pre bathPour the cold water in first and then add the hot water.

Check the temperature with your elbow – it should be comfortably warm, not hot (34-36°C).

You will only need about 3-4 inches of water or enough to cover the baby’s tummy when they are lying down with your arm supporting their neck.

Bathing a newborn baby for the first time can be a bit nerve-wracking for both you and the baby. But, if you set aside enough time so you don’t have to rush and you organize yourself beforehand,you and your baby will both survive the experience and you might even enjoy it.

In any case, you’ll soon establish a routine.

Remember, if you’re giving your baby a full bath, don’t let go of the baby in the water as they could easily slip under the water. Never leave your baby alone in the bath or turn your attention away from them for even a second. This rule holds until your baby is three or four years of age.