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What steps should I follow when giving my baby a sponge bath?

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 more

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How do you give a 6 day old baby a sponge bath?

How do you give a 6 day old baby a sponge bath?

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

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Should I give my baby a regular bath or a sponge bath to lower his fever?

Should I give my baby a regular bath or a sponge bath to lower his fever?

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 more

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What is the safest way to give a baby a bath?

What is the safest way to give a baby a bath?

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 more

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How times per day should I give my baby a bath?

How times per day should I give my baby a bath?

Every 2-3 days: Babies dont need daily baths. They dont produce body odor likes adult. Once every 2-3 days is fine. ...Read more

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Which items will I need to give my baby a bath?

Bathntime: Warm water and a very mild soap that you can use for the body and the hair make sure that the baby is not allergic to the soap. ...Read more

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Can my 2mnths baby take a bath when she has cold?

Can my 2mnths baby take a bath when she has cold?

Yes: A warm bath can be soothing to a fussy baby. The water vapor can help ease the discomfort of irritated nasal passages. Make sure the room air is comfortably warm. ...Read more

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5 month baby. How often should she be bathed and have her hair washed?

5 month baby.  How often should she be bathed and have her hair washed?

Daily?: There is no reason to be worried about bathing. It is important part of hygiene in everyone. Bathe daily and wash the hair as well. If you would like you can do less often. ...Read more

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My newly born baby is 2 weeks old , how often she needs to take bath?

Every few days: New babies basically only soil 2 areas, mouth & bottom. They do fine with sponging clean as needed & a bath every few days is more than enough. Frequent baths remove natural skin oils & cause flaky dry skin. Avoid using lotions that sour & leave baby smelly. They attract dust & lead to more baths than they need. ...Read more