Developing a good bath time routine can be essential for baby’s good night sleep. Baby bath time can be tricky, even for experienced moms–no wonder first-time moms often get nervous. It might take some time to establish a comfortable routine and get your baby accustomed to it, too.
Here are few useful tips:
- Make sure everything you need for your baby bath is handy and within an arm reach, so you never have to leave your baby alone, even for a second.
- Use baby products free of Parabens, Phthalates, PEG and fragrance since baby skin is very sensitive and some chemicals can have negative health effects.
- Keep one arm on your baby at all times.
- Bathing using a sponge or a soft wash cloth is recommended.
- Use warm water at 94-96 degrees F in a warm room with no draft of about 75 degrees F.
- No need to shampoo baby’s hair at every bath, but focus on cleaning areas where dirt and dry milk can accumulate–like under the neck, behind ears, between fingers and toes.
- Have a warm, soft towel handy to wrap him up right after the bath.
Bath time with older babies becomes play time: Empty bottles are great to have on hand and will keep your baby occupied and entertained while you are washing him. If you use a bubble bath, bubbles will definitely win your baby over and he will be looking froward to his bath every time.
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