Baby Bath Time: Do’s and Don’ts

Baby Bath Time: Do’s and Don’ts

Watching your little one enjoying bath time is just peachy! Baby bath time can be much fun, but it also needs caution. Here are some do’s and don’ts to give your baby the shower of his dream.



Adjust the room temperature.

Babies can chill out so quickly. So, make sure to set the room temperature to 25 degrees Celsius.


Adjust the water temperature

Check the water temperature using your hands. Babies are more sensitive to heat, so make the water temperature slightly cooler than the temperature you like.


Adjust the water level

Fill the tub with only a few centimeters of water for babies and newborns. Fill the water waist-height for toddlers and older children.


Keep electronics away

Electric appliances like hair dryers and curling irons should be stored away from the bathtub.


Give Him A Sponge Shower

Give him a sponge bath before the umbilical cord falls. After the navels are completely healed, it’s time to give him a tub bath.


Use the Right Products

Use a cleanser designed for babies, preferably, can be used with psoriasis and eczema. When the baby’s hair grows a little, you can use a shampoo that is also designed for babies and can be used with eczema.



Never leave your baby unsupervised

Even for one minute. Babies can drown in less than an inch of water. Make sure you grab all the tools you need right next to you. In worst cases when you have to pause, wrap him in a towel and take him with you.

You’ll need a sponge, a bath towel, clean diaper, clean clothes, warm water, Vaseline and gauze (if you have a circumcised boy).


Never Put the Baby in The Tub While the Water Is Running

The water temperature can change suddenly and the sound of the running water can be really high for some babies.


Don’t let Your Baby Touch the Faucet Handles

Even if your baby is still too small to move it, he’ll learn to move them eventually, which could lead to serious injury. Only a couple of seconds are enough to cause third-degree burns.


Don’t use the Wrong Products

Avoid scented products or products that are designed for adults. Using scented products can irritate the baby’s skin.




BabyCenter. “Tips For Safe Bathing”

WebMD. “Baby's First Bath: What New Parents Must Know”

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