August 2, by Sarah Stapp. I did a talk last weekend at the Baby Expo Chicago on this topic, so I thought, "Why not release it into the internet wild? Surely other parents and parents-to-be could make use of something in this. I came up with it myself. For those of you that have never given a baby a bath before, let me just warn you that we are going to be talking about some things here that are not topics you want to bring up over cocktails or dinner, but I'm doing this now because I care about you and want you to be prepared.
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New babies are so small and wriggly, all new parents can get a little nervous when it comes to bath time. The main thing is to go slowly, and keep a close watch on your wee one. As long as the bath water stays warm, your baby will be fine - so take your time. Make sure you have everything you need within easy reach before you start: towels, cotton wool, a fresh nappy and clean clothes. Check that the temperature of the water is lukewarm with your elbow or bath thermometer, and give it a stir to even out the hot patches before your baby goes in the water. This will protect your wee one and give you peace of mind too. The umbilical cord will fall off around 10 days after your baby is born.
No, Your Kid Doesn’t Need A Bath Every Day
Hmmmmm to start with, i am not bringing my 3 year old son to the ladies in shopping malls already. He is already aware of his gender difference. My husband and I agree that if we are in public, my responsibility is my daughter and his, the son. If my husband isn't around, I'll bring him to the handicap toilet - gender free.
When you're pregnant, the hospital offers a class teaching you how to bathe your newborn. They don't, however, offer a class, or any advice for that matter, as to when you're supposed to stop bathing your kid and have them start bathing themselves. Writing over at Babble , one mom says she was surprised to find out that some people think kids as young as eight should be showering without help from their parents. This mom's seven-year-old daughter has curly hair, which requires more attention and skill than a typical young kid is able to handle.