6 conditions that are not appropriate for a baby to bathe

6 conditions that are not appropriate for a baby to bathe


Do not take a bath temporarily after a vaccination. After a vaccination, your baby will temporarily have pinholes that are invisible to the naked eye. At this time, the bath will easily contaminate the pinholes.


In case of excessive vomiting, do not take a bath temporarily during diarrhea. It is unavoidable to move the baby during bathing, which will cause vomiting to worsen and cause vomiting to be inhaled if not noticed.


It is not recommended to take a bath for a fevered baby within 48 hours of fever or heat shrinkage. It is easy to cause a baby to have a chill or even convulsions; the skin capillaries of the whole body are dilated and congested, causing the baby’s main organs to have insufficient blood supply.

In addition, the baby’s resistance is very poor after the fever, and it is easy to overcome the cold and wind to reheat immediately after taking a bath. Therefore, the baby should be bathed after 48 hours.


It is not advisable to take a bath when the baby has skin damage, such as impetigo, bloated, burns, trauma, etc. It is not advisable to take a bath at this time.

Because the skin is damaged, there will be wounds. Bathing will cause the wounds to spread or become contaminated.


Take a bath shortly after breastfeeding and take a bath immediately after breastfeeding. Prolonged blood flow to the epidermal blood vessels that expands after being thermally stimulated, and the abdominal blood supply is relatively reduced, which will affect the baby’s digestive function.

And because the baby’s stomach is dilated after breastfeeding, taking a bath immediately can easily cause vomiting.

Therefore, it is advisable to take a bath 1-2 hours after feeding.


Low-weight babies should take a careful bath. Low-weight babies usually indicate babies whose birth weight is less than 2500 grams.

Most of these babies are premature babies. Due to immature development, low living ability, thin aunts, poor temperature regulation, they are susceptible to temperature fluctuations due to changes in ambient temperature.

So carefully decide whether to give a bath to a typical baby.

  Deciding whether to bathe your baby is limited by the surrounding environment in addition to the baby’s own factors.

When bathing your baby, the ambient temperature should be 26-28 ° C, and the water temperature should be 40-42 ° C.