You’ve got a new baby in the house! You might be feeling overwhelmed. We understand that you want your days to go as smoothly and stress-free from here on out, so we’re providing some guides and tips for bathing your newborn.
1. Bathing Frequency
Because newborn babies don’t get extremely ďïŕẗÿ, you won’t need to bathe her more than two or three times a week if you clean her bottom well at each diaper change. Similarly, your baby’s hair (if she has any) won’t need to be shampooed every time she has a bath; do it as needed.
2. What you’ll need?
Oh, it’s so exciting to have a new little one! You’re going to need some supplies in order for their bath time. Not sure what you’ll need?
Here are the basics: Washcloth/soap – There is the soap that can be used on babies skin with no worries of irritation or causing any other reaction (like detergents). Shampoo – Babies don’t really produce much oil yet, and shampoo will help them stay clean while they grow out those baby curls. Towel – Choose the softest type for sensitive baby skin like Pupiki Premium Baby Washcloths made out of 100 percent pure rayon derived from organic bamboo; they’re softer than your average baby washcloth. Their naturally antimicrobial properties make these a good choice if your little one suffers from eczema or dry skin.
3. How to Bathe Your Baby
The first step is to make sure the water temperature and depth are appropriate for your newborn. The perfect bath should be at a comfortable 98 degrees Fahrenheit with 1-2 inches of water. This will help reduce discomfort from heat loss as babies regulate their body temperatures differently than adults do. Next, wrap the baby in a towel or put them on an absorbent pad before placing them into the tub so that you can easily dry off afterward without having to touch the underarm area where urine may have leaked out during the bathing time.
4. Tips to keep your baby fresh
Your newborn smells so good! You want to bottle it up and take a whiff every day. But now that they’re all clean, squeaky-clean, you need some more bathing tips—we’re here for ya! Here are the ways to keep your baby fresh:
Wash feet after each diaper change with soap or water; Use an antibacterial wipe on the umbilical cord stump twice daily until fully healed (once per bath); Avoid using anything around their face other than what is needed at feeding time. This includes avoiding strong scents such as perfume, cologne, lotion, or shampoo in close proximity; Keep nails trimmed short so no sharp edges can scratch delicate skin when playing; Clean ears once weekly by gently.