This is a discussion on Showering? :p within the Confinement Period forum, part of the You and Your Family category; I couldn't take it anymore so I had a nice long bath today. Other days I basically just clean myself ...
I couldn't take it anymore so I had a nice long bath today. Other days I basically just clean myself w a damp washcloth -____- so sticky and smelly ugh. Mummies do you shower during confinement? Hehehe I scared later old got all the body aches and stuff my grandma cursed me with when I wouldn't wear slippers to walk around the house (weather is so humid! ):< )
Maybe you can try putting powder on your body so that you feel more comfortable and of course mask the odour. But for the sake of your health, really must take care. Whenever i have body aches i just dont feel like doing anything. Its only 1 month so must have determination and endure. Jia you!
I been showering for my past 2 confinement still healthy no issues, and I also take care of baby myself no confinement lady to help out
I also shower as per normal for my past 2 confinement. Well, i shower with herbs which are meant for confinement. If not, my mom will boil lemongrass with dried ginger skin. And, I try to keep the shower short and dry myself throughly with towel quickly. I have no problem at all.
My mum will be boiling lemongrass water for me to cleanse myself.. But i learn in my prenatal class that hygiene is most impt so should shower.. Use warm water and dry quickly, if wash hair must quickly blow dry. The instructor shared that olden traditions say cannot shower because:
1. Water from well or river not clean
2. Tear is open wound not stitched up, use unclean water sure tio infection, open wound take around a month to heal thus one month no shower
3. Traditions passed down to our grandparents are from China which is not a humid tropical country like us
can bathe but must use the herbal wash... this type of thing dont play play, any suffering is on us... I only washed my hair with herbal wash on the 12th day and on baby shower day. Super unbearable but for the sake of myself I endured :P
came across this site... do you think it's okay/safe to use these to shower and wash hair during confinement?
A email@example.com E-commerce Site
I find myself disgusting and gross also, esp with the hair like giam chye, haha. But one month will pass very soon so jiayou!Originally Posted by KAmum:657737
Oh gosh! after hearing you say this.
i didn't know and was wiping my body and hands with wet tissues after every meal and when i start sweating.... faint
btw can we read books during confinement period? mum says cannot read at all but after 8 days of mini confinement i start using pc, iPhone and read books. so bored may... now my eyes do feel a bit strained. any comments on this?
I shower every day and wash hair every day with herb water, but you still feel very smelly, due to the weather and the food with lots of ginger n liquor ... Perspire a lot...
Oh ya, you know cetaphil has this rinse method or dry cleansing mtd.. Can I use cetaphil dry cleansing mtd during confinement?
i know origin jamu massage carry this ginger shower gel for confinement... may i know if any mommies or MTB know where can i get such shower gel other than origin jamu?
i am just concern if they mark up the shower gel or its more for spa/aroma purpose other than confinement
i will be using those herbal pack prolly for the first 2 weeks ... after that would like to use the shower gel
I just asked my mum, she says to use a big pail of warm water w the scoop to bathe instead of using shower because faster, then quickly dry... Cos my shower head very low pressure so take a long time to cleanse myself n I worry so I asked.. But she has gotten herbs for bathing also...
Just sharing that I personally try not to shower too much as I have had bad experiences when I showered wo Chinese herbs, stepped on water in toilets daily, wash milk bottles in cold water at night... Wrist and body ache big big time for more than a year...
So next round I more guai now..
Just to share, as I overbought my supplies, I have the following to let go for bundle price of $23 only as I overbought and they cost me >$40 bucks!
1 x non rinse shampoo
1x non rinse bath gel
1x Balista dry shampoo
1x da fengshui chao (good for 3 baths as have about 8 small packs inside iirc)
So far, with limited baths in subsequent confinements as I use more of these non rinse products, I find that body aches are gone (touch wood!) it depends on individuals I think...
as far as i know can bathe but with hot water and with herbs too.. My mum mentioned using ginger and some other thing to bathe. She also used pail and those scoops to bathe one but thats because during her time, we got no shower heads.. hahahhaa.. But i will be using that to bathe too for my confinement i think..