Baby's First Bath: 7 Steps to Make Bathing Baby a Safe & Soothing Experience by Elisa Schmitz

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9 months ago

Baby's First Bath: 7 Steps to Make Bathing Baby a Safe & Soothing Experience

Dr. Anita Chandra, a pediatrician with Northwestern Medical Group in Chicago, has a lot of advice when it comes to bathing your baby. She shared tips on how to make your newborn's first bath not only safe, but also soothing.

Following these seven steps may help Baby and you feel more relaxed for this special first.

1. Make Sure the Room Temperature Is Warm (72 Degrees F)

2. Have Your Supplies Ready

You'll need:

3. Set the Water Temperature Between 90 and 95 Degrees F (Never Hotter Than 100 Degrees F)

4. Place Baby in the Bath Tub

5. Put Some Soap on the Washcloth

6. Give Baby a Sponge Bath

Follow these easy steps:

  • Start at the head and move to the toes.
  • To clean baby’s face, use a cotton ball with clean water, wiping inside (from the nose) to outside of the face.
  • Open up hands to clean.
  • Avoid umbilical cord stump.
  • To clean under the diaper area, use a separate washcloth.

7. Take Baby From the Bathtub and Into a Hooded Towel for Dry Off and Warm Up

Your baby may fuss a bit, especially for the first bath, but overall bath time should be a soothing experience. An important reminder: Never leave your baby unattended in the bathtub or on a counter.

Watch this video to see Dr. Chandra and I give a baby a safe and soothing bath.

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Elisa Schmitz
This video was so fun to make. And Dr. Chandra is full of so many helpful tips!
bepositive
Those first baths are very precious! 💗
Tribe
The umbilical cord was the hard part for me...
Tenshibaby
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Tenshibaby cung cấp thực phẩm, các đồ dùng cần thiết cho các bé sơ sinh. Sản phẩm đảm bảo chất lượng, mặt hàng đa dạng. Nếu bạn là các bà mẹ bỉm sữa thì còn chần chừ gì nữa. Hãy ghé thăm cửa hàng để tha hồ lựa chọn và biết thêm nhiều thông tin bổ ích nhé.

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