When newly born baby, do not need to be bathed too, as long as you properly clean the part that makes contact with the diaper whenever it changes. Bathing two or three times a week in the first year of life is more than enough, because otherwise it may dry out the skin.
During the first few weeks until it falls off the stump of the umbilical cord, you should only give sponge baths in a warm place on the bed or changing table or any hard surface, covered by a quilt or a fluffy towel, still hold with one hand, to prevent the child from falling.
Before you begin please have a pot with water, a damp sponge and rinse well (not containing soap scum), a mild soap suitable for the baby, keep your child covered with a towel and only discover the party will sanitize.
Use the damp cloth on top to wash his face and avoid getting soap in his eyes. Then dip the sponge in soapy water and hand sanitizing go by their body. As the umbilical area has healed you can put your child in the water.
When this happens, fill the tub with about 2 inches of water to feel very warm, not hot to the touch with the back of the wrist or elbow. Once you have stripped the baby, immediately enter the water to keep cool. Use one hand to put up the head and the other to get him into the tub, starting with the feet. Speak in a soft voice, and stimulating as the rest goes down the body until it is inside the tub.
Most of the body and the baby’s head should be above the water level for safety reasons, so you must constantly pour water on the child’s body to keep warm. Use a soft cloth to wash his face and hair, using shampoo once or twice a week. Gently massage your scalp, including the area covering the soft spots to remove traces of soap or shampoo from his head, hollowed the hand on the forehead of the baby in such a way that the water fall to the sides rather than on their eyes.
In case of soap in his eyes and the baby cries in protest, just take a clean, damp cloth and rinse baby’s eyes with warm water to remove soap scum and the child opened his eyes again. Always wash your baby’s body from top to bottom, taking care to their genitals.