Posted by: rosec2 | November 12, 2010

Make Bathing Time Less Stressful

 

Bathing your newborn/infant can be one of the challenging things especially for new moms.  Bathing a newborn needs patience and time.  Little babies are so fragile and delicate that it takes extra care to attend to them.  Sometimes mothers may feel they will unintentionally drop their newborn in the process of giving them a bath and so they often don’t do it.

Bathing your newborn/infant can actually help them relax and sleep better at night and that can give you the mother sometime to enjoy your sleep too. How often you bath your baby depends on you.  Before you bath your baby, gather all the supplies you need to make bathing time smooth sailing because it is not advisable to leave your baby unattended in the bath, not even for a few minutes or seconds. 

Bathing Needs:

  • Safe place for bath
  • Appropriate water temperature for baby
  • Mild soap or body wash for baby’s delicate skin
  • Washcloth
  • Baby lotion
  • Diaper
  • Etc.

Responses

  1. Can you give your baby too many baths during the day? My sister-in-law used to give my nephew 2 baths in the morning and 2 at night. Why a child would need that many baths a day is beyond me.

  2. Thank you for the information of bathing needs. It helps me to know what kinds of things I should prepare for. I think it’s a big challenge to do bathing babies but we just need to figure out how to make babies feel comfortable while they take a shower.

  3. This is a good list of things to have on hand. Any good tips on how to make it easier while bathing your baby?

  4. Do you have any suggestions on where to bath your baby? Would it be recommended to get a baby bath or would sink work just fine?

    I think that the fact bathing will help a baby sleep better should be a motivating factor for mothers!

  5. Thanks for the great tips. Anything to make that anything baby related easier is a great thing.

  6. How often are you supposed to give a newborn a bath?

  7. Babies are so slippery when wet. I was always afraid that I would drop my siblings and that they’d hit their head.

  8. Bathing your baby is also a great bonding time. I remember how much I loved giving my little baby sister and brother baths when they were born. You realize how helpless they are and dependent, and it makes you love them that much more.


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