Bathing a Newborn Baby (with Umbilical Cord): Step-by-step Video

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congratulations mommy and daddy on your

new arrival hygiene is an important

aspect of baby care and a daily bath is

essential to keep your baby clean and

fresh you can make a baby anytime but it

is advisable to do so before our feet

bathing your baby too soon after feet

can cause your baby to be uncomfortable

and spit out milk if it is your first

time bathing your little one you will

probably feel anxious but with constant

practice you will gain confidence and

your baby will get used to bath time and

enjoy it

most babies find warm water soothing and

embark may help a fussy baby to relax

and calm down if you are still new to

baby bathing you may want your spouse to

help you you will need the following

items to bathe your baby a bathtub jug

of water cool boil water cotton wool

balls bin or a plastic bag to contain

soil cotton wool balls a face cloth

towel bath soap baby clothes a diaper

and a baby wrap if necessary before you

start do remember to wash your hands

with soap and water and ensure that you

have all the necessary items remember

never leave your baby unattended during

bath time preparing the bath fill the

basin with cold water first then warm

water up the one-third level of the tub

mix the water well and use the inner

part of your forearm to test the

temperature of the water make sure it is

comfortably warm and not too hot

squeeze two drops of baby soap into the

water and mix well place your baby on to

the bath towel and gently remove the

best talk to your baby so that he feels


leaf has diapers on and wrap them up

with the towel keeping his head and feet

wrapped within the towel cleaning your

baby's eyes dip the cotton ball into the

cool boiled water and squeeze out the

excess water clean your baby's eye by

starting from the inner corner of the

eye and move outwards use a new piece of

cotton ball for each eye and him in one

stroke do not be use the same piece to

clean back and forth observe for any

sticky or yellowish discharge on your

baby's eyes and bring him to the doctor

if the discharge persists cleaning your

baby's face wash your baby's face using

cool boil water you can either use a

face cloth or cotton balls dipped in the

water clean your baby's face from center

outwards making sure you wipe the

forehead the nose the cheeks and the

mouth area

washing your baby's hair carry her baby

using a football fold with the palm of

your hand supporting his head and neck

and tucking him between your arm and the

side of your body tilt his head slightly

backwards over the bath basin and wash

his hair then dry his head gently with

the corner of the towel wrap please your

baby on the table to unwrap him and

remove his diapers

if your baby is soil clear this buttocks

area with wet wipes wash your hands

after cleaning if your baby has passed

motion you are now ready to place baby

into the tub of water for his bath

washing the baby's body position your

left hand on the baby's shoulder to

support it and hook your fingers under

the baby's armpit to have a good grasp

slide your right hand under the buttocks

and grip the baby's tie and lick the

baby into the bathtub


allow your baby to sit in the tub with

your left hand still supporting a baby

shoulders while keeping your baby's head

above the water level release your right

hand grip and bathe the babies front and

private area with the help of a face

cloth once done use your right hand to

take over the grip under the baby stamp

it and allow him to lean forwards over

your right arm while you clean his back

and buttocks with your left hand talk

and sing to your baby as you bathe him

to make bath time enjoyable when you are

done lift him out of the water the same

way you brought him in place your baby

gently onto the towel and pat him dry

pay attention to the skin force and be

sure to dry behind the ears in between

his fingers and toes under his armpit

and private area

before dressing your baby be sure to

clean the umbilical area the UH glycol

cod will drop off in about five to seven

days if you notice any bleeding or

foul-smelling discharges you should

relieve the cord and consult a doctor if

symptoms persist cleaning your baby's

umbilical cord wash your hands before

cleaning them like a cod use cotton

balls dipped in cool boil water and

squeeze dry to clean the base of the

cord with one circular motion discard

the swap after use then with a clean

swab clean the sides of the card from

the base upwards each time using a new

piece of swamp

clean the core clamp and the tip of the

cord dressing your baby do not move a

dress your baby wear clothes that are

comfortable for the environment you may

apply baby lotion on your baby before

dressing him up but baby powder is not

encouraged cuddle your baby often to

reassure him to encourage your spouse to

take part in bathing your baby as it is

a wonderful opportunity for bonding with

your baby feeling clean fresh and

comfortable it is time for a good feed

babies usually sleep better after one

bath - congratulations on successfully

bathing your baby practice makes perfect

and all mommies and daddies can do it