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(HealthDayNews) -- Giving your newborn a tub bath for the first time can be daunting. Ease your anxiety by preparing properly for the event.
The Cincinnati Children's Hospital offers these guidelines:
Select a bath site. Good places include the bathtub, kitchen sink, or bathroom sink.
If you're using a portable baby bathtub, make sure it's on a sturdy table, and never carry the bathtub with your baby in it.
Gather all your supplies before filling the tub and undressing your baby.
Fill the tub with three inches of water. Don't add soap or bubble bath to the water. This can dry your infant's skin.
As you slowly place your baby into the tub, use a calm, reassuring voice to soothe your child. Support your child's head with your hand.
Use your other hand to gently wash and rinse your infant.
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