A child with a tracheostomy should bathe in a shallow tub or be sponge bathed. He or she cannot take showers. Some precautions:
- Do not leave your child alone in the bathtub.
- Do not allow water or suds to get into the trach. If they do, suction immediately.
- Do not use powders or aerosols around a child with a trach. They may enter the trach and cause breathing difficulty.