Bathing Your Baby
It is important to keep your baby clean and comfortable, especially taking care of his belly button to prevent infection. Find out tips on how to handle your baby’s bath.
Step 1: Ensure fans are switched off, with windows and doors closed.
Step 2: Prepare a large absorbent towel, new clothes, a diaper, nappy cream and baby moisturiser (if necessary).
Step 3: Fill warm water in the bath tub to reach between five and seven cm high.
Step 4: Test water temperature by dipping your elbow into the water, temperature between 32ºC and 37ºC, water level of 8 to 10cm.
Step 5: Add a little soap-free baby wash.
Step 6: Place a muslin cloth beside the tub.
Step 7: Cradle baby gently and start bathing him.
Read: Your guide to bathing newborn