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How To Prepare For Your Baby's First Bath?

Dr Pooja AttreyPT
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How To Prepare For Your Babys First Bath

Newborns are precious and oh-so-fragile! As with many new mommies out there, you might also be worried about giving your baby their first bath. Bathing your little one can be a special and fun ritual that can help strengthen that amazing bond between you both. To help you make sure that you are bathing your newborn bundle of joy the right way, our Proparent blogger Dr Pooja Attrey shares some wonderful tips on what to do and what to avoid–

  1. It is important that you be well prepared beforehand – make sure you have all the accessories for your baby's bath ready, and the water temperature is just right. Read on to find out how
  2. All the steps involved in your baby's bath procedure– from undressing them the right way, how to hold and support your baby during their bath, and how to bathe them slowly, feet first
  3. The best ways to use shampoo and body wash
  4. Taking care of your baby after their bath is finished – what works best
  5. Read on for a helpful checklist of Do's and Don'ts to keep in mind – and more on how to bathe your newborn baby at home, and ensure your baby and you enjoy their bath-time


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Dr Pooja AttreyPT

| Aug 29, 2017

hi Pranita. .A very good point u have raised here.. what u are sayung is true and also let me add some things along.. first the list of things to be used guven here is as general as it could be. child to child use and need of toiletries differ! second true APA has given info about powder use in babies,but than again the basis for that is climatic. also humidity plays a role. for 24 hrs diaper babies.. powder around genitals not recommended which is usually the case with american babies and now a days babies in metro cities. Also powder application doesnt mean u put it there n forget it till next bath... it might be cleaned n put again time to time if required so . it implies that the creases areas must be kept dry by applying telcom. thirdly,the baby powders are specifically designed so as not to cause any ingestion or otherwise injury but still it is strongly recommended to NEVER sprinkle telcom on babies... u must take small amounts powder in ur hands and spread it evenly and than apply to babys body. and last... even with all the precautions,again everything.. as little as these basic things.. differ from kid to kid.. read babys body signs and check for any reaction to every baby product before u choose it for ur little one! even for my son,i could never use any product other than ubtan and coconut oil as nothung suited him!

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Pichammal Lingam

| Aug 24, 2017

useful info

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Pranita

| Aug 24, 2017

As advised by my pediatrician, powder must not be used on infants at all. Strictly not on the genital creases as powder absorbs urine... which again stays on skin for a very long time.. causing an infection. powder applied on the neck could be inhaled by the baby.. causing respiratory problems. Please refer to American Academy of Pediatrics for any clarification The American Academy of Pediatrics points out that baby powder can cause breathing trouble and serious lung damage for babies if they inhale the particles. (And it's hard to keep powder out of the air when you're using it. ) This is especially true of talc-based powders, with their small, easily inhaled particles.

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Amrin Afreen

| Aug 24, 2017

thanks for this wonderful information

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