For the first few weeks of your little one's life bathing isn't necessary, but it's important to keep them clean. Milk and spit up, among other things, can build up and irritate skin on their face, neck, thighs and behind. It's important to keep these places clean with a gentle sponge bath.
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After a few weeks, your baby's umbilical cord should fall off naturally. This is the sign that they can now be bathed in a baby bathtub or non-slip sink insert! If you are using a bathtub, place the tub on a safe surface or floor, and fill with a few inches of warm water.
"The ideal temperature is 98.6°F (between 37°C and 38°C). You can use a bath thermometer to monitor the temperature, or check the water with your wrist or elbow to confirm it’s warm and not hot." Healthline
With one hand support their head, while the other helps to place baby feet-first into the tub. Be careful, babies can be very slippery! Grab a plastic cup to tenderly pour water over them to rinse and keep them warm. Remember that their head and shoulders should stay far above the water line!
Wash cloths are helpful when cleaning chubby rolls, and as your little one gets older they may enjoy chewing on the rinsed cloth as well! Use a delicate shampoo, such as Newborn 2-in-1 Hair & Body Wash to clean baby's hair 1 to 2 times a week. Shampooing more often than this may dry out or irritate their sensitive skin.
Newborn 2-in-1 Hair & Body Wash gently cleans hair and body without removing natural moisture from skin. The calming formula rebalances skin's pH, and provitamin B and vitamin E keep hair healthy and shiny. It is mild enough for daily use, and can be used on newborns and babies with sensitive skin.
Babies should always be supervised during bath time. Never leave a child unattended around water, not even for a second!
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