5 things to remember when bathing a newborn

  • Do not bathe your newborn until the umbilical cord has completely come off and the belly button is dry and fully healed
  • Make sure you have clean hands before you begin
  • When bathing newborns, use plain water with a few drops of baby oil
  • Leave the delicate areas around the eyes, ears and nose untouched
  • Use a warm towel and make sure to immediately pat dry the baby’s head to prevent heat loss