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What Steps Should I Follow When Giving My Baby A Sponge Bath
Warm room : Insure the room is not cold or drafty, use a warm moist washcloth and gently clean the baby all over. Try not to get the umbilical area wet. No soap is really necessary and every other day is fine. The hair can be washed with baby shampoo. Have a nice warm hoody towel ready for extra comfort when drying. Newborns are often upset by their bath but eventually enjoy them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carefully: Make sure you never leave your infant alone in the bathtub. Always keep a hand on them to help keep them steady and avoid any falls. Use warm water and a non-scented soap/shampoo to clean. Rinse with warm water and immediately wrap in a warm towel (you can put it in the dryer during bathtime to warm it up) after bath is done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have seen,in india People bath infant babies upto Age 2 , bath with too hot water, even we adults can't bath. Is it recommended for babies??
Please Clarify: Are you announcing that babies are being scalded and burned in India? ...Read more
How often can an infant be bathed? My two month old currently gets a bath every 2-3 days before bedtime and sleeps better. Can it be done nightly?
Varies with need: The frequency you describe is usually fine.More frequent bathing can extract natural skin oils & lead to more rashes. You might try laying baby on a heating pad for a few minutes on a low heat level to reproduce the relaxing effect of a bath. A few will tolerate a nightly bath without skin issues & many need to by the time they get mobile. Try either way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infrequent or not: There are two schools of thought. One is infrequent bathing to avoid drying out the skin with baths no more than every other day and maybe less often. The other approach is more frequent but brief baths in tepid water to hydrate the skin. The key is frequent use of moisturizering cream. An allergist or dermatologist can help determine which approach is best for your infant. ...Read more
Bathing baby: Enjoy it this is a payday! It is important to not let the umbilical cord get wet because it could then get infected easier. So keep the Tummy up and soak water all around the body and watch the slash fun happen. No soap. Doesn't need it. Dry well and keep the baby warm. After a while you and your baby will love this special time. Relax and enjoy it. ...Read more
No: Fever is good, as it helps the body fight off infection. As long as baby looks happy and playful, you don't need to treat the fever at all. If s/he is fussy (and over 2 months), you can give Acetaminophen (tylenol). If it is bathtime and baby looks fine despite a fever, there is no reason s/he can't take a bath -- but no need to give the bath to specifically to lower the fever. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With Supervision: Children need to be supervised at bathtime. Do not leave your child, or even turn away, to answer the door or phone. Do not make the water deep, or too hot. Avoid getting water in mouth or nose, as this may frighten your child. Avoid getting soap in the eyes as this is uncomfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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