No, you don’t need to buy a baby bathtub. There are plenty of ways that you can safely bathe your baby in the sink, in a full-sized regular bathtub or even in the shower. But, they do make life a lot easier for new parents that haven’t yet mastered baby bath time.
What can I use instead of a baby bath?
Newborn babies are so tiny that any biggish bowl can serve just fine for a bath. Other options would include any bucket you have on hand, and of course your kitchen or bathroom sink. Anything that holds water can be a bathtub.
How long do you use a baby bathtub?
As helpful as baby tubs can be at bath time (especially with a slippery newborn who can’t support her head), your baby will outgrow most infant tubs quickly—by six months or so. As soon as she’s sitting up unassisted, she may be ready to bathe in a “big girl tub” with a nonskid mat.
How do you bathe a baby without a bath?
Topping and Tailing: Washing Your Baby Without a Bath
Hold your baby in your lap or on a changing mat, in just a vest and nappy, and wrap him or her in the towel. Dunk a piece of the cotton wool in the water (it should be damp, but not dripping wet), and gently wipe around your baby’s eyes.
Can you bathe babies in the shower?
Bathing your baby or toddler in a shower is perfectly do-able and perfectly safe, with good supervision and a little planning. If your child is very young and not able to stand in the shower on his or her own, all you really need to do is get an inflatable bathtub you can put in the shower stall.
How often should babies bathe?
How often does my newborn need a bath? There’s no need to give your newborn a bath every day. Three times a week might be enough until your baby becomes more mobile. Bathing your baby too much can dry out his or her skin.
How often should I bathe my 2 month old baby?
A bath 2-3 times a week is enough to keep your newborn clean. But if your baby really likes baths, your baby can bath once a day. Bathing more than this can dry out your baby’s skin.
Should you feed baby before or after bath?
Bathing your baby safely
It’s best not to bathe your baby straight after a feed or when they‘re hungry or tired. Make sure the room you’re bathing them in is warm. Have everything you need at hand: a baby bath or clean washing-up bowl filled with warm water, two towels, a clean nappy, clean clothes and cotton wool.
Is it OK to get water in baby’s ears?
It’s OK to get water in your baby’s ears. Don’t try to dry the inside of your baby’s ears with cotton swabs (Q-tips); you can damage the eardrum. To get the water out, just gently turn her head to the side and let the water run out, then dry the outside of the ear with a soft towel.