Babys first bath

The First Baby Bath: Everything You Need To Know

Giving your baby a bath for the first time can be overwhelming. Babies are delicate and so is their skin! When bathing a newborn, there are a few things to consider to ensure you take care of their skinBabies have different skin care needs as their skin can be extremely sensitive. Taking this into account, bath time is essential for your baby to have soft and healthy skin. Follow the tips below to prepare a gentle, healthy and safe bathing experience.


Post birth, this particular question is on the mind of every new parent. You can play it safe if you wait until the rest of the umbilical cord has completely fallen off before taking the first bath. This will prevent possibility of germs in the bath water from contaminating the wound on your baby’s belly. Until then, use a washcloth and clean warm water to wipe your little one. Even sponge baths are sufficient! To do this, gently wipe your baby’s body, don't forget the folds of skin, hands and face. Every time you change your baby’s diaper, clean the bottom and genital area. It is best to have a bowl of lukewarm water ready next to the changing table.

When is it time for the first baby bath?
The first bath!

The first bath!

It’s never a bad idea to prepare in advance. This allows you and your baby time to enjoy the little bonding session! Make sure you keep all materials such as washcloths, towels, blankets and fresh diapers close at hand. This brings us to the question … “How do I wash my baby properly?

Follow these instructions in 4 steps:-