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Baby Bathing Steps

Step 1: When you bath your new born baby, start with the Sponge bath until the baby’s umbilical cord stump falls off and the area heals, it is always best to stick to sponge bath with a lukewarm, moistened washcloth. Wash the baby face first and hands frequently and thoroughly clean the baby genital area after each dipper change.When the umbilical cord stump dries up, falls off and the area heals, and you can starts the Tub bath. When you use the tube bath, try to use the kitchen sink or small plastic baby tub because baby is small.

Step 2:Note: Bath isn’t really necessary more than once or twice a week. Also when you bath your baby first time, you may find it a little scary at first, stay calm and maintain a good grip on baby, practice and confident will make you the best mother.

Instructions: Baby bath Preparation

First, collect all the necessary bath supplies, and lay out a towel, a clean diaper, and cloths.

Second, fill the baby tub with two to three inches of water that feels warm but not hot, undress the baby cloth, if the baby cries thought the first bath leave the dipper first which will give the baby increase sense of security in the water.

Forth, using your hand to support the baby neck and head, gradually slip the baby into the tub feet first. Pour cupfuls of bath water over him regularly during the bath so that baby doesn’t get too cold.

Fifth, use mild soap and use it sparingly (too much dries out your baby’s skin), as you wash the baby with your hand or a washcloth from top to bottom, front and back.

Wash the baby scalp with a wet cloth. Use moistened cotton balls (no soap) to clean his eyes and face. If dried mucus has collected in the corners of baby’s nostrils or eyes, dab it several times to soften it before you wipe it out. As for baby’s genitals, a routine washing is all that’s needed. Finally, Rinse the baby thoroughly with cupfuls of water and wipe the baby down with a clean washcloth. Then lift baby out of the tub with one hand supporting the neck and head and the other hand supporting the baby bottom, with your fingers around one thigh

Note: Babies are slippery when wet

Baby Bath Safety

  • When the water is still running, do not leave the baby into a tub, because the water temperature could change or the depth could become too high.
  • A baby can get third-degree burns in less than a minute at 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Set your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Never leave the baby unsupervised, even for a minute. If the doorbell or phone rings and you feel you must answer it, scoop him up in a towel and take him wih you. Because baby can drown less than an inch of water.