There's nothing more adorable than a baby in a tub full of bubbles. But if you're up to your ears in dirty diapers and bottle washing, you may want to turn this task over to someone else at the end of the day. If your partner wants to get in on the action, you should know the ways dads can and should help with bath time.
Newborn babies don't need to be bathed daily, but baths have other amazing benefits at this age. The warm water and feel of a parent's touch helps slow down baby's heart rate and blood pressure and provides a relaxing effect, according to U.S. News & World Report.
And unlike childbirth and breastfeeding, bath time is a time when dad can roll up his sleeves and play a major role in the process. His involvement can do double duty, allowing him to develop his own special bond with the baby while giving mom a much needed break.
If your guy is a little nervous about the idea of bathing, let him start off slowly. Let him get his feet (and probably his shirt) wet with a few tasks like preparing the water, assisting you with washing, and even applying lotion afterwards. Before you know it, he'll be having so much fun that he may relieve you of your bathing duties all together.