Giving Your Baby A Bath

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Most new parents are a little afraid of giving their newborn a bath. Newborns are tiny and could easily slip from your grip. However, bathing your baby gets easier in time and it wont be long before you got it down pat. Just follow these steps to make bath time easy and enjoyable.
What Youll Need
A bowl of warm water (boiled and cooled if your baby is less than two months old) for face washing.
Several clean pieces of cotton wool.
A sponge or flannel.
Baby cleanser or mild soap.
At least one clean, dry towel. You might want to consider using hooded towels since they are good for wrapping up your baby from top to toe.
A thermometer, to test the water temperature.
A muslin square or old towel if you have a baby boy. He might pee when his diaper comes off and he feels the fresh air on his skin.
A clean nappy and clothes.
A warm blanket
Before you start giving your baby a bath, clean his or her face using clean pieces of cotton dipped in previously boiled water. You do not have to use soap on your babys face.
If there is dried mucus on your babys eyes or nostrils, dab it to soften the mucus. To clean the eyes, wipe each on from the nose outwards using a piece of dampened cotton.
After cleaning your babys face, make sure that the room is warm and water is at about 37 degrees Celsius.
If your baby is less than 6 months old, fill the tub with about 2-5 inches of water. For older babies, never fill the tub more than waist-high (in sitting position).
Bring your baby to the bath area and undress him or her. If he or she has poop in his or her diapers, clean him or her up first before putting him or her in the bath.
Carefully slip your baby into the tub. Use one hand to support his or her neck and head. Make sure you have a good grip on your baby as he or she could get very slippery when wet.
Use a mild, unscented, pH balanced liquid soap or cleanser. BabyGanics has a gentle newborn body wash and shampoo that is non-toxic, hypoallergenic and tear-free. It's the perfect bath time partner. You might also want to consider using a bath emollient if your babys skin is tender.
Wash your baby from head to toe and front to back using your hand or a flannel or sponge. To clean your babys genitals, a routine wash is all thats needed. Rinse him or her thoroughly.
Lift your baby out of the bath and onto a dry towel. Wrap him or her up warm and pat dry. Consider applying a mild lotion or cream if your babys skin is dry.
Dress your baby up and wrap him or her up in a warm blanket.

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Deborah L.W. has 1 articles online


Deborah Williams is a child care expert consultant on a non-government organization promoting natural baby bath products and eco friendly cleaning.

BabyGanics is the manufacturer of natural baby products made with all-natural ingredients for effective and

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This article was published on 2011/04/01