Bathing a Newborn : Part 2
How to bathe a newborn
Step 1: gather supplies. You’ll need: a dry towel, clean diaper, wash clothes and baby soap.
Step 2: decide where you’ll be giving baby that newborn bath
Step 3: after removing her clothes and diaper and placing her in the baby bathtub, you’ll want to cover baby with another towel, lifting only a small area at a time and patting dry as you go.
Step 4: fill the tub with a few inches of warm water (the bath temperature should be about 30 degrees celsius) . Making sure to support baby’s head at all times, gently lower your little one into the water.
Step 5: keep baby covered during the bath
Step 6: give baby a good wipedown. Using a soft washcloth, gently wipe baby all over, including her head and face. A newborn bath may seem incomplete without lathering up with baby soaps and shampoo, but it’s not strictly necessary
Step 7: once baby is out of the bath and wrapped up warmly in a hooded towel, you don’t need to worry about applying After-bath products. Newborn skin can often look dry, so it’s tempting to slather baby in lotion but it’s not a must. For any dry patches around the ankles and wrists, try coconut oil or sunflower oil.
Yes, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to baby’s first bath. But soon enough bathing a newborn will become second nature, and before you know it, your child will be sitting up on his own and splashing away in the tub . That’s when things really start to get fun😍