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An Ultimate Guide for Baby‘s Bath: Be it Sponge Bath or Tub Bath

An Ultimate Guide for Baby‘s Bath: Be it Sponge Bath or Tub Bath

An Ultimate Guide for Baby‘s Bath: Be it Sponge Bath or Tub Bath

Baby bathing can fill a parent with anxiety. Any parent can find it difficult to hold a little baby in a bathtub as babies are delicate and there is always a risk of slipping. Most of the babies do not feel good during their bath time specifically for the first time. They may start crying and express their annoyance loudly.

But, you don’t need to worry as it is not the case every time. As the time goes on, the baby will become used to bathing and will find it exciting as he or she listens to the water running.

The bath time is a great time to cherish your bond with your baby.

Let’s first start with the Sponge bath!

Newborns babies need a sponge bath for the first several weeks after birth. It is important, as a newborn’s umbilical cord stump needs time to fall off and heal. So, giving a sponge bath can be better for their delicate and soft skin.

You not only need to clean the baby but also make him comfortable, calm and happy during that time.

Here are some essentials for sponge bath:

1. Baby body wash

2. Two washcloths

3. A towel

4. A bowl of warm water

5. Several cotton balls

6. Lotion (optional)

7. A diaper

8. Baby shampoo

9. Dusting Powder

Sponge Bath Tips

A newborn will not be ready for the baby tub until the umbilical cord stump falls off. So, in such a situation, you need to give your little one a sponge bath.

Here are some points that you need to consider during bath time.

1. Start by washing your baby’s face. Dampen a cotton ball or wet cloth and wipe his eyelids. With another damp cotton ball, clean the area around the nose.

2. After eyes and ears, ears are also the main areas of the baby's body that need to be cleaned. Again you can use a damp water based wipe or washcloth for cleaning. But, be careful don’t clean inside the baby's ears it can hurt them.

3. When you wash his hair, support his spine and hold back slightly. Put a few drops of shampoo in your hands and gently scrub the baby's head to make foam and then rinse with water.

4. After washing the head, dry it with a towel.

5. When cleaning a newborn’s skin, put a little bit of soap on a soft wash cloth. Don’t overdo it as continuous use of soap can damage the soft skin.

6. When he is clean, pat him dry with a soft towel and apply a lotion for better skin care.

7. Sprinkle some dusting powder on little baby to bottoms and neck area, ensure that it should be a talc free powder

8. Newborns get cold quickly, so always keep your little in a warm room after bathe.

9. Like face and ears, cleaning of baby’s bottom is also necessary. So, you can use both a wet cloth or pure water wipes such as Mother Sparsh 99% Water Based Wipes- made of plant-based fabric and contain 99% water and are as soft as cotton and water.

Let’s discuss about Tub Bath!

Once your newborn’s umbilical cord falls off, he/she is prepared for a tub bath.This is because babies don’t get dirty often, so baths a few times a week is fine.

1. Like a sponge bath you have to prepare each item necessary for a child’s cleaning. You have to fill the tub with a couple of inches of lukewarm water. As newborns’ skin is more sensitive, so needs not be washed with too hot and cold water.

2. While putting the kid in the tub, gently support his neck with your arm.

3. Once you are done with cleaning, pat dry the baby’s skin with a soft towel.

4. Apply a mild baby lotion and dress your little one in a snuggly outfit.

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