Washing and bathing your baby is a special time, and you can never be too cautious! There are several things you can do to make bathing easier and safe.
Babies enjoy lots of different ways of bathing, and they can be bathed in several ways:
being in their own baby bath
with other children
having a bath or shower with an adult.
Take great care as babies are slippery when wet!
A daily bath is not always needed; a face, hands, and bottom wash is fine on some days. If your baby doesn’t like the bath, you could try to:
bathe them when they’re not hungry or tired
wash a little at a time rather than a full bath
wrap your baby in a towel and gently lower them into the water as you unwrap them
lie a warm face cloth on top of your baby’s tummy in the bath
gently splash water on them
bathe your baby with an adult.
It is important to always have an adult or responsible teenager 14 years and over to stay with your baby and always keep a hand on them when they are in the bath.
Read more about safety tips during bathing. This includes preventing drowning and burns.