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Get advice on bathing your your baby and keeping her clean, especially in those first few weeks.
To avoid the spread infections, make sure you use a clean piece of cotton wool for each stroke when washing her ears and eyes. Giving your baby a proper bath Her hair only needs to be washed once a week to begin with. Our top tip is to do this first, just before you put your baby in the bath. That way she won’t get too chilly! What you’ll needBaby bath or bath support suitable from birthClean towelChanging matTissues or cotton woolClean nappy and sleepsuit for afterwards Step-by-step guide to how to give your baby a bath 1. Make sure the room is warm, then fill the bath to around 8cm deep with warm water – 36.8°C (98°F) is about right. You can test the temperature using the traditional method of dipping your elbow in, or use a bath thermometer. If you stand the bath on something around waist height, you won’t strain your back and you’ll find it easier to support your baby. 2. Before putting your baby in the bath, lie her down on her changing mat and undress her. Clean her bottom with cotton wool and cool water. 3. First, wash your baby’s hair. To do this with the minimum fuss, wrap her in a towel to stop any wriggling and, holding her securely in one arm, lower her head over the side of the baby bath. Scoop the water over her head, avoiding her eyes. 4. Take your baby out of the towel and hold her securely in one arm, keeping your hand under her bottom. Now, slowly and gently lower her into the water. 5. While your baby is in the bath, sing or chat to her to calm her nerves. If you appear happy and confident, your baby will feel the same way! Gently scoop water over your baby with your hand or a soft sponge. 6. When you’ve finished bathing her, carefully lift your baby out of the bath and wrap her in a warm, soft towel. Make sure that when you dry her, you take special care around the creases in her neck, arms, legs and bottom, and in between her fingers and toes. If these areas aren’t dried properly, she could get sore. Top tipDon’t use soaps, shampoos or bubble bath at the early stages of bathing, as this can irritate your baby’s skin
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M&B TV Video: How To Give Your Baby A Bath
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RE: M&B TV Video: How To Give Your Baby A Bath
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04 September 2012 13:19
I remember the first time I gave my baby daughter a bath, I was thrilled and a little worried. I was thinking about all sorts of details, like if the water isn't too hot, or if I'm using the right bath products, or if she'll like gettig her first bath. I remember she was crying, probably because it was a new experience for her, and luckily I distracted her with a modern bathroom vanities catalog I had lying around that had a glorious cover image. After that first time, bath time became one of my daughter's favorite activities.
30 December 2011 19:23
This is a really useful video, and a very helpful research for new parents to use.
22 November 2011 09:21
This episode was great for me, because I always wondered why my wife always takes her baths with our 5 months old daughter. At first I thought it was just because her best friend from television disposal Milwaukee told her so, but after watching this episode I finally understood how important it is for the child to be in direct contact with his mother as much as possible. Thank you.
01 November 2011 00:02
Hello! Thank you for this video! At 1 minute, 24 seconds, what is the bathtub she is using? Where did she get it? Thank you! :)
10 August 2011 17:06
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