5 Essential Tips For Bathing Your Baby
OUR TOP 5 TIPS FOR BATHING YOUR BABY
As a first-time parent, it can be a little nerve-wracking bathing your baby for the first time.
Babies are fragile and there are safety concerns that every parent should consider, which is why it is completely normal to feel overwhelmed by the experience.
To make bath time more enjoyable, here are our some of our top tips for safe bathing practices.
It’s okay to not rush the first bath
If your baby still has the umbilical cord stump, you can steer away from baths and simply wipe him or her down with a wet wipe. This will ensure that the stump stays dry and clean to avoid infection.
Buy a baby bathtubWe suggest buying a baby bathtub, as it is one of the easiest and safest ways to bathe your newborn. You simply fill the bath with a few inches of warm water and a little bit of baby wash (you don’t need much). Before starting bath time, we recommend ensuring you have all of your supplies (dry towel, body wash, washcloth, clean nappy and warm clothes) within arms reach to make sure you never leave the baby alone. Baby Shower Chairs like the Charli Chair (pictured below) can be great for households that may not have a bath and for those who find it difficult to bend over a tub.
Keep one hand under your baby at all times!
It’s important to support your baby with one hand at all times to avoid any life-threatening accidents.The Baby Tub Net Supporter is fantastic as it provides extra comfort and support to cradle newborns preventing bub from slipping and sliding in the tub.
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Keep Bub warm
It is recommended to check that the water temperature is 36°C before you put your baby in. You can use your wrist or elbow to test the temperature if you don’t have a thermometer. It should be warm, not hot.
Even in a warm bath, your baby can lose body heat fairly quickly. A good tip is to cover your baby with a warm washcloth in the bath and when the temperature of the water starts going cool, take your baby out and wrap them securely in a towel
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Always empty the bathtub immediately!
It only takes a few moments of being distracted for your toddler to walk into the bathroom without you knowing. If the bathtub is full, you could be putting their lives in danger. So just keep in mind to empty the water immediately!
There can be a lot to consider when it comes to your baby’s first bath. But in no time, bath time will become second nature!