Posted on Nov 20, 2008 | Comments 0
You have come home with your very own special bundle of joy.
You have willingly assumed the great responsibility that comes with having to take care of a newborn baby, and you would naturally wish to carry out this important task to perfection.
You have heard that your baby needs to be bathed, but you are naturally apprehensive about the entire process. What do you do?
- No matter what method you use to bathe your baby, remember, NEVER leave your baby unattended in the bath for even a few minutes. We have all heard countless stories of babies drowning in their baths, even though their mothers left them alone for just two minutes, to attend to the doorbell, or to bring the bathing soap into the bathroom.
- Always measure the temperature of the water with the inside of your wrist. The water must neither be too hot, nor too cold. Also, make sure that there is no chilly draft blowing into the area where you are bathing your baby[Baby Bath].
- Always make sure that you bring all the bathing materials like soap, Baby shampoo, towels and so on before or when you bring your baby inside. Do not leave the baby in his bath while you go out to collect them.
- Remember to keep your phone at armâ€™s reach when you are bathing your baby so that you will be able to make an emergency call for whatever reason, if necessary.
- You can use a bath seat or a bath ring for your baby. You can place your baby in these, so that he remains steady when you bathe him, but be careful, because these will not prevent your baby from slipping out and falling down.
- Do not use harsh soaps; in fact, there is no need to even use soap on a newborn baby, because the skin is much too tender and sensitive, and if you can avoid skin allergies, then why not?
- Do not insert anything into your babyâ€™s ears or eyes
- When cleaning your babyâ€™s eyes wipe with a soft clean ball of cotton, from the inside to the outside of the eye, and use a completely new wipe for the other eye.
- When cleaning your babyâ€™s bottom, always wash from the front to the back.
- No baby in the world likes to have his face covered, and when you wash your babyâ€™s face, make sure that you use a washcloth on the face, one part at a time.
Do not worry, even if the first few times are difficult, bathing your baby will get easier as you gain in confidence and experience. Keep trying, and remain careful.
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