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How to Bathe a Baby 1: From Scary to Soothing

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How to Bathe a Baby 1: From Scary to Soothing

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This video reassures you if you are nervous about bathing your baby. It explains the importance and the benefits of bathing a baby. The first few bath times can be challenging, although water is actually a natural environment for new babies. Soon bath time can become a soothing, nurturing experience for all. A fun bath time, with talking, smiling and gentle touch is a positive gift for babies that helps develop language skills and self esteem. Parents and professionals share their insights in this video, which is the first of a series to help you make bath time a positive, nurturing experience.

Featuring: 
Dr. Stephanie Green, Ms Kim Millar Lewis, Ms Tammy Timms
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