How to bathe a newborn in a large tub

During the first 6 months, it is recommended to bathe children daily, in the summer even 2 times a day. The ideal time is before bed and one of the evening feedings. Water procedures in warm water soothe. Bathe newborn in big bath You can immediately, but certain skills will be required. Of course, the bath must be thoroughly cleaned with baking soda or baby soap. To make bathing comfortable and enjoyable for your child, follow simple rules.
How to bathe a newborn in a large tub

You will need

  • soda or baby soap, potassium permanganate, soft towel


Water should be warm (from 36 to 38 degrees). You don’t need to boil water. To prevent the air in the bathroom from being too humid, pour cold water first, and then add hot water, stirring to evenly distribute heat. They measure the temperature of the water with a special water thermometer, and if it is not there, then you can use the old “grandmother’s” method: lower the elbow of the hand into the water.
It’s best to leave the bathroom door ajar. This is done so that the air temperature in the bathing room is approximately the same as in the rest of the rooms. Then the transition after from the bathroom to others will be soft.
Do not forget about your own hygiene: wash your hands with soap and remove jewelry.
It is better to bathe the baby together. One will support, the other will wash. If there are no assistants, then you can use a special device for bathing children – a hammock. But do not leave the baby unattended in the bath for a second.
Until the umbilical wound has healed, add a solution of potassium permanganate to the water (the water should be slightly pink).
Lower the baby into the water carefully so as not to scare him. Hold the child correctly: grab the shoulder farthest from you with one hand or hold it in the armpit, hold the back of the child’s head with your wrists. This is a kind of insurance for the baby. Gently wash all the wrinkles on the child’s body.
It is best to wash your hair last. Slightly tilt the baby’s head, holding it with the palm of your hand, lather gently with baby soap or baby shampoo. Rinse with water from face to neck. You can pour clean water from the back of the head to the forehead to teach the baby to hold his breath. It is better if you talk to the child at the same time, warning him that you will water your face. For example, “one, two, dive!”
Bathing is over. Wrap the baby with a head in a towel, pat it dry and take it to the room. Wrap in a dry towel.
Treat the umbilical wound, and lubricate the baby’s skin with natural baby oil or cream. If the room is cool, dress your child in soft clothes. The body of the baby keeps the temperature for 15 minutes, then the heat is lost and the baby will freeze. Therefore, all procedures are best done during this time.
Feed the baby and put him to bed. Sleep will be calm and pleasant.
You should not wash your baby every time with soap or other alkaline products. It is better to bathe simply in water or use special oil for bathing babies.
Helpful advice
You can gradually harden the child, pouring water on him 1 degree lower than the water in the bath, and gradually lower the temperature.