Congratulations! Is there a new baby in the family?
If this is your or your first time handling a newborn, bath time may seem scary. If you are looking for safety tips and ways that will make this process easier, we may have the right information for you. We’ll tell you a little bit about when to start giving baby a bath and step by step instructions on how to do so.
We’ll also share some safety tips to keep in mind during baby’s bath, so do read till the end.
After the baby’s birth, you have to wait till the umbilical cord detaches completely and falls off from baby’s navel area, before giving a bath. This usually takes about two weeks.
Before the umbilical cord falls off, you can give the baby a warm sponge so that baby is clean, and there is no dirt collecting in the umbilical cord area or other parts of the body.
Initially, you do not really need to give your baby a bath every day, as you would give a child, or even an adult. The reason for this is that mainly, infants do not sweat the way older babies, children or grownups do.
The way you saw the nurse bathe the infant at the hospital can be quite different from how you have to do it at home, and for this reason, it is important that you keep the following things in mind, about what you will need during bath time and how to go about it.
Before you get down to bathing the infant, whether you are the parent or the caregiver, make sure to keep these safety tips in mind.
No matter what happens, do not leave the infant from your grip at any moment. In case you have to go out just for a moment, pick up the infant along with you and then go out.