Babies don’t come with instruction manuals. If you are expecting or having a newborn, you may be wondering how to bathe your baby correctly. If so, read some helpful tips to help you bathe. These tips may be obvious to some people, but not everyone will feel comfortable with babies, especially their first-born.
Follow the steps below:
Always make sure that everything you need is near the tub. You can keep a mild soap, soft cotton balls and a new, clean diaper in a small box or a colorful bath set for your baby. You can now bring the bath articles with the baby towel and the washcloth to the place where you will bathe your baby.
If you forget to bring an item you need for the bath, you should carry your baby with you when you receive the item. It is not advisable to leave the baby alone in the bathroom. It is also essential that you do not worry about distractions that disturb you while bathing your baby. Do not pick up the phone and do not bother the people at the door if the baby is going to bathe. Take care of them after bathing your baby.
Sponge baths are often used first when bathing newborns. You can give your baby a sponge bath if his circumcision wound or umbilical cord is not healed yet. You may only bathe your baby in the bath when all his wounds are healed and show no signs of discomfort or infection. The sponge bath may require a small bowl or bowl that is almost filled with warm water. You should always make sure that the water is not too cold or too hot.
Make sure you choose a good bathtub for your baby. The place should be warm and not drafty. You do not want your baby to get cold. You can put your baby in his cradle with a bath towel and wear it. You can also use a flat surface to place the cradle, and you need to make sure that the baby can not perform any movements in which it can roll. The baby should not be left alone and should always be in sight.
Carefully remove your baby’s clothing. You can put the washcloth in the warm water and make sure it is adequately squeezed. Correctly use the washcloth to wipe away the wet areas of your baby’s skin. The head, behind the ears, at the neck and between the toes and the fingers should be wiped off properly.
Your newborn may not need to take a bath daily. You can clean his face and butt with a soft cloth when he is not bathing. Do not apply soap or cream that can cause allergies and rashes. You can use soft cotton balls or cotton pads to clean your baby’s ears and eyes before cleaning other parts of the body. Always support your baby’s head when bathing in the tub.
You can easily wash your baby’s head and scalp. You can use a mild soap or baby shampoo. You can only do this once or twice a week. Make sure you rinse his hair with a soft cloth. Avoid getting soapy water in the eyes. This can irritate the eyes and scare the baby. Start by washing from his chest piece to his legs and toes. After cleaning, rinse the cloth with a soft cloth and rinse gently and gently. Keep your baby well covered with a dry material to keep it warm when it is still wet.