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Bathing Ill Baby

bathing-ill-babyIs it safe for me to give my six-month-old baby a bath when he has a bad cold?

Doctor’s Advice:

There is no reason why a mother cannot give a child a cleansing bath at any time except in a condition of the skin that water would harm, such as severe eczema, or injury from an accident that could be harmed by moving the child.

During illness bathing is as important as at any other time , but take precaution to warm the room before giving the bath. It is wise to have the water somewhat warmer than ordinarily, in order to prevent chilling the child.

A bath is as refreshing to a child as to an adult, and when he has been perspiring a lot, more than one bath a day may make him comfortable.



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