Bathing O Bath every 2-3 days O Mild baby soap or shampoo O Sponge bath before cord heals O Tub bath after cord heals O http://www.babycenter.com/2_how-to-give- your-newborn-a-bath_1486858.bc http://www.babycenter.com/2_how-to-give- your-newborn-a-bath_1486858.bc
How-to Sponge Bath O Lay baby on padded towel O Dip cotton ball in plain water to wipe eyes O Use wet washcloth with no soap to wash face O Wash body with soapy washcloth O Wash diaper area last O Pat dry
Tub Bath O Sink or small plastic tub O Fill with a few inches of water and line with towel O Tip head back so shampoo doesn’t run into eyes O Rinse with clean water O Wash diaper area LAST!
Bottle Feeding Tips O Boil bottles for 5 minutes before first time use and once a week after that O Do not switch formula scoops! Different sizes! O ALWAYS SUPPORT NECK
Handling O Muscles aren’t strong enough to support head O Gentle and always hold head! O NEVER LIFT AN INFANT BY ARMS!
Handling (cont.) O Slide hand under babies bottom O Use forearm for extra support O Hold baby upright, cradled in the curve of your arm O If holding over chest – one hand on bottom, another hand on back of head
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