Pediatricians often point out that it is easy to bathe a baby.See where parents can make mistake…
Many parents believe that if they read and informed about everything that has to do with bathing baby, already mastered this task.However, theory is one thing and practice is another…
Here are some mistakes that parents often make when bathing your baby, but you are not aware of:
Bathe the baby early
Many babies are born with skin that is covered with yellowish fatty coating (vernix caseosa),but what many do not know is that it is precisely this whitish coating good for baby’s skin..” Vernix caseosa provides a kind of protection in the first few hours after birth,” says Dr. Brown.Wait at least 6 hours,before bathing baby…
Bathe the baby often
Night routine is very important, but it does not apply to bathing.Once or twice a week is enough.However, Dr. Brown notes that after uneređenje diapers, this rule certainly does not apply.
Use too much product
Keep things simple – use only moisturizing cleanser without perfume and color.
Baby bath too cold or warm water
Always be sure that the temperature which bathe the baby adequate.In fact, it should be between 35 and 37 degrees Celsius.”In addition, note that the water heater is always set to less than 48 degrees,” says Dr. Brown.
Excessive fear of bilical stump
Many parents are afraid to bathe the baby until her umbilical stump goes down and are very cautious, which of course is not a mistake.However, Dr. Brown says that should not be much to look at the part that is already healed, but the skin around the navel.If it is soggy and purulent, gently should delete the medical alcohol or gauze moistened with plain water.