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bathingf a newborn

(13 Posts)
bumbly Wed 26-Sep-07 21:16:34

got thinking from another thread i started

when you bath a newborn if you add a product say bath johnson lavender soap

...do you rinse that of or just leave it in the water ...and that's it??

LadyVictoriaOfCake Wed 26-Sep-07 21:17:17

i dont use a product. just water.

hotcrumpets Wed 26-Sep-07 21:17:40

You don't need to use anything when you are bathing a newborn, I just use warm water.

They really don't need anything else smile

MrsBadger Wed 26-Sep-07 21:18:17

don't add product

JARM Wed 26-Sep-07 21:18:26

i never added anything to the bath water itself for a good few months after they were born, and only if necessary did i use any form of soap.

When i did use soap, i just rinsed baby with the bath water and ensured i dried baby thoroughly.

think ive answered the question lol

seeker Wed 26-Sep-07 21:19:29

I didn't bath mine - I just topped and tailed for ages.

Spoo Wed 26-Sep-07 21:19:48

A new born should be bathed in just water for at least the first month. I would avoid using any products if I were you.

bumbly Wed 26-Sep-07 21:19:56

but water alone seems ot be drying the skin - i too wanted to not use anything but....

MrsBadger Wed 26-Sep-07 21:20:49

how often are you bathing?

no need to do it too often if they are dry

MrsBadger Wed 26-Sep-07 21:21:44

oh and oil them afterwards if you want to moisturise

soap etc in the water will most likely dry her out more

policywonk Wed 26-Sep-07 21:23:58

Just dunk 'em in the sink after you've finished the dishes. grin

lizziemun Wed 26-Sep-07 22:12:10

Just water.

I have to say dd2 is 19 days old and has only been bath 3 times (one of them in hospital after birth).

I do top and tail her every morning.

Rhubarb Wed 26-Sep-07 22:14:38

Get that Horns N Halos baby bath, put some water in the sink, add the baby bath, stick baby in, splash it over a bit and then get it out. Job done for another couple of days!

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