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What do I need to bathe my baby?
You will need a soft washcloth and a clean basin, sink, or baby bathtub. Baby shampoo and soap can be used. Be sure to use baby products, as babies have more sensitive skin than adults and require special products. Alternatively, if your baby isn't …
How often should I give my baby a bath?
There is no need to bathe your baby every day. With the wiping they receive after feeding and nappy changes, most babies only need a bath every other day. Bathing them several times a week can dry out their skin.
Should I clean behind my baby boy's foreskin?
The foreskin is fused to the head of the penis and retracts on its own around the age of puberty. Until then, there is no need to clean under it.
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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 14 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: How to bathe a baby