How to Bathe a Baby: Safety First


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Be Prepared, Never Leave a Baby Alone, Check Water Temperature and Hold Baby Safely

There are four key considerations for bath time safety. Caregivers need to be organized in order to provide safe and comfortable bathing environments for babies. Never leave a baby alone. Check the water temperature. Hold baby safely. Keep baby warm during and after the bath.

You Don’t Need Special Devices for Baby’s Bath

If you do use a device to prop your baby, remember, it will not be foolproof.  You must always keep a hand on your baby in the bath. Parents and professionals share their insights.


Dr. Andrew Macnab, Dr. Carolyn Steinberg, Dr. Stefanie Green, Kim Millar Lewis, Tammy Timms, Eva Bild