Swaddling a baby - from the skins to diapers
July 19, 2011
Swaddling babies appeared for a long time, given the fact that people have no hair, and a small lump of living had to be warm. Hardly primitive mother wore her child in her arms all day, most likely, the child lying on the skins of beasts, and was covered by them. With the advent of the first skin tissue flaps replaced by more comfortable, to make it easier and easier to care.
From Hippocrates to Rousseau
In the days of Hippocrates five hundred years BC, babies swaddled using ribbons, separately each limb and body, and then on top wrapped in a diaper.
The ancient Romans swaddled like a mummy children. A little later, the tape replaced shabby rags, as they are less traumatized child. Practiced tight swaddling. Often with the help of top baby diapers tied to the cradle, which in many nations is the usual flat board or deck.
In the fifteenth century AD already Bartholomew - a doctor from Augsburg, speaking about swaddling indicating how to position the extremity of the child and how tightly swaddled.
In the sixteenth century, Felix wurtzite surgeon, urged mothers to do the art of swaddling, as tightly swaddled baby uncomfortable to sleep, and he feels discomfort.
A century later, Dr. François Marceau, on the other hand, recommends tightly swaddled babies, so that they had a nice figure and flat feet. The absence of swaddling, in his view, lead to the fact that the child will move on all fours like an animal.
Jean Jacques Rousseau at the end of the eighteenth century, wrote that the best small children dress in robes that give them freedom of movement.
If you ask the grandmothers grandparents, whether they swaddled their children, the answer is unequivocally yes, that attributed to several factors:
- Infant comfortable in diapers.
- Swaddled is not compacted when his mother took to the field at work.
- If the child remains at home, caring for a child older exercised, which can easily handle swaddled infant, but it is unlikely to cope with the free. The peasant families in the cradle made special "drain" opening. They fit into the cradle of the baby in a certain way, on a bed of straw, in petticoats, and the top has pripelenyvali to the cradle and put it under the tank for collecting faeces. Thus hygiene carried the baby in the absence of parents. The child, taking care of the baby, it was only to feed zhevankami through a clean calico cloth, pre-cooked mother and drink from a special horn. Given the fact that caregiver-child might not be five years - it greatly facilitates his work.
- Next, as evidenced by our grandmothers - a child less frightened. Indeed, if we observe the baby, you may find it often throws up his hands when he heard a loud sound. This is a normal innate reflex. And just swaddling hinders physical movements.
- The legs are straight when swaddling. Unfortunately, the structure of the legs is independent of the changing mat, it is due to genetic factors.
- Only in diapers baby warm. Indeed, diapers, creating a multi-layered, well retain heat, allowing the skin to breathe at the same time. Tight swaddling does not provide, since there are practically no air spaces between the layers of the diaper.
- Diaper easy to sew.
- Diaper convenient wash.
Features of our time
Modern mothers want to give your child the best. Leave to care for a child helps them to be kept together. So much of what was important for the older generation, have lost relevance today. The child is not left unattended or under the supervision of another child. The temperature of air in homes and apartments standing comfortably. Clothing for the child sells the most different. There is a large selection of diapers that prevent soiling of clothes.
So many mothers give up diapers at all. However, in the first month of the baby diaper is better to leave, especially if you do not plan to use the sling, as in this period of transition from fetal to external child survival will be easier to adapt to a new lifestyle gradually. And this transition is provided by two factors: the gentle hands of mother and swaddling, which partly reproduces the intimate comfort of the prenatal period of life.
July 22, 2011
The fact that the diapers - a necessary thing in the care of a child, no one doubts. But what - disposable or reusable, on this occasion disputes do not cease. Supporters and those, and others lead a lot of arguments about the benefits and dangers. And in fact, the truth, as usual, somewhere in between. Many mothers are successfully used both types of diapers, depending on the circumstances.
Types of diapers
Diapers come in disposable and reusable.
Disposable got now great popularity, they made dozens of manufacturers. They are comfortable, require little time to use - to get out of the package, put on a child, and after use - throw away. Disposable diapers are hygienic, all disposable items, they are not hard to find for each individual child's overall weight and growth capacity and intended use. They vary in quality, and thus the price.
Disposable diapers are known to have been many hundreds of years ago. Then, too, women are thinking about how to optimize the process of washing clothes child who spoils her to thirty times a day. Currently used diapers gauze or a soft cloth, folded in several layers, there is a reusable diapers with strings, is in the form of pants, one thing unites them - they were getting wet, delaying bowel movements a child, protecting the surrounding objects. Use them more difficult as they require washing, drying and proglazhivaniya periodically have to buy reusable nappies larger age-appropriate child. In addition, one day a child needs to fifteen diapers.
Whatever diapers, how to use them are very similar.
- It is necessary that the child diaper was perfect size and fit, not hampered the natural movements are not squeezed and rubbed the soft skin.
- The absorbent layer of the diaper should provide the necessary time the baby's skin dry. In the disposable diaper child can urinate several times, as a special inner membrane passes fluid in one direction only, but needs to be changed immediately reusable.
- The diaper should be changed at the first sign of the need for this, that is, when the baby's skin may be wet or immediately after defecation.
- After removing the need to make a baby diaper air bath for fifteen - twenty minutes. At this time, check to see if the skin redness, diaper rash, traces of compression, if necessary treat the skin cleansing wipes or cream under the diaper dry. Treat your skin need only when you need it, because healthy skin
Healthy skin - daily program for skin care
I do not experience this need. We must try to make air baths liked the child and gradually increase the time.
- Before going to sleep or walk
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be sure to put on a clean diaper, even if the previous one still has reserves, so less chance of having to change a diaper in the wrong place.
- Dispenses with the diaper whenever you can. For example, when the child is awake and the house is still small, to move independently, you can upload it to a disposable diaper, not wearing a diaper. Many parents of the child is placed to sleep at night without a diaper as well-known is the fact that reduction of urination at night, and the risk of wet diapers exists only in the morning.
- Do not miss the moment when the child is ready to use pot, starting to use special disposable diapers to toilet training, in which the inner layer becomes wet when urinating, and out the moisture falls.
Diapers are designed for the convenience of the parents, as the child does not feel the difference in where he defecates, the main thing, what would it be comfortable. Therefore, choosing the form of diapers that you plan to use, think about your convenience, a good mood and free time, which is very important for the education of happy and cheerful person.