Can the child Rub mud in the bath

There is really no need to rub your child in a bath.

In the "mud" that parents rubbed down, there are a lot of keratinocytes, grease secreted by the baby's body, and some dust.

The keratinocytes are the outermost cells of the human epidermis. They are the first line of defense to protect the body and can resist the invasion of external pathogenic microorganisms.

Many parents also rub off some keratinocytes when rubbing mud in a bath, but there is no discomfort. This is because adults have thicker skin.

But babies are different. Their skin is thinner than adults. Parents rubbing hard may rub off many keratinocytes on the baby's body, and even rub the baby's skin, resulting in a decrease in the skin's ability to resist external pathogenic microorganisms.

Some parents give their children a bath, thinking that it is better for the baby to feel astringent, so that the baby is cleaned.

In fact, the baby's body is better to feel a little slippery, this is because the baby's skin will naturally secrete oil, which can prevent the loss of water and help the skin to moisturize.

Parents rubbing off this layer of oil may cause dry and itchy skin, eczema and other problems.

Therefore, when bathing the baby, in fact, as long as the baby's whole body is scrubbed carefully and gently, it will be very clean.


6 Misunderstandings of Baby Bathing in Summer

1. It is hot in summer, so I wash my child several times a day

The baby’s metabolism is relatively fast and the skin sweats a lot. The mother thinks that taking a bath can refresh the baby and wash it several times a day. Some babies even like to stay in the water.

In fact, if the skin is soaked in water for too long, it will affect the sebum film on the surface of the child's skin, and it will easily cause the skin to become dehydrated. In addition, bathing too often will reduce the defense function of the skin's surface layer, causing dry and itchy skin, resulting in skin infections.

Therefore, in summer, you can take a bath of no more than 20 minutes a day, but not several times, let alone a bubble for 1-2 hours.

Tips: If you are worried about your child being hot, you can wipe your child frequently with a towel to keep the skin dry and clean to avoid the growth of bacteria.

2. Give your child a bath just after eating

Just after eating, the baby has not yet digested, and all the blood is concentrated in the digestive system. If you take a bath at this time, a large amount of blood will flow to the skin, causing indigestion, and even fainting.

Tips: Tips from parenting experts: It is better to take a bath after the baby has finished eating, half an hour to two hours later.

3. Bathe your child if the skin is injured

Because there are some bacteria in the water, it can cause wound infection when it encounters a wound. When this happens in the summer, parents can choose to wipe the child's body with a wet towel to avoid the wound.

4. Drop toilet water into the bath water

The method of dripping toilet water into the water is because there are a lot of mosquitoes in summer, so that bathing prevents children from being bitten by mosquitoes. It sounds reasonable, but such a method is harmful to the baby.

The survey found that ethanol is the most common ingredient in toilet water. For adults, ethanol can reduce the temperature when it touches the skin, making people feel cool and avoiding mosquito bites. But for infants and young children, especially sensitive babies, this method can irritate the skin and cause damage.

5. Frequent use of shower gel

Shower gel has always been the best match for bathing. Whether it is an adult or a child, it will definitely use it when bathing. Not only does the body leave fragrance, but it also feels that the skin becomes silky.

But human skin is protected by sebaceous gland secretion, and sebaceous gland is controlled by male hormones and adrenal cortex hormones. Because of developmental problems, babies secrete less oil. While bathing often uses shower gel, this protective film will become sensitive.

Therefore, it is not recommended to use shower gel for children every day in the bath, and it can be used once every 1-2 days. Remember to use baby shower gel, because the ingredients contained in baby shower gel are relatively safe.

6. Bathe when sweating profusely

Although this method can refresh the child as soon as possible, because the pores are open when sweating, the temperature difference during the bath will cause the child to catch a cold. So taking a shower when you sweat is a common misunderstanding in summer.

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