Tips for bathing the baby

First of all, it is important to know how often to bathe the baby. In many families, a bath becomes the focus of a nightly bedtime routine. But a bath isn’t really necessary more than a few times a week. Just wash his face frequently, as well as thoroughly clean his genital area after each diaper change.

Where to bathe your baby? It makes sense to use the kitchen sink or a small plastic baby tub. A standard bathtub requires you to kneel or lean awkwardly over your baby and gives you less control over his movements.

Gather all necessary bath supplies, and lay out a towel, a clean diaper, and clothes. Make sure the room is comfortably warm so your baby doesn’t get chilled.

Fill the tub with about 3 inches of water that feels warm but not hot to the inside of your wrist – about 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) or a few degrees warmer.

Also, it is important that you gradually slip your baby into the tub feet first, using one hand to support her neck and head.