Bath Time

Instead of submerging your baby in water, you’ll need to give her a sponge bath until her umbilical cord falls off. There’s no certain time that you need to bathe your baby, but many parents like to schedule bath time before bed as a part of the bedtime routine. It’s better to give a bath either before or at least one hour after a feeding. Babies with full tummies tend to spit up in the tub.

You won’t need to give your baby a bath every day. More than three or four baths a week can give some babies dry skin. Be sure that you never leave your baby alone, even for a second, when she’s in the tub or sink. And always check the water temperature with the inside of your wrist to make sure the water’s not too warm before putting your baby in a tub.