How to bathe a new-born baby

Bathing a new-born and a small child is always a special and anxious moment for new parents. It can be a frightening experience with lots of doubt.

A lot of new parents question their ability to handle this delicate bundle of joy they’ve brought into this world.

They ask themselves, Can I do this right, or will I not hurt my child?

new-born baby boy having a sponge bath

It all seems straightforward when you attend birthing classes but, it isn’t.

The practice doll lies down in a still calm way in your hands, that it seems like a breeze to apply soap and wash baby’s head without getting worried about the soap getting into their eyes or ears.

Meanwhile, the reality turned out to be so different from expectations.

What can you do to become more confident in bathing your child during the early stages of their life?

There are many accessories available on the market that are helpful and useful when bathing a new-born baby.

However, the sponge inserts for the bathtub deserves special attention.

The inserts can be used from the very first day of baby’s life until they are sitting up by themselves. As a parent this will certainly help you feel more confident in handling your baby in the bath. Bath seats however can be a better option for babies over six months because at this stage they care capable of sitting freely and playing in the bath. Baby bath seats also stops the baby losing balance and provides comfort and convenience.

Once we have the right accessory, it is worth taking care of the mood during the bathing of your baby.

Here the question arises: where to start?

A baby bath always starts with the proper preparation of the baby and the room. The best time to bathe is before bedtime and before feeding the baby. A baby bath in which the baby visibly comes alive will tire him out and make him hungry. The water temperature should be 37°C. The room should also be warm.

bathing new-born foam support and baby sponges

The bath foam insert immersed in water will allow you to place the baby in the bath safely and soak it gently. Proper profiling of the sponge prevents the baby from sliding down. A slight tilt that keeps the baby’s head higher than the legs, protects the eyes and ears from splashing water. It should be remembered that children are usually afraid of deep or splashing water. When the head and face are wet, they respond by clenching their fists and nervously contracting their hands and feet. The little one feels secure when held firmly and securely.

In a bathtub full of water, in the absence of experience, it is difficult to accomplish this task. The tub’s foam sponge inserts provide comfort for parents and children. Resting the baby on the foam support allows the baby to make free movements with both hands. Therefore, you can use suitable cosmetics without any issues to reach the most hidden corners of the child’s body. The bath begins by washing the face and neck, then the tummy, arms, and legs, and finally the genitals and buttocks. Safe washing, without accidental splashes or nervous movements of the bath foam support, will relax the baby. This activity will also be an opportunity to give lots of hugs and to calm baby down. It will contribute to establishing a strong bond between the child and the parents in a pleasant atmosphere.

You will certainly come away with a more relaxed, peaceful, and relieved baby or child.

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