Can A 4 Year Old Take A Shower Before Going To Bed?
Tonight doctor, I have a 4 year old child, and he is super active. And if I want to go to sleep at night I will wash it with warm water without flushing his head. But the face remains cleansed. Because if not bathed he would not be comfortable sleeping, maybe because of sweat while playing and dust that clings to his body when playing. I routinely bathe him before going to sleep since he started unable to keep quiet when playing. Namely the age of 3 years. Previously only wash hands, feet and face only. Not bathed. Then yesterday my brother forbade me to bathe my child before going to sleep, with the excuse that it was not good for the bones and joints later as an adult. Like adults, it can cause rheumatism, he said. Is it true what my brother said is a doctor? You can’t take a shower at night, even if you use warm water. Explanation please. Thank you very much in advance
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Rheumatoid arthritis in the joints is called rheumatoid arthritis in its medical language. This disease is caused by an autoimmune process, in which the body's immune system attacks its own joint tissue. So that the joint becomes inflamed, which is marked by swelling, stiffness and pain. So this disease is not related to bathing habits at night. You can read the related article here.
Right you do, no problem bathing children at any time. As long as it does not use cold water because it can cause a child to become feverish, due to the child's body's temperature regulating system in the brain recognizes that the child's body temperature is low when bathing in cold water, so the system tries to raise the child's body temperature, so the child becomes feverish. Likewise with bathing children when the environment is cold (like night). Therefore, bathe children using warm water at night to prevent children from becoming feverish. You can also give children telon oil (which has a warm effect on the child's body).
Thus hopefully useful.