Cheers! We are glad to serve one more European client to set up their baby spa in Switzerland. While we sharing the happiness of one more of our successful baby spa case, there are some tips we would like to offer to th new parents about how to bathe your little one correctly and comfortably in addition to enjoying the SPA in hot baby spa tub.
Bathing. It’s a part of life. As adults, we know what to do, but bathing our babies and kids can get tricky.
When it’s time to bathe your newborn for the first time, will you do it right? Many parents build bath time into their child’s nightly routine. It’s a great tool to get your child to relax, unwind and prepare for sleep. But how often should you really be bathing them?
Let’s review 10 common questions about the correct way to bathe your child:
What is the most important thing parents should know about bath time?
One in 5 parents have left their child alone in the bathtub or pool, and 2 in 5 admit being distracted while their child was in the tub. Never leave your child unattended or turn away from her during bath time — not even for a second.
What do I need before I start a bath?
Have all the bath time supplies ready ahead of time and at arms-reach, such as:
A clean washcloth
A cup for rinsing with water
A mild hypoallergenic baby shampoo/wash
2 warm, soft, dry towels: one to lay your baby down on, and another for drying off (the hooded baby towels are often easier to use)
A clean diaper and clean, warm clothes/pajamas
What’s a good temperature for bath water?
Bath water should be around 100 degrees F to avoid burns. Fill the infant tub with no more than 2 inches of water. Check the water with your hand before putting your child in the tub. Never add water to the tub with your baby inside.
How do I bathe my newborn?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), your newborn should have only sponge baths during her first week or two, until the stump of the umbilical cord falls off. Here’s how to sponge bath:
Lay your baby on a fluffy blanket or towel anywhere that’s flat and comfortable (e.g., changing table, bed, floor, etc.).
Have a basin of water, a damp washcloth, and mild baby soap within reach before you begin.
Wash your baby’s face with water first, then dip the washcloth in soapy water to gently wash the rest of her body. Pay special attention to creases under the arms, behind the ears, around the neck, and the genital area.
Keep your baby wrapped in a towel, and expose only the parts of her body you are actively washing at a time.
When can I stop the sponge bath and switch to a normal bath?
Once your baby’s umbilical area is healed, you can switch to a normal bath. Fill the tub before putting your baby in it, with a water level in the tub of about 3 or 4 inches. Make the first baths as gentle and brief as possible.
What bath tub should I use?
For the daily bath, experts recommend using a sturdy, hard plastic child bathtub. Avoid infant bath seats (which are capable of tipping over), or inflatable tubs (which may be more likely to collapse). Drain the tub completely after each use to avoid rust and mold. Sometimes you can take your little one to enjoy a baby spa in hot baby spa tub, which is good for baby's health.