As a new parent, bathing your baby can feel intimidating. We are worried about baby getting cold, slipping, not letting water run in his eyes while supporting his head adequately. Take your time and read these four simple steps to make bath time a very special time for you and your baby. It’s a good idea to talk to your baby as your bathing him. Explain what you’re about to do so he learns to recognise the sounds and isn’t surprised.
1 – Prepare everything you need
You will feel more relaxed if you have everything in hand. Keep a dry warm baby hooded towel handy, a few reusable wipes, the baby natural toiletries and finally his clothing.
2 – Undress your baby
Before undressing your baby, make sure the room is warm. If you’re worried about him getting cold, you can keep the rest of his body wrapped up in the baby hooded towel while you wash his face and his hair.
3 – Gently lower your baby in the bath
Hold your baby firmly by keeping one hand under his neck and head to provide good head support. Use the other hand to support his bottom and legs.
4 – Wash your baby
Keep supporting your baby with one arm while gently rubbing a little bit of natural baby wash over his body. Using a cloth wipe is an easy way to rinse his delicate skin.
5 – Get your baby dressed
Lift your baby out of the bath as you lowered him. Wrap him gently in one of the warm baby hooded towel. Pat him dry gently, paying attention to the skin folds. Be careful not to rub as his skin is so delicate. You can get him dressed or take a few moments to massage him.
With these simple steps, your baby will soon enjoy bath time very much. It won’t be long before he starts splashing about.