Baby's toilet : Hygiene and prevention

Baby's toilet : Hygiene and prevention

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This is an important moment sometimes dreaded by new parents. How to provide a healthy lifestyle for your infant and take care of his fragile skin? Rêves de Libellule gives you some tips to adopt on a daily basis to help you take care of your baby as well as possible.

Bath time

This is one of the favorite times for infants. Babies enjoy stretching, wiggling and splashing around in the water! Give them a moment of relaxation by following these tips:

- Make sure the room temperature is between 22°C and 24°C. The water in the bathtub must be heated to 37°C.

- Prepare beforehand all the essential products and equipment to have them at hand at bath time.

- Soap your child starting with the head before moving on to the rest of the body then to the buttocks and genitals.

- Never leave your baby alone in the bath.

Your baby does not need to be bathed daily. Doing it every 2 to 3 days is more than enough. However, it is recommended to wash his face, neck, hands and buttocks several times a day. As far as bath time is concerned, we advise you to avoid late hours as much as possible, which may overexcite your baby or, on the contrary, tire him out at the end of the day. For example, you can do it right after the meal, when your baby is calm and awake.

Baby's face wash

Bring a glove or cotton soaked in water (if the tap water is very hard, use mineral water) and soap gentle and start by washing the contour of your baby's face. Gently run the glove over your baby's forehead, cheeks and chin. If his skin is very fragile, you can opt for a suitable cleansing milk. Remember to clean behind the ears and around the neck; dirt tends to nestle in the folds. In order to properly clean the neck and carry out the baby's toilet, we advise you to place a hand on his back, between the two shoulder blades and to lift him slightly in order to access all the surfaces of the body gently. , without the risk of hurting your child.

Cleaning your baby's nose

Practice washing an infant's nose, especially if their age does not exceed 6 months, should not be taken lightly . In order to reduce nasal congestion and avoid potential infections such as ear infections, nasopharyngitis or others, remember to clean your baby's nose frequently.

Before handling, wash your hands and take physiological serum. Mineral water and tap water should be avoided since they may contain germs. For optimal cleaning of your child's nose, ideally lie him on his side (or on his stomach) ensuring that his head is held to the side will prevent the saline from getting into the wrong ducts, risking blocking your infant's airways.

Gently place the tip of the pod at the entrance of the nostril while ensuring that baby's mouth is closed. Then press the pod to release the liquid and wait for all the secretions to drain out. Finally, wipe your baby's nose with a disposable tissue.

Baby's change and intimate toilet

Before the meal or after? How often ? What products to use? Here's everything you need to know when changing your baby's diaper.

As a general rule, the change is done as soon as the diaper is soiled by urine or stool, which usually corresponds to mealtimes. That said, it is important to check the condition of your infant's diaper approximately every 2 to 3 hours. As for the choice of nappies, we advise you to opt for brands using natural products, respectful of baby but also of the environment.

If you see your baby crying or feeling unwell, it may be due to a dirty or too tight diaper. Thus, changing the diaper regularly prevents the appearance of irritation and redness on your little one's buttocks and allows you to take good care of his sensitive skin.

When changing the diaper, start by putting your baby on his back in a lying position. Remove the dirty diaper and use products specially formulated for toddlers. Wipes containing alcohol, perfume or irritating ingredients such as boric acid or essential oils are to be banned.

You can opt for a cleansing cream or oleo-limestone liniment, a product made of lime water and olive oil specially designed to gently remove stool residue from your baby's bottom. This product does not rinse off and cleanses the skin well thanks to the lipid protective film, isolating the skin from the acidity of urine and stool.

Whether it's a simple wash, a diaper change or a bath, all you have to do is adopt our tips at daily in order to guarantee your baby good personal hygiene and allow him to grow up in a healthy environment.