When bathing your baby in summer, should you pay attention to some what?

Summer is coming, and the baby, like us, will sweat and get hot. Bathing the baby has become a necessary job for parents every day. Many novice parents will always have accidents when bathing their children, such as inappropriate water temperature, incomplete washing, etc. Today we will talk about the matters needing attention in bathing the baby.

Take a bath for the newborn baby, these should be paid attention to

Babies of different ages use different bathing methods.

In the 1st to 2nd weeks after the baby is born, soft sponge or baby towel can be used for wiping and bathing before the umbilical cord stump falls off. After the umbilical cord falls off and heals, you can take a bath.


1. Cut your nails and your baby’s nails

Before taking a bath, cut short your nails and your baby’s nails to avoid scratching your baby’s delicate skin.

2. Don’t have too much water in the bathtub.

Put warm water about 5 cm deep in the bathtub, which can keep the baby’s face and most of his body above the water surface to ensure the baby’s safety. Shallow warm water can also avoid the baby’s excessive fear of water when taking a bath for the first time.

3. Always use one hand to protect

During the whole bath wiping process, always hold the baby under the baby with one hand to prevent accidental sliding into the water.

4. Don’t leave the baby alone for even 5 seconds.

In the process of bathing, if you forget what’s things to pick up, or need to answer the phone or open the door, you must hold the baby and go together.

Step 5 Keep warm

If the indoor temperature is lower than 24 degrees, after the baby strips naked, it should be put into warm water immediately, and it is necessary to continuously pour warm water on the part of the water that he is exposed to.

You can also make a small hat from a baby towel and wear it on the baby’s head to keep warm.

Step 6 Keep the umbilical cord stump dry

If the baby’s umbilical cord stump has not yet fallen off, care should be taken to avoid the umbilical cord stump when wiping the bath.

Step 7 Beware of burns

The bath water should not be too hot and feel warm (generally slightly higher than the elbow temperature).

If you are not sure about it, you may as well prepare a water thermometer. The water temperature between 38 ℃ and 40 ℃ is the baby’s most satisfactory.

8. Avoid using these things

    Avoid using unclean towels; Avoid bathing too frequently; Avoid adult body wash and hair conditioner; Avoid applying skin cream to wounds.

Here, Ding Ma gives an explanation for [frequent bathing].

British child health experts suggest:

Before the baby learns to crawl, the body is not dirty enough to need frequent bathing. Parents should not bathe the baby more than 3 times a week.

However, it is necessary to clean parts every day, especially sweaty, oily or dirty places, such as face, neck, hands, groin and buttocks.

Can toilet water and talcum powder be used?

After bathing the baby in summer, many parents will choose to spray toilet water or talcum powder on the baby, but it is said everywhere on the Internet that it is very dangerous.

Is this really the case?

1. Is toilet water a pesticide?

Some netizens once exclaimed on Weibo:

Mosquito repellent toilet water contains pesticide DEET, which is the approval number of pesticide. I spray toilet water every day, which is to spray pesticide on my body.

In China, because mosquito repellent liquid is under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture, there will be a pesticide approval number.

In the United States, mosquito repellent liquid is under the supervision of the Environmental Protection Bureau, so it must be registered with the Environmental Protection Bureau first. The American Association of Pediatricians believes that babies over two months old can use products with DEET content below 30%, and it is safe to apply them correctly according to the instructions.

In other words, DEET is likely to be used safely, however, toilet water is not suitable for babies.

The main ingredients of toilet water are alcohol and essence, and some manufacturers will also add mint, borneol and other cool and antipruritic ingredients. Although alcohol has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, the baby’s skin is very delicate, the irritation of alcohol is relatively large, and the baby’s skin may be absorbed, which is not conducive to the healthy development of the baby.

2. Can talcum powder cause cancer?

The function of talcum powder is mainly to absorb excess water on the baby’s skin surface.

Baby’s skin is extremely delicate. If it is wet for a long time, it will easily lead to bacteria and fungi breeding and damage the skin barrier function. If the baby’s neck, buttocks, armpits and other parts have flushing and moist manifestations, talcum powder can be used to help the skin keep dry at this time.

Although authoritative organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) do not advocate the routine use of talcum powder for infants, it is not unusable. Talcum powder for talcum powder produced by regular manufacturers should be medical talcum powder and does not contain asbestos.

Although talcum powder is also listed as Class 2B carcinogen, this means that its [carcinogenic possibility is low]; However, the ham we often eat belongs to the more severe [Category 1 carcinogen], and everyone is still eating it.

Therefore, if the child has prickly heat, it is still possible to use talcum powder appropriately. It is not necessary to use it preventatively after taking a bath. When using it, you should guard against the baby inhaling powder carelessly and choose carefully.

In addition, Ding Ma would like to remind everyone that it is not necessary to take a large amount of talcum powder immediately after taking a bath to keep the skin dry. The correct use method is to dry the skin with a soft cotton towel after cleaning, and then apply talcum powder to further dry the skin.

The best dry state is: after applying talcum powder, the powder will fall off with a light pat.

Next time, remember to find a chance to seize the baby with prickly heat, pat it lightly and practice it ~