It’s one of the most magical first milestones in a baby’s life: baby’s first bath. But mastering the technique of bath time with a slippery precious newborn takes a little knowledge and practice. Here, we take you through everything you need to know about your newborn’s first bath, so that you’re a pro in no time.

When should you bathe a newborn?

Let’s start by addressing an important question: when should you give a baby their first bath? Don’t give your baby their first proper bath until their umbilical cord stump falls off. This happens around 1-3 weeks after birth. Until then, nothing more than a sponge bath, or ‘topping and tailing’ is necessary. 
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