathing memo
- In the first few months, a baby bath should be used. After the baby is six months old, you can use the bathtub at home.
- Add 2 to 3 inches of warm water (not hot water) to the basin and slowly put the baby’s body into the water. Use your hand to support his head and use another empty hand to bathe the baby.
- The cleaning process starts from the top down. Wash your baby with a baby-specific cleaner. Wipe the eyelids and ears with warm water.
- Apply soap or water to your baby’s body with a towel or your hand. Lift the scrotum during the period to clean it underneath. If it is to bathe the girl, wash her lower body with water. Scrub from the front to the back to prevent bacteria from spreading from the rectum to other parts of the lower genitals.
- After the shower, make sure all the soap on your baby’s body has been cleaned. Soaking the soap on the skin may cause irritation to the skin.
- After the baby is 3 or 4 months old, you can apply lotion to the body after taking a bath. Infants with skin sensitivity can use the body lotion recommended by your doctor.
- Never let the baby take a bath alone or wait in the tub. If you have to leave the room temporarily, you must bring along with your child.