It is clear that there is no exact guide on how to be parents, and there are many things for which we have not been prepared, others that terrify us and others about which we do not know enough, the lack of knowledge about some subject can scare us, but nothing is further from the truth, here in MS, we would like to help you learn about different aspects of parenting.
One of the most important things in a baby’s daily life is the moment to relax, that moment when all the stress of the day disappears and when we take care of hygiene by enjoying a good bath.
However, when the baby has just been born, we must take into account a series of aspects to ensure that the bath is done correctly, so these are our tips:
- You must have everything you need for the bath: prepare the water at about 37 degrees, mittens or sponges and soft towels, as well as diapers. If your baby already has hair, you will also need a brush. Don’t forget to check the temperature of the water with a thermometer.
- If you are going to use a baby bath, you should fill it with a little more than half the water, although in any case the most important factor will be the size of your baby.
- Warm up the changing area beforehand, as babies find temperature changes unpleasant.
- Undress your baby and see if he or she is comfortable enough to get into the bathtub, if not, go into the water little by little, don’t do it abruptly because he or she might start crying.
- Clean the baby carefully with a mitten or sponge. Leave the hair until the end so that it does not get cold on the head.
- After the bath, dry the baby before dressing him. To avoid skin irritations or infections in the folds, it is very important to dry all those parts well without rubbing.
- The baby’s bath should last between 5 and 10 minutes so that he doesn’t get too cold, so it’s better to always have a watch in sight.
We hope we have been helpful and, in any case, do not hesitate to contact MS if you need any bath article and advice on how to use it, because at MS we want to grow with your baby.