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Tips For Bathing Your
Mothers will want to stick to
sponge baths until your baby’s umbilical cord falls off and the navel heals
completely (as well as boy’s circumcision). You may feel a little anxious the
first few times the new born is so small, but before you know it, you’ll be a
pro. Washing your newborn is a great way for you to strengthen your bond with
the baby. You’ll only need to bathe/sponge bath the baby two to three times per
Collect and keep every item you will require
during the process of bathing within your reach, so that you do not want for
items and leave the infant alone.
Sink or Bathing Tub:
Sink or a plastic baby bathing tub are suitable for infant bathing.
Infants have very sensitive skin, so utmost care should be given to
water temperature. Don’t check the water temperature with your hand;
check it with your elbow. (Adult hands being tougher are more tolerant
to hot temperatures.)
Soft & Precious Baby Bath &
Moisturize and condition your baby’s body and hair while adding the
protection of no tears and no excessive drying of the skin and
Do remember to hold the baby firmly in the tub and do not fill the sink
or tub more than one or two inch of water. Be very alert and careful
while giving the child a bath, and do not pay attention to any other
thing and never leave the infant alone in the water.
Baby Comb or Brush:
Gently comb his hair after each bath. You may also want to brush it
(especially if your baby has lots of hair!) when he wakes up in order to
get out any knots formed while he was sleeping. You may also be able to
use a comb to gently remove flakes of cradle cap
Soft & Precious Moisturizing Hair
Dress: To minimize hurting
baby if hair is tangled, and to moisturize hair and scalp apply a nickel
to quarter size amount of S&P Moisturizing Hair Dress in the palm of
your hand and rub together; then massage through hair and brush or comb
Infant Gum Massager:
It’s important to promote good oral health early—even before baby’s first tooth
pokes through. Start by gently rubbing the rubber tip of the infant gum massager
in circles over his gums to clean them and keep them healthy.
Soft & Precious Baby Lotion and/or
Baby Oil: It’s important to keep
delicate baby skin moisturized, especially in the winter. Apply Soft & Precious
Baby Lotion after each bath to lock in moisture. If his skin still seems dry,
use with S&P new and improved fast absorbing Baby Oil.
Since he’s too small to use a tissue or learn how to blow his own nose, you have
to clear the mucus with a nasal aspirator. Put a drop of saline in each nostril,
then squeeze the bulb of the aspirator to create a vacuum. Place it in his nose
and release to collect the mucus.
Your baby’s nails grow fast, and they will probably constantly be scratching
themselves with them. So try to trim them a few times a week. Small, baby-size
clippers work well. Simply pull back the nail bed with your finger and clip
baby’s fingernail, being careful not to cut too short.