Our babies’ “firsts” could be somewhere between exciting to a challenging one. Their first word, first crawl and first hair cut are among other things, that parents like you become excited about. However, some of their “firsts” could be challenging, especially for first time parents such as their first bath.
The baby’s fragile body and sensitive skins make us all uncertain if we are bathing them right. Unless your baby is already a toddler who plays on the ground and get dirty, bathing him or her daily is not necessary. A sponge bath once or twice a week is ideal for newborns. Your baby’s first bath is a milestone and bathing her could be a bonding moment for the both of you.
Preparation for Bath time
Remember that it is only safe for your baby to take his or her first bath when the umbilical cord stump is already healed, which is usually one week to one month after his birth. Sponge baths are the best since they are so small and slippery.
You can bath him once or twice a week and as per for time of the day, mornings are the ideal time since the water is stimulating for some newborns. You can also do it before bedtime to mellow down your little one and get him to sleep.Continue reading