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Baby bath basics:
A parent’s guide
By Mayo Clinic staff
Wonder
how to do
a baby
bath?
Here’s a
step-by-
step guide
to help you
master the
basics.
Bathing a slippery newborn can be a nerve-
racking experience. Your baby may not
like it much, either. With a little practice,
however, you’ll both start to feel more
comfortable at bath time. Start by learning
baby bath basics.
How often does my
newborn need a bath?
There’s no need to give your newborn a
bath every day. In fact, bathing your baby
more than several times a week can dry out
his or her skin. If you’re quick with clean
diapers and burp cloths, you’re already
cleaning the parts that really need attention
- the face, neck and diaper area.
Is it better to bathe my
baby in the morning or at
night?
That’s up to you. Choose a time when
you’re not rushed or likely to be