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How to: A step by step guide to bathing a newborn

You’ve never given a bath to an infant and you don’t really know how to get started? Here’s a practical guide that explains all the steps you need to take to give your baby a safe bath!

When to give a bath?

There is no perfect time to bathe a baby, but many parents prefer to give the bath in the evening because it will relax your baby and help them sleep. If your baby is more the type to want to play in the bath, you may decide to give them a bath in the morning when they are more awake and in a happier mood.

The first few weeks of a baby’s life, you don’t need to give them a « big » bath every day and it is best not to exceed 5 minutes in the bath, to prevent your baby from getting cold. If you decide not to bathe your baby daily, it is recommended to at least clean their face, neck, buttocks, and genitals daily with a warm washcloth.

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