Bathe a baby with saltwater
An expert in traditional medicine explained the method of bathing children from the perspective of traditional medicine. He said about the general measures of children at birth from the perspective of traditional medicine: At birth, sprinkle abrasive salt on the whole body except the eyes and mouth. And the ear is useful.
Also, washing the baby with warm salt water and then with warm water, drying the baby with a soft cloth and wrapping it in a soft, warm blanket and creating a heat equal to the heat of the uterus and protecting the baby from the cold air and wiping the eyes with silk for the baby. Very useful.
He said about the method of bathing the baby: the baby’s breast should be placed on the left hand and the baby’s body should be washed with the right hand. Also, avoiding water entering the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and massaging after drying is the best way to bathe a baby.
The specialist assistant of traditional Iranian medicine about the reason for washing the baby in this way in the bath added: This method is due to taking care of the baby’s abdomen and preventing water from entering the baby’s eyes, ears, mouth, and nose.
Bathe the baby
He continued about the measures after washing the child: putting the child in a warm place, rolling on the abdomen and back, rubbing the baby’s organs, rubbing the hands on the abdomen and bladder to get urine out due to weak repulsive measures after washing Is a baby.
Regarding general care of the baby, he said: “The baby should be placed in moderate light and safe from loud noises, care should be taken to look up or to the side, which increases the possibility of having two noses, and also care for the baby’s head in cold weather.” it’s too important.
The traditional medicine assistant added: bathing once a day for up to 40 days in a moderate bath with lukewarm water and financial oil after bathing in girls up to two months with violet and almond oil and in boys up to 4 months with fresh cow oil and tallow From the general care of the baby at birth.
He also mentioned the method of putting the baby in the cradle: before the meal, the baby should be placed in the cradle and there should be sharp shaking, and after the meal, the baby should be shaken gently and put to sleep, with the head above the body. that this is the correct way to lay the baby in the crib.