Baby Skin 101

 

artwork-06Newborn babies are bundles of joy, known for their cuteness and soft skin.  Here are some tips to help you protect and maintain your baby’s skin.
When it comes to bathing your baby, you may want to get all the help you can from your partner, especially in the beginning. Here are 4 essential steps on how to bathe your baby:

 

Step1:
Before bathing your newborn, set up to have your washing station in such a way that there are no sharp edges for the baby to accidentally knock against. Always position the baby’s head away from the faucet.

 

Step2:
You would not want the baby exposed to fluctuating temperatures. A good tip would be to keep the house warm.

 

Step3:
While preparing the bath, fill the tub about 3 inches with water and make sure it’s lukewarm. The best way to check the temperature would be to put your entire hand or elbow inside the water.

 

Step4:
Some moms prefer to use only water on their newborns since they tend to be skeptical about putting chemicals on their skin. Using small amounts of soap that is mild, non-irritant and natural is the best way to go.

 

Bath times don’t have to be nightmares! They can be relaxing and soothing bonding moments for both mum and baby.