Bathtime challenge: This is why babies cry while bathing

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Here are some reasons

Bathing your little one regularly is not only necessary for maintaining hygiene but is also an important ritual which soothes them and puts them to sound sleep. But for every parent, giving a bath to their little one is a different experience. While some babies love water, there are others who start wailing and crying incessantly, at the sight of it and it can be distressful for parents. Here are some tips that can help you understand your baby’s water woes.

The water temperature

Babies are more vulnerable to both cold and hot temperature. So, make sure the temperature of the water is neither too hot nor too cold. It is best to give a bath with lukewarm water. This will calm them and they will enjoy bath time.

The flow of water

Pour the water slowly on them. If you are using a bathtub, then place your kid in the tub first then slowly pour water in it. This way they will not have to deal with a lot of water altogether. Even when you are washing their hair, pour water slowly.

Rashes or sores that burn

Look for rashes and sores that can burn after coming in contact with soap and water. This alleviates their burning sensation, resulting in discomfort in babies. Apply ointment on rashes and avoid applying soap in that area.

Hunger

Always bathe you kid when he or she is well fed and well-rested. If your baby is too tired or is hungry, then it can be a reason for their discomfort. Wait for 30 minutes to 45 minutes after feeding your baby and then take them for the bathing session.

Stick to a routine

It is important to maintain a fixed routine and stick to it. Following the same routine every day will help your child and their body clocks with some daily chores. Like if your child knows that it’s time to sleep, it will be easier for you to put them to sleep. The same is with the bathing routine.