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Baby’s First Bath

Bathing a newborn baby can be difficult at the first time, especially if your newborn seems unhappy in the bath. A few simple steps can make bath time fun and easy for you and your baby.

You baby’s first-time bath is a real milestone. But when to give it, not to mention how and where questions are every new parent has. Cleaning a slippery, squirming and sometimes screaming – infant takes practice. So relax it will get easier every time and your baby will soon come to love splashing in the water.

When should you Start Bathing your Baby?

Baby bath time: newborns

Babies don’t get that dirty until they start crawling, so you don’t really need to give your baby a bath every day. Care4Hygiene experts say that a bath two to three times a week is enough to keep them clean.

However, many moms and elders in the family prefer to bath and massage their babies every day from day one.

No matter who bathes your baby it is important to remember that newborns can lose heat very quickly. So your baby bath should be quick but through one no more than five to 10 minutes. Keeping bath times brief will also help to protect your baby’s delicate skin from drying out.

Although For a newborn baby, two or three times a week is probably enough as long as you keep her nappy area well-cleaned and wash her hands and face several times a day (top and tail).

Sponge Bathing your New Born Baby

Most the doctors recommended you to give the sponge bath until his umbilical cord stumps settles down. Giving your baby a sponge baby is quite easy. Here are the few Steps to follow to sponge Bath your Baby:

  1. Place and Surface – Put your baby on a flat surface on his back. The safest place is on the floor with a warm blanket or thick towel spread out. Just make sure it is warm enough for your baby to lie down on it.


  1. Room Temperature

Make sure the room is warm enough; wet babies can get chilled quite easily.


  1. A Shallow tub or basin

If you are using a tub of the water, make sure you keep it nearby so you don’t have so much.


  1. Essential Surface

A towel with a hood, a wash cloth balls, baby wipes, clothes, a clean diaper, a sponge and mild baby soap and moisture.


  1. Temperature

Check the temperature of water and wet the washcloth.


  1. Start with the face

After wringing out all the excess water from the sponge, gently wipe your baby’s face with it.


  1. Baby’s Eyes

Wipe your baby’s eye with we cotton and or a damp cloth – from the inside to the outside ends.


  1. Attention to

Clean the skin folds and the genital areas carefully.


  1. Moisturizing after bath

After bath your baby to need a moisturizer because the baby lotion is hypoallergenic.

Newborn Baby Hair and Cradle care

Not every baby is blessed with a full of head of hair at birth, but if your baby was, wash it with as gentle baby shampoo as needed. Simply apply a dab of shampoo to her hair gently massage it in and let it sit for a short while before rinsing at out. Wash your baby’s hair last so she doesn’t have to sit in soapy water.

Baby Bath Water Temperature

A Baby’s Skin is more sensitive than yours. As a result, Bath water that feels comfortable to you will be too hot for her/him. Before you put the baby anywhere nearby the water, test it with the back of your wrist or your elbow. These areas are more sensitive to heat than your hand. The water should feel warm – but not hot!

Don’t worry if your baby cries during her first few days. He/she is just reacting to an unfamiliar sensation. Keep room temperature warm, the bath water comfortable and soothe him/her by caressing and singing to him/her. She/he will soon learn to love bath time.

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