Bathtime is all about multi-tasking and being alert, but thats easier said than done. Follow these simple steps to ensure your baby is safe during bathtime.
1.How to Keep Your Baby Safe During Bathtime
2. As the scouts say: Be prepared Be prepared for every eventuality: Before beginning, have everything within arms reach (towels, soap etc.). If you are missing something, just forget about it. 3. Choose the right temperature Dont inflict a hot bath on your newborn! The temperature should be roughly 37C.Always test with your elbow Its more sensitive than your hand. You only need 2-3 inches of water. 4. Learn the safety hold Ease your baby into the bath with the safety hold. Support head & shoulders with 1 hand and their bottom & legs with your other hand. Remember: Go feet-first into the bath. 5. Buy a non-skid matPlace a non-skid mat down to keep your child in one place.Dont make it more difficult than it should be for your little one to stay put. 6. Cover that tap!Buy a tap protector to avoid your babys soft head coming into contact with a solid tap. Theyre dirt cheap & come in novelty designs so will keep your baby amused at the same time! 7. Hair washing: The tricky part Support their back with 1 hand, reclining the head ever so slightly. With your spare hand, lather a small dollop of shampoo onto their head. Rinse with a damp flannel. Remember: Their hair produces little oil, so youll only need to do this once a week, twice at max. 8. Top Safety Tips Never top-up the bath with hot water - If youre concerned about your child getting cold, heat your bathroom. Never run the bath whilst your baby is in it: The sudden change in temperature will either startle or scaled them. 9. Top Safety TipsClean from head-to-toe: Starting from the cleanest part to the dirtiest. Dont clean the inside of your babys ears - This could damage their ear drums. 10. Learn More About Bathtime Safety Baby bath basics: A parents guide Bathing your babyBathtime Safety How to keep your baby safe during bathtimeTips for safe bathing