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Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama in a thai restaurant).

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What is the definition or description of: bathing?

What is the definition or description of: bathing?

Soaking in fluid: Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama in a thai restaurant). ...Read more

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Im bathing my 28 day old every other day. Can i start bathing him everyday by now?

Im bathing my 28 day old every other day. Can i start bathing him everyday by now?

I would: I would do what your pediatrician wants you to do. There's nothing wrong with you continuing what you are doing. ...Read more

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Foot Care (Tip)

Foot Care

Take extra time to dry well between the toes after bathing to help prevent athlete's foot. ...See more

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Does it matter that I can't pull my baby's foreskin back all the way when bathing him?

Does it matter that I can't pull my baby's foreskin back all the way when bathing him?

No: The care of uncircumcised penis in a baby is easy. You leave it alone. Bathe your baby frequently and cleanse the penis on the outside. No other manipulation is needed as the foreskin will retract on its own over time. The entire process takes many years. If you forcefully try to retract the foreskin you may cause pain, tears and adhesions latter on. ...Read more

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Is bathing safe for twelve to fifteen month old babies?

Is bathing safe for twelve to fifteen month old babies?

Yes: Baby may enjoy bath time now, splashing, cooing, and playing. Never leave your baby alone in the tub for even a minute. Genital care is often overlooked. Girls need the folds opened to clean away any buildup of creams or debris. Circumcised boys need the foreskin drawn back to expose similar buildups of body secretions or debris that can be gently washed away. ...Read more

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Foot Care (Tip)

Foot Care

Dry, between the toes after bathing. One of the most over looked issues we see that develops fungus. ...See more

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Psoriasis & Eczema (Tip)

Psoriasis & Eczema

Bathing followed by moisturization actually helps folks with eczema. ...See more

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Is it unsafe to sunbath in a bathing suit?

Tiny risk: There is no issue with the bathing suit ( although the sun might bleach the color of the suit). Sun exposure produces a tan, considered cosmetically desirable. But it increases the risk of skin cancer later in life. The desire to appear tanned has to be balanced with this risk. The suit makes no difference although it protects the covered parts of the body. ...Read more

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