Here’s what parents need to know and do when it comes to healthy bath time and hygiene routines for babies.
Maintaining your infant’s hygiene can be one of the most unpleasant parts of parenting if your little angel decides he’s not in the mood. But it is one of the most important keys to keeping your baby healthy.
While cutting tiny nails, parents need to be careful not to over-trim. Pediatricians recommend us using tiny scissors and to keep a thin white area extending from the nail. “You are never going to get those nails short enough so the baby can’t scratch his face”. Check out our baby grooming kits page if you still haven’t got one. We also have a smarter solution for baby nail trimming – our Electric Baby Nail Trimmer:
Not all grooming habits are necessarily a struggle, though. Bath time can be funny for those who love to play with bath toys. Some parents bath their kids two-three times a week to prevent dry skin, they particularly focus on the face, diaper area and hands. That’s exactly what parents should be doing. Parents should concentrate on the mouth and diaper region. A cleaning around every three days should be sufficient. Infants don’t require full baths; wiping them down with a washcloth is great. For babies who haven’t lost the umbilical cord yet, hold off on getting that zone wet until a few days after it comes off.
For hair care, we recommend using gentle shampoos and reminds parents: Trying to scrub it off will only irritate the skin.
Keeping infants relaxed
For babies who get upset every time bath time comes, pediatricians recommend trying to determine the cause of the baby’s anxiety.
Sometimes, the babies feel vulnerable because they are slipping around a lot”
parents say – in which case, they need to keep a firmer grasp on the child. A good solution for this problem is our Cross Shaped Baby Bath Net Seat.
Other side, cold air might be a factor; You can solve this problem for by putting a space heater in the bathroom.
Rubbing lotions on the kids after bath time stops tears in their tracks. Using a lavender-scented baby product for example appeals to both parent and child and helps make time in the tub more relaxing.
Staying calm helps the entire process go well and more smoothly.
Kids are very good at picking up on their parents’ anxiety”
Chill out during bath time, and your child will follow you, too.
Some parents tag-team bath time – one washes the kids while the other gets pajamas and lotion ready to roll. It’s a calming to end the day without noisy toys or distractions, she says. It’s just a relaxing, enjoyable family event.
Safety tips for baby bathing
Of course, keeping your infant safe during bath time is paramount. And we have a few tips to make sure your little one gets clean, accident-free. When it comes to warm water temperature, parents have to be careful that they don’t accidentally burn the child. Parents should turn their home’s water heater down to the energy saving level, and always test the water before putting the child inside. Parents must hold a hand under the water for at least five seconds to make sure the temperature is OK. You can also check our Baby Thermometers here. Always better to test the exact temperature of the water before bath.
Make sure the floor is dry, so you won’t slip while carrying the baby. Keep all electronic devices away from the water and never leave the baby unattended. Accidental bathtub drownings accounted for two-thirds of the at-home drowning deaths among children reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission between 1996 and 1999.
While bathing a young child, a good decision to hold the child is to reach around the back and hold the child under his or her armpits. We recommend that parents keep a good grip on two parts of the child while carrying him or her. If a new parent is unsure how to hold a child, his or her pediatrician’s office can show them how.
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