“Bathing the New Born Baby”
1. Before you pick up your baby, make sure all your cleaning supplies, such as bath soap, a
nd clean washcloths, are within an arm’s reach. Layout a clean towel on the floor. Support your baby’s bottom with one hand and her back and head with the other. Kneeling close to the bathtub, lower the baby into shallow warm water. Never leave your baby unattended in the bath, not even for a few seconds.
2. Holding her securely under one arm, support her head and shoulders. Use your other hand to wash her neck, chest, and tummy, working out to her arms, hands, legs and feet. Be sure to wash skin folds such as the front of the neck, and under her arms and between digits.
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