字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi everybody, welcome back. Once your baby's umbilical cord has fallen out, you can bath your baby in water. And what you're going to want to do is buy a tub like this, an infant tub. This makes bathing your baby very, very easy. And you can find these tubs relatively inexpensively. So look into buying one of these tubs. This umbilical cord tends to fall out by the time your baby is two weeks of age so you might want to buy one of these even before your baby is born. Okay, so here I am with my baby I'm going to show you how you can do this initial bath. Now my tub actually has a very clever thing that hooks around the sides of the tub and its padded and it has netting here. So this is a really easy thing to use because as you begin the process of washing your baby, rinsing your baby with water, the water just sort of falls down into the bottom of the tub. So it's a really easy thing so look into a tub with this as well. If you don't have this thing, you can place a towel along the bottom of the tub just so your baby feels a little more cozy and secure and is sitting on a soft surface and not on a hard surface.The tub is also very good because your baby is not overwhelmed by the amount of space around him. It's much cozier and easier for you to have control over the way the baby is situated so it's much safer. Okay, with the sponge bath the key thing here is that you want to have all the elements that you need in place and ready for you when you need them. So you're going to want to have a washcloth and you're going to want to have the towel into which you're going to wrap your baby at the end within arms reach. And then what I do actually is I take two plastic kitchen bowls -- I make sure they are very clean and rinsed- and I put water inside of them. In one of them I have lukewarm water, in the other one I also have lukewarm water. And in this bowl, I take my soap -- you're want to use a very gentle soap that's safe for babies- I take my soap and I put a small amount of soap into the lukewarm water and then I just go like this with my hand and incorporate the water into the soap so that it's nice and soapy but it doesn't have to be so strong, it can be relatively diluted. Then using my washcloth, which is clean, I dip this into my lukewarm water and I begin the process of washing my baby. I go between all the folds, holding my baby, you can do this on the floor in the baby's room or you can do it on the bathroom floor. I would tend not to do this on a raised surface, I know some people do that, but I don't think it's as safe. I think you can use this tub on the floor. So I'm going to go within all the folds and at times, I actually put the washcloth aside and I just get in there with my fingers. Sometimes I use my hands to go between my baby's toes, along the creases here in the feet, the bottom of the legs, this is a nice chubby area. Make sure you cover the genital area if you have a girl, important to keep that clean. And I'm making my way up the body- cleaning her hands, her fingers, getting within the folds of the upper arms, of the neck using my hands. And milk can also get stuck behind the ears. You see how I do this and I alternate hands all the while keeping one hand on my little baby. Okay, once the body is finished, I take my hand. I use the washcloth to take the soap off my hand and I take handfuls of clean water and I spoon it over my baby. To make sure all that soap is coming off. And this is how I do my front, like that. I'm going to show you how to do her backside and then we're going to move on and we're going to do the head and we're going to do the face. So in terms of the backside, if you're not comfortable flipping over your baby which is totally normal, one good thing to do is just sort of tilt your baby, tilt her. And carefully go around the backside, like this, okay you do this on both sides- holding her, tilting her, make sure you get her back. And when it comes to the diaper area, you can just sort of lift her legs up a small bit and get in there and get her behind. So there you go, rinsing same principle -- spoonfuls of water like this with your hand to just get that soap off your baby, rinse her off carefully. Now we're going to go on and I'm going to show you how to do her head. Now as opposed to the sponge bath, it's actually less of a concern with washing your baby's head that the water trickle down the back of her of head and not down the front of her head because you're no longer worried about getting the umbilical cord wet, but it's still a nice idea in my view to keep all the soap and everything that's going on here on this side and to not have it trickle down into your baby's face. So when it comes to washing the hair, I put my hand underneath my baby's neck to give her support. Okay, then I take the same soapy water and I massage the head area like this all the while giving support to the neck. I hope you guys can see this. Then while supporting the neck, I use my other hand. And I go along like this, washing her neck in the back, washing her head. My hand is back on the neck, I'm just going to dab my hand onto my washcloth to keep it nice and clean. And I'm going to spoon over my water. This is really an important thing, the taking the water and putting it in a bowl because you want to be very, very careful with temperature. Some people bathe their babies right in the sink and use the running water from the tap but you have to be very careful. It's common for water to have sudden change in temperature and you really don't want your baby to expose to water that's too hot. So there I go, nice and rinsed off. Now I'm going to do the face. Now when it comes to the face, even at this stage, I still don't use soap, I just use water and I use my hands. So I'm going to go, I'm going to clean her forehead, I'm going to clean her cheeks, a little bit on the chin; you can use a washcloth for this also. And now I'm going to do her eyes, with the eyes I use a gauze pad. And I put this out before the bath. And I just use clean water and a gauze pad because you're going to get those really, really gunky eyes and you're going to want to get that stuff out, but you have to be very gently. This is a repeated motion, you don't just whip it all off, it's going to be thick and crusty. And you should not use whips for this, they have chemicals, even if they're safe. You just want to use water and a gauze pad. So you're going to go from the inside of the eye to the outside like this, very gently -- gentle, gentle pressure. And do it repeatedly and gently and sooner or later all that guck is going to come off. Okay, so I have my towel waiting right here. And I'm going to place my towel over my baby like this. Okay, and then I'm going to put one hand over my baby and using the other hand I'm going to wrap the rest of my towel underneath my baby like that so that she's nice and warm. There she goes, she's nice and clean, she's ready for her pajama and you know how to do your baby's bath.