Baby bath is a wonderful opportunity to bond with your baby. Before bathing I take a moment to spend one on one with my baby.
Here you can read about the steps of gentle, safe and effective bath:
|Before you start bathing, prepare everything you need: A towel , a wash cloth and baby wash.|
|Fill up your baby's tub with 2 to 3 inches (about 5 to 8 centimeters) of warm water and blend to ensure that the temperature is right.|
|Always check the water with your wrist or elbow before bathing. To prevent scalding, water should be warm not hot. The baby bath temperature should be between 36°C and 38°C.|
|Make sure the room is comfortably warm too.|
|Gently place your baby in the bath tub, supporting the head and back with one arm.|
|Use a damp washcloth to wipe your baby's body. I usually start with the face cleaning the area around the eyes, mouth and nose, behind the ears and inside the folds of the neck. I continue by massaging the head and the rest of the body, cleaning the diaper area last.|
|Keep pouring warm water over your baby to keep his/her body warm.|
|When you finish, hold your baby in your arms, support his back and neck, wrap him/her with a towel and dry off.|
|Never leave you baby alone in the water!! If you forget an item pick up your baby and carry him/her with you.|
|Giving your baby his iron while bathing can prevent stains of iron on the baby's cloths.|
|It is a good idea to give your baby his vitamins while bathing. Making it routine, will prevent you from forgetting this task.|
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