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.