No matter what your expertise, the first bath is an exciting milestone for both parents and newborns. This article will walk you through the best practices for that very important occasion. First, the bath should not be taken until after the umbilical cord has stopped pulsating.
After that, place a clean towel on your lap and have another towel ready to dry off with afterward. The newest addition will need to be laid down in what is called a supine position (on their back). Have something soft at hand for under them just in case they startle from being wet or cold. Be sure you’ve cleaned out any folds of skin around his neck before it gets wet as this can lead to infection. With one hand supporting him head and shoulders while holding onto his wrist with your other hand, hold him up so he’s above water level then gently lower into tub once enough space has been made by