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  • Hi everybody, welcome back. Once your baby's umbilical cord has fallen out, you can bath

  • your baby in water. And what you're going to want to do is buy a tub like this, an infant

  • tub. This makes bathing your baby very, very easy. And you can find these tubs relatively

  • inexpensively. So look into buying one of these tubs. This umbilical cord tends to fall

  • out by the time your baby is two weeks of age so you might want to buy one of these

  • even before your baby is born. Okay, so here I am with my baby I'm going to show you how

  • you can do this initial bath. Now my tub actually has a very clever thing that hooks around

  • the sides of the tub and its padded and it has netting here. So this is a really easy

  • thing to use because as you begin the process of washing your baby, rinsing your baby with

  • water, the water just sort of falls down into the bottom of the tub. So it's a really easy

  • thing so look into a tub with this as well. If you don't have this thing, you can place

  • a towel along the bottom of the tub just so your baby feels a little more cozy and secure

  • and is sitting on a soft surface and not on a hard surface.The tub is also very good because

  • your baby is not overwhelmed by the amount of space around him. It's much cozier and

  • easier for you to have control over the way the baby is situated so it's much safer. Okay,

  • with the sponge bath the key thing here is that you want to have all the elements that

  • you need in place and ready for you when you need them. So you're going to want to have

  • a washcloth and you're going to want to have the towel into which you're going to wrap

  • your baby at the end within arms reach. And then what I do actually is I take two plastic

  • kitchen bowls -- I make sure they are very clean and rinsed- and I put water inside of

  • them. In one of them I have lukewarm water, in the other one I also have lukewarm water.

  • And in this bowl, I take my soap -- you're want to use a very gentle soap that's safe

  • for babies- I take my soap and I put a small amount of soap into the lukewarm water and

  • then I just go like this with my hand and incorporate the water into the soap so that

  • it's nice and soapy but it doesn't have to be so strong, it can be relatively diluted.

  • Then using my washcloth, which is clean, I dip this into my lukewarm water and I begin

  • the process of washing my baby. I go between all the folds, holding my baby, you can do

  • this on the floor in the baby's room or you can do it on the bathroom floor. I would tend

  • not to do this on a raised surface, I know some people do that, but I don't think it's

  • as safe. I think you can use this tub on the floor. So I'm going to go within all the folds

  • and at times, I actually put the washcloth aside and I just get in there with my fingers.

  • Sometimes I use my hands to go between my baby's toes, along the creases here in the

  • feet, the bottom of the legs, this is a nice chubby area. Make sure you cover the genital

  • area if you have a girl, important to keep that clean. And I'm making my way up the body-

  • cleaning her hands, her fingers, getting within the folds of the upper arms, of the neck using

  • my hands. And milk can also get stuck behind the ears. You see how I do this and I alternate

  • hands all the while keeping one hand on my little baby. Okay, once the body is finished,

  • I take my hand. I use the washcloth to take the soap off my hand and I take handfuls of

  • clean water and I spoon it over my baby. To make sure all that soap is coming off. And

  • this is how I do my front, like that. I'm going to show you how to do her backside and

  • then we're going to move on and we're going to do the head and we're going to do the face.

  • So in terms of the backside, if you're not comfortable flipping over your baby which

  • is totally normal, one good thing to do is just sort of tilt your baby, tilt her. And

  • carefully go around the backside, like this, okay you do this on both sides- holding her,

  • tilting her, make sure you get her back. And when it comes to the diaper area, you can

  • just sort of lift her legs up a small bit and get in there and get her behind. So there

  • you go, rinsing same principle -- spoonfuls of water like this with your hand to just

  • get that soap off your baby, rinse her off carefully. Now we're going to go on and I'm

  • going to show you how to do her head. Now as opposed to the sponge bath, it's actually

  • less of a concern with washing your baby's head that the water trickle down the back

  • of her of head and not down the front of her head because you're no longer worried about

  • getting the umbilical cord wet, but it's still a nice idea in my view to keep all the soap

  • and everything that's going on here on this side and to not have it trickle down into

  • your baby's face. So when it comes to washing the hair, I put my hand underneath my baby's

  • neck to give her support. Okay, then I take the same soapy water and I massage the head

  • area like this all the while giving support to the neck. I hope you guys can see this.

  • Then while supporting the neck, I use my other hand. And I go along like this, washing her

  • neck in the back, washing her head. My hand is back on the neck, I'm just going to dab

  • my hand onto my washcloth to keep it nice and clean. And I'm going to spoon over my

  • water. This is really an important thing, the taking the water and putting it in a bowl

  • because you want to be very, very careful with temperature. Some people bathe their

  • babies right in the sink and use the running water from the tap but you have to be very

  • careful. It's common for water to have sudden change in temperature and you really don't

  • want your baby to expose to water that's too hot. So there I go, nice and rinsed off. Now

  • I'm going to do the face. Now when it comes to the face, even at this stage, I still don't

  • use soap, I just use water and I use my hands. So I'm going to go, I'm going to clean her

  • forehead, I'm going to clean her cheeks, a little bit on the chin; you can use a washcloth

  • for this also. And now I'm going to do her eyes, with the eyes I use a gauze pad. And

  • I put this out before the bath. And I just use clean water and a gauze pad because you're

  • going to get those really, really gunky eyes and you're going to want to get that stuff

  • out, but you have to be very gently. This is a repeated motion, you don't just whip

  • it all off, it's going to be thick and crusty. And you should not use whips for this, they

  • have chemicals, even if they're safe. You just want to use water and a gauze pad. So

  • you're going to go from the inside of the eye to the outside like this, very gently

  • -- gentle, gentle pressure. And do it repeatedly and gently and sooner or later all that guck

  • is going to come off. Okay, so I have my towel waiting right here. And I'm going to place

  • my towel over my baby like this. Okay, and then I'm going to put one hand over my baby

  • and using the other hand I'm going to wrap the rest of my towel underneath my baby like

  • that so that she's nice and warm. There she goes, she's nice and clean, she's ready for

  • her pajama and you know how to do your baby's bath.

Hi everybody, welcome back. Once your baby's umbilical cord has fallen out, you can bath

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