This is a discussion on Do you bathe/wash hair during your confinement period? within the Confinement Period forum, part of the You and Your Family category; Originally Posted by BbpHir3 mi too.. i use those powdered dry shampoo... lalala.. but i did wash the dishes ...
I tahan for 7 days without shampooing using the "dry shampoo" by then my hair smell like a dead rats... cannot take it... immediately wash my hair on the 8th day!! From there I bath with herbal water and wash hair alternate days.... Whew!!
if i have my next one.... I tink I ll not tahan till the 8th day.... will start right from the first day i reach home... LOL
i agreed that ang moh never do confinement also.
My massage lady explain that is bocz they have diff eating habit since young compare to we asian n we have diff genes also if not hw we explain y they have gold hair n white skin while we have black/brown hair n yellow skin?????
Actually, hear-say that not bathing during confinement orignated from china. Because there are 4 seasons there, so when weather is cold, they dont't bathe during confinement. And another hear-say,to bathe or not depends on whether you have natural birth or c-section. During natural birth, our pores will open up due to pushing, so wind will go in. So if want to bathe have 2 use herbs, ginger, etc. C-section, no worries, anything can. So 4 me, both pregnancy end up on the op table. 1st time no experience, so tahan 4 3 days, then shower with boiled herbs. After that, shower on alternate days (with boiled hers also). 2nd time, "bo-chap", shower everyday with warm water. How can dont't shower during confinement when its soooooo hot in S'pore. Confinement period already very frustating, so i think keep yourself fresh will make you feel much better.
Personally i dont believe in not showering and shampooing.
First thing Hygiene, we gotta breastfeed or even carry our baby and we are bleeding down there also. Later get infection how?
Secondly, our grandparents rainy days also here pain der pain. And our grandmothers back in the olden days definitely do follow the old traditions...
Our grandfathers, dont tell me man also give birth meh? They also raining season here pain der pain what...
My husband's auntie, married with no kids. Also raining season here pain der pain. Then a little bit will fall sick.
So thats why I think its quite silly to follow all this traditions. It depends from young, how were we taken care of or what. Sometimes things happen concidentally but the older generation always link it back to something else...
my 2 cents worth...
I started washing my hair from the fourth day after i gave birth and started bathing with herbs 1 week after delivery (coz gynae's advice was to keep the C-sect wound dry for a week). dont bathe not as bad as dont wash hair!!!
heehe,, i am pretty old, and who wants to guess how long i was without washing hair for 1st/2nd confinement? you'll get a treat from me....
My Hubby & mother in law dont allow me to bathe for at least 1 week and cannot wash hair also but i secretly bathe hahahah cos since I gave birth to go home, I nr bathe and wash hair for 4 days.. I think that is more than enough hahahaha
somemore weather is so hot!!!
Wahahaha... I a little bit same as you ...
My hubby and confinement aunty also dont allow me to take a shower. I only wiped myself with a wet cloth everyday for 10 days. Until the 10th day, I buay tahan... die die want to bath... then confinement aunty prepared a bucket of black black water for me to wash myself...
One bucket of water where got enough to wash body plus hair??? So I secretly switched on the heater and bathed like nobody's business....
That was in Oct 2007. Up till now, I dont have symptoms like here pain there pain (choy choy choy touch wood)... so for my upcoming confinement, I am not going to heed old people's advice.
I AM GOING TO BATHE AND WASH HAIR DAILY!!! wahahahaha... This is called personal hygience mah... I intend to breastfeed ... dont bathe how can???
For 1st week, i wiped my body with herbs use dry shampoo. But 2nd week onwards, i switched on heated & bathe & wash hair on alternate day. Now still on confinement period left with 10 day to go... Yeah
saw alot mummies saying that got a powder for hair?? may i know where to get it and hw does the bottle looks lik?? cos i doubt my mum will let me wash hair =(((
as for c-sect, it's okay to bathe anytime after the OP rite??
Mom actually dont let mi bathe .
on day one,i already buitahan.
Mom ask mi to go wipe myself can .
I cry and cry inside e toilet,making my mom and my hubby worry.
Coz i having alot symptons of having post natal depression.
End up,my mom let mi bathe on day 3 when i need to bring dear son to polyclinic for check up.
Coz i say i dont want go out if i never bathe.
Till now,one wk pass since delivery of dear son,i bathe for 3days and wash hair for 2days .
Am hoping to bathe every single day .
never bathe really lik so dirty.
Still need BF baby.
Sweat and sweat till i bui tahan also.
princesssssmin!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sTAY STRONG~!
bath with herbal pack ?
Haha i bath every single day when i cum back hm from hospital. But i try to wash my hair once a week if i can tahan, if cannot then i will wash my hair twice a week.
oh ya, i cant find the powder for hair at guardian.... anyone can tell me the brand name also and usually where they place e products? as in, with nomral shampoo or near counter??? thks thks...
i also got depression...almost want to take baby n jump out fm the balcony.... try to talk to someone if you can... if cant then blog or come here n let it all out!