Giving your baby a bath especially for the first time after you leave the hospital can be scary for new moms. Newborn babies are delicate and have to be handled with extra care especially during bath time. We have come up with a baby bath time checklist for you to help you get ready for bath time.
Baby bath time checklist
One of the essentials that you will need to give your baby a bath is a baby bathtub. It is a bathtub made for babies and has special features to make sure that your baby is safe during bath time.
Choosing the right soap for your baby is something you have to consider. Babies have sensitive skin that can be affected by some soaps. You should make sure that you buy soap specifically made for babies.
Newborn babies should have a sponge bath for the first few weeks before their umbilical cord dries up. You can use wash clothes to gently wipe your baby for the first few weeks.
When getting a towel for your baby, make sure that you get a soft towel that will be good for them. You should also get two or more towels and make sure they are clean before wiping your baby.
Babies do not need special lotions. To moisturize their skins, get your baby a baby moisturizer that is safe for them.
How to give your baby a bath
- Fill the baby bathtub with a small amount of warm water. Test the water with your hands and make sure the temperature is right.
- Undress your baby and put them in the tub feet first while making sure their head is above the water at all times.
- Use one hand to support the baby and the other to gently wash them using a washcloth. Start with the baby’s face, hair, and go on to the rest of the body.
- After the bath, lift the baby up and dry them with a towel.
Remember to always have your eyes on the baby while you are giving them a bath. It will be a good bonding time for the two of you especially if they enjoy it.
By Beth Mugo