Essential Newborn Bath Tips for New Mums!

Bath time! Something so simple can suddenly become daunting when you’re a first-time mum, especially for your precious newborn. At Ellie-Fant, we understand the importance of ensuring a safe and enjoyable bath time experience for your little one. In this guide, we’ll share some essential newborn bath tips to help new mums, parents, and mums-to-be make this special moment as stress-free as possible.


Tip 1: Be Prepared with All the Essentials

baby bath foam support three bath sponges and a Minnie Mouse toy on a red blanket

Before you embark on the journey of bathing your newborn, it’s essential to gather all the necessary supplies. Here’s a checklist to make sure you’re well-prepared:

  • A baby tub
  • Super soft baby sponges
  • Gentle and natural baby soap
  • A rinsing cup
  • A hooded towel designed for your baby’s comfort
  • Safe and natural baby lotion

To keep things organised, set up the baby tub within your main bathtub and consider using our foam bath support mat for added convenience. For extra comfort during the bath, place a folded towel under your knees.

Tip 2: Ensure the Perfect Water Temperature

Ellie-Fant bath foam support mat and three baby bath sponges

Your newborn’s delicate skin requires just the right water temperature. To check, use your wrist; it should feel comfortably warm, similar to what your baby will experience. Aim for a bathwater temperature of around 38 degrees Celsius to ensure your baby’s comfort.

Tip 3: Preparing the Soapy Solution

To simplify bath time, add baby body wash to the water in the baby tub, creating a gentle foam bath. This way, you won’t have to struggle with holding your baby, reaching for soap, and washing simultaneously. When selecting your baby’s body wash, opt for one without perfumes to prevent irritation on their sensitive skin.

Tip 4: Proper Technique for Washing Their Back

To wash your baby’s back, place your arm beneath them, allowing their head to rest on the side of your arm while supporting their entire body. This technique ensures a safe and comfortable bath for your little one.

Tip 5: From Top to Bottom

Ellie-Fant baby natural sponge on a baby bathtub

When it comes to washing your baby, always start with their face. Use a warm, non-soapy natural sea sponge or teardrop sponge to gently clean their face, avoiding any soap contact with their eyes. Then, dip the round buffed sponge in the water to cleanse the rest of their body, ensuring a squeaky clean baby from head to toe.

Tip 6: Gentle Hair Washing with a Baby Brush

If your baby has hair, opt for a baby brush to wash it. This method is gentler on their scalp than using your fingernails and can help prevent cradle cap. Gently massage their scalp with the baby brush in a small circular motion.

Tip 7: Rinse with Non-Soapy Water

newborn baby on a foam bath support

Use a rinsing cup filled with non-soapy water to rinse your baby thoroughly. It’s essential to make the transition from the warm bath to the cooler air as seamless as possible, as babies can be sensitive to temperature changes.

Tip 8: Have the Baby’s Towel Ready

Getting your baby out of the bath can be a bit tricky, as most babies prefer the warmth of the tub to the cold air outside. If you have someone assisting you, consider warming the baby towel in the dryer while you bathe your baby. If you’re doing it solo, prepare the towel in advance. Place a towel on the floor or changing table ready to wrap up your baby, ensuring a quick and comfortable transition from the bathtub.

Tip 9: Thorough Drying with Care

After the bath, it’s essential to dry your baby thoroughly, especially in those cute, chubby thighs. Consider using baby powder to help with quick drying.

natural sponge on a newborn baby face

In conclusion, dear mums-to-be, new mums and dads, bathtime holds a special place in the hearts of both you and your newborn. It’s an opportunity for bonding, nurturing, and creating cherished memories. With Ellie-Fant’s essential newborn bath tips in your arsenal, you can embark on this journey confidently and easily.

Remember, preparation is key. By ensuring you have all the necessary supplies and maintaining the perfect water temperature, you set the stage for a comfortable and stress-free bath time experience. Our guidance on soapy solutions, gentle techniques, and thorough drying will help you navigate this precious moment with care and love.

As you watch your little one giggle during bath time, you’ll realise that it’s not just about cleanliness; it’s about building a strong and loving connection. Your baby will come to associate bath time with warmth, security, and your unwavering love.

At Ellie-Fant, we’re here to support you on your parenting journey, offering the best products and guidance for you and your baby. So, embrace bath time with confidence and savour every precious moment. Your journey as a new parent is filled with countless beautiful moments, and we’re honoured to be a part of them.

Here’s to many more delightful bath times ahead! 🛁

Ellie-Fant baby bath sponge collection

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