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How do I give my infant a bath in the bathtub?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bath seat

Make sure you have your soap, washcloth, a cup for rinsing and towel handy then place baby in a bathseat or baby tub within your tub.
Gently wash their face and the rest of their body with the soap and washcloth. Then rinse with a cup of water. Last, gently shampoo with baby shampoo and rinse their head. A large kitchen sink works as well as the tub and is less strain on your back.

In brief: Bath seat

Make sure you have your soap, washcloth, a cup for rinsing and towel handy then place baby in a bathseat or baby tub within your tub.
Gently wash their face and the rest of their body with the soap and washcloth. Then rinse with a cup of water. Last, gently shampoo with baby shampoo and rinse their head. A large kitchen sink works as well as the tub and is less strain on your back.
Dr. Becky White
Dr. Becky White
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics

In brief: Bath

First make sure that the temperature of the water right, if your baby is able to seat you can get a special seat to put inside the bathtub and never never leave your baby unsupervised.

In brief: Bath

First make sure that the temperature of the water right, if your baby is able to seat you can get a special seat to put inside the bathtub and never never leave your baby unsupervised.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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