Wet wraps can be done with commercially available cotton clothes, or with home-made wraps made from stockinette bandage.
If stockinette is used, make sure the right size is chosen for your child. Cut strips for the arms, legs, body and head
- Arms: Measure from the ear to the longest finger on the hand. Add 10 centimeters and double. Then cut. Cut two of these and tie a knot in the middle
- Legs: Measure from the hip till the toes. Add 10 centimeters and double. Allow a bit extra if the thighs are fat. Then cut. Cut two of these, fold in half and mark the half with a pen
- Body: Measure from the ears till below the knee. Cut two of these. Put the two pieces on top of one another and fold in 3. Cut holes in the top thirds corners for the arms
- Head: Estimate the size you need for your child head. Double it. And cut
Put half the arm’s length, half the legs length, one vest and half the length for the head in warm water.
Now undress your child and fill the bath with luke warm water.