Can babies take bath with sea salt infants?
Summer rest on the seashore provides health and vivacity for a whole year. The curative effect of sea water has been known for a long time and is widely used in practice, including for babies. Not only water, but also salty air is useful for children. But it is not always possible to get to the sea with small children, especially with babies. But baths with sea salt for babies can be arranged at home.
Exposure to salt
The composition of sea salt is similar to human blood plasma, for this reason, taking baths with sea salt is good for your health. Salt gently affects the skin and the entire body. Bathing in salt water improves well-being, mood, including children. In some diseases, therapists prescribe to the kids baths with sea salt as an additional treatment for neurological diseases, skin inflammations, increased gas production. The composition of sea salt includes iodine, which helps to develop the endocrine system, improves the thyroid gland.
Magnesium, which is able to remove excess water accumulating in the shells of the brain and deliver the baby strong pain.
Iron. Helps improve the blood composition, increase the level of hemoglobin, which in children is often reduced.
Selenium. Strengthens vascular walls, protects cells from destruction.
Calcium. It is present during the formation of bone tissue, participates in blood clotting, helps tighten the wound.
Manganese. It has a beneficial effect on immunity.
Bromine. Helps in the maturation of the nervous system, soothes the child.
Silicon. Gives elasticity to the walls of blood vessels.
Zinc. Normalizes the work of sexual glands, does not allow the growth of tumors.
Moments for attention.
You need to pay attention to taking baths with sea salt, if your baby’s skin is prone to allergic reactions. It is also important to remember the time spent in such a bath. The child should be in it no more than 20 minutes, otherwise the skin can begin to peel, will be dry, vulnerable.
How to choose a bath salt?
Purchase is better done in a pharmacy or at a cosmetic store. It is good to find a special salt for taking infants’ baths. It is desirable that it was sea salt. Choosing salt with extracts, avoid the addition of essential oils – it is not known how the skin will react to them, there are risks of allergic reactions. Extracts of medicinal plants in the salt have a positive effect on the skin during bathing. For example, extracts of string and marigold that are contained in sea salt for children TM “Daughter-Sons” soothe the skin of the child from irritations in diarrhea. Another important point: the composition should not have synthetic dyes, other additives. Salt should be calibrated and not large, so as not to injure the baby’s skin. Also, for convenience, it is desirable that the salt be divided into portions. In the package of salt TM “Daughter-Sinochka” contains 3 portions of 150 g. 1 serving is intended for 1 bath.
For children over 2 years old it will be interesting to buy sea salt – foam. The composition includes special granules, which form a foam in the bath. Children will be interested in such a fun bathing.
When to start?
Baths with sea salt I recommend to start taking when the baby turns 6 months old. If the baby has manifestations of diathesis or diaper dermatitis on the body, bathing with salt will be useful for relieving inflammation on the skin. To conduct bathing for babies it is better before a dream (day time or night). This procedure relaxes the body, often the children fall asleep after bathing. After eating, it should take 1 or 2 hours. If the child is prone to regurgitation, it is better to wait until the food is absorbed. Some babies are very excited after the bath, then they need to arrange health procedures in the morning. Each mother knows the characteristics of her child, she can choose the right time.
The rules of “sea” bathing:
The bath is cleaned and rinsed clean;
- The water temperature should be in the range of 36 – 37 degrees;
- How much salt on the bath the pediatrician tells you can read on the package. For a standard large bath, about 5 to 6 tablespoons (150 g), for a small baby bath – 2 tablespoons (60-75 g);
- Dissolve salt under a stream of water when water is being collected; Dissolve completely, so as not to scratch the delicate skin of the baby;
- Time of stay of a baby in such a bath is 10 -15 minutes;
- Make sure that water does not get into the child’s mouth and eyes. If this happens – flush with clean water;
- If the child’s skin turns red, he begins to be capricious – you need to stop bathing and find out the reason for such changes;
- After a salty bath, the baby should be rinsed with clean water, soak with a soft towel. Do not rub the baby’s skin so that irritation does not appear;
- Skladochki skin lubricate with baby cream or massage oil;
- It is necessary to spend such bathings in a day, on a course of about 25 procedures.
Sea bath with various skin problems.
When a baby has allergic dermatitis, then we should carefully take bathing. To soften the salt water, add starch, it will take 200 grams to an adult bath. If in the hot season on the baby’s skin there are rashes (sweating), then such bathing can cope with this problem. The concentration of salt should be small, because the skin is already damaged. After several procedures, the rashes will disappear and will not bother the baby anymore. These procedures are useful for children with rickets or birth trauma. If the baby has hypertension of muscles, he is troubled by spasms or gas formation, then salty bathing, conducted by the courses, will have a positive impact on the health and well-being of the child. Salt penetrates through the skin, actively affects the entire body. If the course of sea baths in the fall, the catarrhal diseases will be bypassed. For a good, restful sleep, it is also better not to use medicines, but salty bathing. For children this is a pleasant lesson with great health benefits.
Have a nice bath!