(HealthDay News) -- Giving an infant a bath can be stressful, as the little one probably hates to get cold.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests how parents can keep newborns safe and comfortable during a bath:
- Make sure you have a towel nearby so you can wrap the baby as soon as you pull the baby from the water.
- Take care not to get the remnants of baby's umbilical cord wet.
- Dip your elbow into the water to make sure it's warm, but not too hot.
- Save shampooing baby's hair for last, so the head stays dry and warm during most of the bath.
- Limit bathing to about every three days.