Bathing a newborn
Bathing a newborn for the first time can seem a little daunting. While submerging your newborn in a tub of water is safe and appropriate for most babies, a simple alternative is a sponge bath. Bathing very young babies every few days is all that is needed. This can also help protect fragile baby skin from drying out.
Bathing your growing baby
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