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Poohshouse
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Have you ever been asked to bathe a child after each change. Parent originally wanted us to use the shower in the upstairs staff only bathroom (we are not insured to have children upstairs), and then wanted us to use a bowl and wash (as in undress & dip) the child. She is 16mths.

 

We are happy to wash/clean using cotton wool/water if preferred and have bathed her when she had nappy rash (on parent request), but wonder what others would do/say?

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Yes I'm intrigued we don't have such young children at ours, have they explained the need to bathe her at a nappy change (I assume only a dirty nappy, not a wet one??)

 

I only used baby soap and warm water, cotton wool with my first son, the wipes were, I felt, too astringent at the time 30 years ago bless him, I wouldn't have wanted to strip him off each time though, surely you wouldn't have enough manpower time to do that with ratios etc.

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I do have some children who we are asked not to change (3 hr session) but never been asked to bathe them.

 

2 of mine are toilet trained for pooh only and still wee in the nappy - think it's religious and I know Child freaks out if we try to change her nappy so mum has asked that we don't.

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After discussion child had very sensitive skin, history of nappy rash/fungal infections. Mum has found it helps, so we will accommodate, after all guess it comes under meeting the needs of the individual child.

 

Thanks everyone

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After discussion child had very sensitive skin, history of nappy rash/fungal infections. Mum has found it helps, so we will accommodate, after all guess it comes under meeting the needs of the individual child.

 

Thanks everyone

USELESS INFO ALERT!

 

powdered starch is a fantastic alternative to creams in this instance...as it is alkaline so neutralizes the acid in the wee

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We have quite a few children with very sensitive skin. We cater for them with regards to then not being allowed certain juice etc.

But we could never accommodate this request of bathing and we are very low on numbers! Our parents send in their own sensitive baby wipes.

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ooh love a bit of useless information, will store that one for future use.

 

klc106 - I agree its a huge pain, the parent has raised a couple of other issues she is unhappy with, so for the sake of developing and rebuilding the relationship we will work with her.

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USELESS INFO ALERT!

 

powdered starch is a fantastic alternative to creams in this instance...as it is alkaline so neutralizes the acid in the wee

 

Cornflour? Or something else? No can't be cornflour, that was a stupid suggestion! Edited by Panders
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many moons ago I used Robin powdered starch it worked a treat brought back memories of motherhood and he survived to tell the tale.

yes sorry should have said laundry starch (the stuff we used to use for starching shirts (which of course i'm sure you all did!!)

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Have I entered a 'twilight zone' - all news to me xD

Have never treated a baby's bottom with cornflour or laundry starch :blink:

More importantly - please explain this strange and completely alien concept of starching shirts - eh, what, no, never :ph34r:xD

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