How to dress a baby | How to bathe a newborn

March 20, 2018

The arrival of a newborn at home is not only a great joy, but it's also an adventure full of constant learning where the key to success is being ready and alert, always.

One of the first challenges that many parents face is bathing, sleeping and dressing newborns, there are many fears about it. That’s why we’d like to share the ultimate guide on how to bathe a newborn and also how to dress a baby for all the worried parents out there. Buckle up! We will share with you some recommendations that Beatriz Restrepo gives us. She's a specialist in prenatal education and a breastfeeding consultant.

How to bathe a newborn in a proper way?

The bath must be short and the water should be heated to a suitable temperature. Preferably, warm! You don’t need to use a thermometer, an effective tactic that you can practice is testing the water's temperature with your elbow or use your mom's instinct to know that it is perfect for your little love.

Firmly hold your baby in the bathtub and remember not to get distracted for a second, you have to be aware to prevent him from slipping or turning into the water.

You must have at hand all the implements that are part of their cleaning routine, so do not neglect your babies while they are in the water.

If your babies do not have any health problems or specific recommendations from the pediatrician, there is no problem in bathing them daily ... You can do it even up to two times a day if needed. Did you know that night baths allows you to create a healthy sleep routine?


What kind of products and how can you use them when the bathing time is ahead?

☁ Soap: You can use skin care baby soaps, it should be applied only in the genital area and rinsing with extra care.

☁ Shampoo: You must use the ones that are specialized for babies, use a small amount and do it twice a week by doing gentle massages on their little head.

Remember that it is not advisable to apply soap to the rest of the body.

You can use moisturizers after the bath if you are not exposing your baby to the sun, if you are, it is better not to apply anything.

Your newborn baby should not use cologne because it could cause an allergic reaction, you can start doing it on clothes after 3 months.


If you are going out in the sun, do it with extra care! Remember that the sun is an important source of vitamin D and it is convenient that your newborn baby receives a little each day, ideally, at 9:00 in the morning, it's the time when the concentration of UV rays is lower.

The maximum time for sun exposure is 5 minutes per side of the body; the eyes, head, and private areas must be protected.

How to dress a baby | How to bathe a newborn

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How to dress your baby | How to bathe a newborn

Finally, we’d like to give you the following tips:

Baby hats should be worn during the day only when his daddy is around, all of that in order to avoid babies from taking the hats away and choke on them.

Your baby should be covered during the first few days, however, it is necessary to take into account the outdoor and room's temperature so the babies do not feel the heat or the cold.


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