If you’re reading this, you may be wondering, “I thought washing a baby would be a natural, uncomplicated chore,” or “Why don’t I know how to bathe my infant?” However, guess what? It is okay to be a novice. It is OK to discover in the middle of a job that you have no clue whether you’re doing it right. As a new parent, it’s OK to be so deliriously exhausted that, before to engaging in any activity with your infant, you should double-check that you’re doing it in a manner that makes sense, is safe, and is straightforward. Here are professional recommendations and a detailed instruction on how to bathe a newborn.
1. Keep them cozy
To begin, it suggests disrobing the infant in a pleasant location close to the bath.
2. Wash their faces first
Before putting baby in the tub, cover them with a towel to keep them warm and wash their face beforehand to prevent water from entering their face during the bath. Utilize a soft, warm cloth for this
3. Place them feet-first in the bath
You’re familiar with the traditional infant hold in which the baby’s head rests in the crook of your arm and your free hand grasps the baby’s hand or arm that is farthest from your body. Adjust slightly so that the infant is placed carefully, feet first, into the tub. Let baby’s head rest on your forearm while holding baby’s arm on one side with a gentle but strong grip. Your other arm may hold the baby’s bottom and legs while you adjust them gently to the water’s texture.
4. Skip the soap
There is no need for soap or bubbles when bathing infants less than six months old. All that is required is warm, clean water. Beginning with the head and hair, then proceeding to the belly and back, underarms, and genital region. Sweet tiny baby rolls are prone to irritation and rashes if not kept clean, so don’t neglect the creases!
5. Gently yet firmly take up the items.
When bath time is done, carefully take the baby out of the tub using a strong but delicate grasp on an arm and the legs/feet, and place them on a clean, comfortable towel.