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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.
How much water should I put in the baby bathtub?
It is debatable how much water to use. Some people advise a water level of just 5-8 centimeters and keeping your baby warm during their bath by pouring warm water over their body. Others say that a water level that covers your baby's …
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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