宝宝洗澡之擦澡篇(Sponge bath)

擦澡用品:
Baby body wash (often can double as shampoo)
Two washcloths
A towel
A bowl of warm water
Several cotton balls
Lotion (optional)
A diaper
An outfit to change baby into

初次擦澡:
一般来讲,初生宝宝在脐带尚未脱落之前(如果是做了包皮环切术的男宝宝,在伤口愈合之前),是不能在婴儿浴盆里洗澡的。这段时间一般持续2周左右,而这段时间内,对宝宝只能采用擦澡的方法来进行清洁。

1. Wash baby’s face before you take off any of his clothing. Dampen a cotton ball or washcloth and wipe his eyelids from the inside corner out. Use one cotton ball for each eye. With another damp cotton ball, clean around his nose.

2. To clean outside baby’s ears, use a damp cotton swab or washcloth. Don’t clean inside baby’s ears; using a swab could puncture his eardrum.

3. To shampoo, support his spine and hold his head back slightly. Sprinkle his head with warm water and squeeze on a drop or two of soap. Lather, scrub gently, and rinse with a wet washcloth.

4. Dry baby’s head with a towel.

5. Now you can undress him and lay him flat.

6. Put a little bit of soap (don’t overdo it; newborn skin is prone to irritation) on a soft washcloth to wash his body.

7. When he’s clean, pat him dry with a towel, apply lotion if you like, and get him dressed.

擦澡要诀:

“Down there” care: If your son was circumcised, do not attempt to pull back the foreskin; in fact, until the circumcision wound heals, avoid using soap on the area. After the penis has healed, you can wash it as you would any other part of his body. Clean a girl’s genitals by wiping from front to back. Don’t use soap in her groin area; it may cause irritation.

Location, location: “Bathing my newborn on my bed (I put a towel on top of a plastic tablecloth) works well. I talk to her softly, play relaxing music, and she never cries.”
–C. Smith

Warm and dry: Newborns get cold quickly. Try to dry and cover with a towel the areas you just washed to keep your baby as warm as possible.

Mommy


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