Bathing your baby


When bathing your baby, an appropriate personal hygiene routine will help prevent irritation, redness and dryness for their skin.

 

Here are our tips for a suitable bath and temperatures for your baby: 

  • Cleanse their skin once a day, ideally in the evening, as a bath has calming qualities to help your baby get to sleep.
  • The temperature of the bath (or shower) water should be between 35 and 37°C.
  • Heat the bathroom to 22-24°C.
  • The bath should last no longer than 15 minutes.
  • Do not use ordinary soap, which could cause skin irritation and dryness.
  • After bathing, dry their skin carefully, including skin folds, to prevent any irritation.

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