Although the water is often relaxing and comforting to a newborn, sometimes the thought of baby's first bath can seem daunting, especially to first-time parents. If you find yourself worrying about what you should and shouldn't do before this milestone, there are some tips for giving your baby their first bath that can help put your mind at ease.
As you go through the list below, keep in mind that bath time isn't as scary as it may seem. Even better — bath time is one of the few things in a newborn's that parents have complete control over. Think about it — your baby decides when they poop, when they eat, and when they fall asleep. But bath time is different. From picking the bath products and toys you want to use to deciding when a bath is needed, you're able to make the call. And once you you get past the first time in the tub, bath time can even be used in your favor. If you have a fussy baby and need a way to get them to relax.
So for those who will be tackling first baths soon, check out some of the following simple yet effective tips.