The first swimming: what can and what can not be

With the advent of the baby in the family are not only joy, but also the obligation to care for him. One of them - swimming. Bathe your child can be on the first day, as soon as you turn up at home (if a vaccination against tuberculosis is done the day before), or the next day (if the vaccine is made the day of discharge). It is desirable to do so in the same time of the day - always before feeding.

First skinny lasts 2-3 minutes and then pour it can be up to 10-15 minutes - until cool water.

Bathe your child should be on a daily basis. This should be done not only for hygienic reasons, but also for hardening. In addition, water treatments are very useful for the child's nervous system.

After healing umbilical wound can be added to the water for bathing broths succession, bay leaves, celandine, chamomile. You can also use a ready means for bathing.

Preparation to bathing

Child bathed in boiled water for as long as the umbilical wound is healed (this usually occurs in age 18-22 days), so it is necessary to boil the water in advance, so that it is gradually cooled to 380S.

The room where you bathe, should be warm (air temperature 22-240S), draft-free, convenient, that you can go to the bath from all sides.

Advance should prepare the clothes in which you'll dress the baby after bathing. Also needed: 1.5-2 liter capacity jar for pouring, soft towel, baby soap or shampoo, cotton, baby oil, powder; brilliant green and 3% hydrogen peroxide solution for handling the umbilical wound, potassium permanganate solution.

How to bathe a baby?

Bathe your baby more comfortable together. Prepare room for bathing, the tub set, pour it into water (water temperature 38-39S), add a few drops of potassium permanganate solution to the water acquired pale pink tinge. Pour water into the tub should be up to the level of about 15 cm, so that the baby lying in it remained dry head, shoulders and chest. Next, prepare the jug with pure water (water temperature about 36C).

Undress the baby and took him in his arms and gently lower into the water. Left hand supports the head and the back (you can use a special support, commercially available) Right hand soap head, shoulders, then arms, legs, genitals, turn your baby on his stomach, soap back. Then rinse with water from a jug child from behind, and at the end of the front swimming. Now, remove the baby from the bath, wrapped in a soft towel, and take it to where you already prepared a diaper and care items.

Wipe baby blotting movements, starting from the head, be sure to dry all wet folds. Then, soaking cotton oil, carefully treat wrinkles on the neck, armpits, groin.

After this process the umbilical wound. Pipette drip (2-3 drops) of hydrogen peroxide in the umbilical wound. excess liquid must be removed with a cotton swab. The same pipette drip umbilical wound in one drop of green fodder. When the brilliant green is dry, you can put on your baby. That's all. Now you can feed the baby.