Infants need a lot of care, some practice and extra time while bathing them. If your baby is crawling around, it is necessary to make him or her bath once or twice a week as he or she will start to get dirtier. Here we have shortlisted some baby bathing techniques and you have to choose one best as per you and your home situation.
Different Baby Bathing Techniques
Clean your sink & plug it. Fill your plugged sink with warm water about 2 to 3 inches. Seat your kid in the sink by supporting his/her head and neck with your one hand. Use damp and soapy washcloth to wash the baby and rinse him/her with a neat and clean, damp washcloth. In sink bath, you have to remain standing during the baby bath and it reduces the time to clean the things you need to do afterwards. Make sure you are pouring warm bathwater over the baby during bathing to keep him/her warm.
The one of the advantages of using this technique is that you can move the tub to any location that is convenient to you. Make sure that tub is large enough for your baby to lie down inside it. Put the tub on a sturdy and level of surface should be waist high. The tub should be filled with 2 or 3 inches of water. Place your baby in the tub by supporting the baby’s head and neck by hand. The baby face should be up in the tub. Use soapy washcloth to bath the baby & rinse him/her off with the help of damp washcloth. Keep in mind not to use the soap around his/her eyes. Always use a cup to pour clean water over the baby while using tub bathing technique.
Take a soft towel or changing pad and place it on a warm and flat surface. Use a kitchen counter as it will help you from leaning over while bathing your infant. On the other hand, a warm floor will let you spread out in the case you require to. Put a sink of warm water next to you. Wrap your naked baby within a towel and only expose his/her that body part that you are washing. This method helps the baby to stay warm. Take plain warm water from basin to wash the baby. You can use soap to wash baby if he or she is actually dirty and has a bad odor.