A lot of parents collect a number of items to help with giving their baby a bath, but you do not have to keep them completely clean as your baby is not likely to go anywhere, anytime soon, as you have awhile before they are able to be on the move. Now it will be a smart thing to do is not give a baby their first bath until after circumcision and their umbilical cord area is completely healed.
So, when it comes to the first bath for your baby, you will want to use a few inches of lukewarm water and keep a towel nearby. Many parents will use their hands when lathering their baby with soap and cupping one of their hands to rinse their baby. It might be safer to have a measuring cup of warm water to be used for rinsing the soap off your baby’s body and a wash cloth for the lathering. Always remembering to keep at least one hand on your baby to prevent slipping. Most first baths are done in the kitchen sink, so remember to move the facet out of the way to avoid the baby from bumping their head and make it easier for you to maneuver, as well.
Babies should not receive a lot of baths as they do not sweat or get dirty that much, especially early on in their life. It is a good idea to limit the baths so that your baby doesn’t lose the natural oils in their delicate skin and become dry. Also, remember to slowly allow your baby to adapt to the change in temperature when lowering them into the water, especially the first time. After the bath, be sure to check your baby’s skin for any reaction to the soap and/or shampoo you have used. You never know when your baby could be allergic to the chemicals used in any product.