A baby bath is one of the best things that can happen to both the parents and their newborn. That being said, babies can be extremely squiggly and they are pretty hard to contain on your own when they are bathing.
If you are a first-time parent and you want to know how you can keep your infant safe when bathing, then do read on to find out some amazing tips.
Assess Your Baby’s Skin Sensitivity and Physical Safety
One of the best things that you can do when bathing your newborn is to always be there for them. What I mean is that whenever someone else is bathing them, you have to be close by to supervise. Of course, you can do something else, provided that you are within the vicinity so that you can supervise.
That being said, make sure that you always have your eyes on your baby because they can easily drown even with just an inch or two of water. When you incorporate some toys into the mix so that they will get distracted, make sure that you are getting something that does not have any sharp edges or those that can bruise your newborn’s highly-sensitive skin.
Also, it is best that you get a baby bathtub with rounded corners so that in the event that they will move around, they won’t get scraped or bruised.
Here are some additional tips to help you further reduce the risks of injury:
- You shouldn’t bathe your baby every day because their bodies do not smell like adults do. Instead, just bathe them 2-3 times a week
- Installing a bath net will ensure that your baby stays in place if ever you need to go someplace really quick to get something
- When you bathe them, it is always important to use your free hand to support them by putting it under your baby
- Before you start bathing your infant, make sure that you have all of the things necessary so that you do not have to go away too far. Things that should always be present during bath time include towels, baby soap, shampoo, diapers, washcloths, and hairbrush/comb
- Always bathe your baby a few distances from any electrical outlets
- Always put water before you put the baby in the bathtub
- Make sure that the water temperature is lukewarm. Any temperature hotter or colder than that could be dangerous to your infant
- Always keep electrical appliances away
- Never let your baby touch the tap. If they are so fidgety and they always have this compulsion to turn it, just install tap guards.
It is always best that you use organic soap for your baby and a hypoallergenic one at that. This is to ensure that it is apt for your baby’s sensitive skin.
As much as possible, do not buy shampoos or soaps that are too fragrant since these may not go well with your baby’s body.
In case of emergency, have some emergency numbers that you can call at the ready.