5 Lessons Learned:
A Bath for your New Born
The joy and happiness that comes with welcoming a new baby into the family cannot be explained enough in words. The next thing will be to figure out the best way to care for your new born because in that stage they need to be watched closely. A lot of planning goes into the grand welcome of the baby but when it comes to the details of the day to day care of the baby after the birth, a few go that far.
Bathing of the baby is crucial to keeping them healthy, it’s also a time for the mother and the baby to get close to each other. When it comes to the bath time you need to be sure that you are doing it the right way so that your baby will always have a good experience. Most parents are reserved when it comes to the use of bath tubs in bathing their babies but the truth is that there is nothing wrong. As you will observe your baby’s navel area is like a wound and as you would be advised by a pediatrician you need to be careful in how you give them a bath.
During a baby bath you will be supporting the baby’s head and the last thing they want is the discomfort of you twisting their neck as you try to reach for the bath supplies, start by gathering them on the tabletop where the bath is going to take place. A changing table is one solution for a good table top but you can resort to any surface so long as it’s comfortable enough. Our hands facilitate a lot of bacteria transfer when you are about to give your baby a bath wash your forearms really well. Ensure that you clean the area that your baby takes a bath in .
The next step will be to prepare your baby for the bath , you begin by undressing them but it’s advisable to leave the diaper on just in case they want to have bathroom moment right there. After undressing them you will then lay a towel on the surface of the table and lay the baby on the clean towel. Once you have your wash cloth with you get some water and dampen it and bath the baby gently. The water should be warm and not hot because the baby’s skin tends to be sensitive. When bathing the baby , start behind ears as you work your way down. Be careful around the umbilical cord stump so that it’s not infected.
When you are at the crotch area take the diaper off but be gentle in how you wash their genitals, for your circumcised baby boy do not touch the head of the private part until its completely healed. The hair scalp does not need massaging like that of an adult, be gentle and use baby shampoo or just water. Make sure that you tilt the head at an angle so that the eyes are protected from the water. Once clean get a fresh towel and touch to dry with attention to the navel area that no moisture is left, dress them immediately with clean diapers and fresh clothes and more info.