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How to teach your child how to take a shower

How to teach your child how to take a shower

Your child's bath should provide relief, hygiene and fun, but safety is paramount.

Children have an average age for acquiring skills: walking, running, talking, making sentences. They can wash and dry hands between 2 and 3 years old, dress themselves with supervision between 2 ½ years and 3 ½ years.

It is noticed that neurodevelopment always occurs in an average age, and is an average wide range. Another important factor is the external stimulus.

In addition to the individuality of each child, it is important to take into account the family. Over protective? Lighter? Those responsible should allow the child to explore their environment and take risks (with caution and supervision).

The other issue that must be taken into account for learning is haste. Mummies and dads are always busy. Meanwhile, the child needs time. The speed, the timing, the perception for everyday activities is different from ours.

Here are some tips for bathing your child in the different stages of childhood:

Learning the parts of the body:

Since the beginning of the bath, we have related the body parts.

Have bath toys:

In a second moment we give the child his bathing paraphernalia: the rubber duck, the sponge, soap (only the very neutral ones!). The beginning is like this: encouragement and a lot of repetition.

Washing the hair:

Washing the hair is a more complicated task. Near the age of 2, we begin to explain how she takes the shampoo to her hair. Scrubbing and rinsing requires more skill, so she can only do it closer to age 5.

Change clothes:

The child needs to stand firm. She removes clothes, can button and unbutton when she is between 2 and 3 years old.

Bathing in the box:

Bathing in the stall is recommended when the child is closer to age 5.

of the bath:

Beyond the skidding, which in the bathroom is more serious, be careful with the temperature. Of the accidents that can happen to children, one of the most devastating is the burn.

According to the Ministry of Health, in 2016, 21,390 children aged 0 to 14 years were hospitalized victims of burns. By 2015, 221 children in this age group died from this, and 91 were between one and four years of age.

So when bathing in bathtubs, first pour cold water and check the bath temperature by immersing the hand all in the water, spreading your fingers and moving your hand across the length of the tub, to make sure there is no hot spot.

The bathtub should always have anti-slip. If you are in the stall, it is important to take care of your ears.

Safe bath, adequate water, neutral products that can go to the mouth without danger. Then our baby is ready.

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