Day 152/365: Baby Bathing Tips for Newborn
You should stick with sponge baths for the first several weeks after birth, or until the umbilical stump has fallen off and the area has healed, and (if applicable) the circumcision site has healed. You can sponge-bathe your baby anywhere that is convenient, but it’s best to choose somewhere warm and free from drafts so your baby doesn’t get cold. You can also keep your baby’s clothes on any part of him you’re not washing, and put them back on as soon as each area is cleaned and dried. Simply use a warm, damp washcloth to wash your baby all over, paying special attention to the folds of skin on the neck and knees, her fingers and toes, and the diaper area.