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Baby Care Part 2: How to bathe a baby

Hello mommies, this is part 2 of my baby care series.  I know you are probably saying I already know how to bathe a baby because i'm already a mom and I have grand kids as well.   Well, for those of you who already know how to do this, I'm just re-iterating this and I'm helping all the new moms out there and soon-to-be mommies.  On my previous post, part 1, I talked about how to change a baby's diapers, so if you missed it, you can click here.  

Step #1
Gather up all of the bath necessities. Items ranging from: baby body wash, brush, shampoo, towel, baby bath tub or whatever you will be using to bathe him/her. 

Step #2
Fill the tub with 2-3 inches of warm water (not hot water) at about 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step #3
Remove all of the baby's cloth and bring them to the tub.

Step #4
Slowly place your baby into the baby tub. Please use one hand to support their little neck and head. Remember to pour small amounts of water onto baby's body to keep them from getting cold.

Step #5
This is the fun part, you get to splash baby with water, washing their little body. Washing their little toes, fingers, back, neck, head and hair, and do this about a couple of times. Use a moistened cotton ball or wipe to clean his eyes and face. As goes for your baby's genitals, a routine washing is a great idea. If for some reason, there is dried mucus has gotten on the corners of your baby's nostrils or eyes, just use a small section of a moistened wipe to clean them.

Step #6
Rinse your baby thoroughly with a clean washcloth.

Step #7
Wrap your baby in a hooded towel or regular towel and pat him dry.  If their skin is a little dry, you might want to rub a mild lotion on them.

I hope this clears up some of your question that was puzzling you!

Best wishes to you and your new bundle of joy,
LaTersa Blakely

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