g. Bathing


Babies usually like to be warm, dry, and well wrapped. In the beginning, your baby may cry when given a bath. If this is the case, reassure your baby by talking softly. Handle your baby gently.

Most babies begin to enjoy their baths after a few months. Bath time becomes a fun time for the baby and the entire family.

Babies don't need a bath every day, but you will need to keep their faces, hands, bottoms, and the creases in their necks, groin, and legs clean. It is not safe to clean inside the baby's ears or nose or to retract a baby boy's foreskin .

Here are a few bath time tips

Before you begin your baby's bath, be sure you have everything you need close at hand.

  • a basin or tub - some parents use the kitchen sink
  • mild unscented soap
  • towels
  • washcloths
  • a soft baby hairbrush
  • clean baby clothes and diaper

This is how to bathe your baby