Nothing smells sweeter or feels softer than a freshly bathed baby, but bathing a newborn at home can be an intimidating experience for new parents. The first few times, it's a good idea for both parents to try it together. Once you become comfortable with the task, baby bath time can be the most intimate and interactive part of the day with your child.
Here are some general guidelines for bathing your baby:
1) Anticipate what supplies you will need for the baby during and right after the bath, and set them out ahead of time. Pick the best time of day for your baby. If a bath stimulates her, bathe her right after she awakens. If it soothes her, plan the bath before one of her sleeping periods. Try not to bathe a very tired or hungry baby.
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2) Work at your waist level to provide steady support for a slippery baby. A sturdy kitchen table works well because it is a comfortable height, there is water nearby, and the room is generallyRead More »from Bathe Your Baby with Ease