Bathing your baby is an experience many parents love. It’s a great time to bond,
as the new bundle of joy enjoys the sensation of warm water on their skin. New
parents may wonder if baby needs a bath every day. Researchers and
paediatricians suggests, there’s no need to give new-born a bath every day.
Until the baby’s umbilical cord stump falls off, washing him/her with a soft
sponge or cotton is enough. Once the cord heals, bathing babies three times a
week is just enough until baby becomes more adaptable in their new world. In
fact, a lot of babies get rashes and dry skin from too many baths in earlier
days. Obviously, baby must be kept clean even if you don’t give them a bath, so
always wash their face and neck with a soft cloth or cotton after feedings or
reflux. Also, it’s very essential to clean their genitals after each diaper
change. Though not necessary, after a few months, daily baths can be given.