Your baby's skin is delicate and should be treated gently.
Learn more about how to bathe your baby and treat their skin with care.
Caring for your child
Your baby's skin
Your baby's skin is an amazing organ.
Bathing your baby can be a soothing and happy time that most babies and whānau enjoy.
Cradle cap and hair
Many babies get cradle cap, or their hair will fall out after birth – this is normal.
Umbilical cord (belly button)
Before babies are born, their umbilical cord transferred nutrients (food) from mum to baby.
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