Bathing Your Newborn Baby

Bath time can be a great time to bond and have fun with your newborn. Until the umbilical cord falls off and the belly button heals, give your baby sponge baths. After that you can give your baby a tub bath every few days.

When it is time for tub baths, make it as easy as you can for both yourself and your baby. Baby tubs that fit inside sinks are ideal. The kitchen sink is a good place, as the counter space is a perfect place to swaddle your baby when bath time is over.