This video shows a baby's first bath in the hospital and why some parents decide not to give them their first bath in the hospital. If you want to, you can give your baby a bath two hours after the birth. Just as long as your baby is healthy and full-term, his body temperature is normal, and the room is warm. In some hospitals and birth centres, your midwife may help you to bathe your baby. However, you’ll probably give your baby his first bath some time after you get home.