Bathing your baby can be fun. Everyone has those nude photos that grow up to be embarrassing, but that only happens when the baby is big enough to stand up and splash. Until then, parents have to do all the work. Bathing a baby is a gentle process, though. It's not going to be fun and messy until the kids are old enough to splash you.
Babies should be washed in small baby bathtubs, not in tubs. This makes it easier and more comfortable for parents to hold the baby. When bathing the baby, place one arm under the baby's head to hold the baby in place. Before you start, you will need certain items. It's a good idea to have everything in the bathroom before you start bathing your baby. Use towels to clean babies, but don't use adult towels. You want it to be soft so as not to irritate the baby's sensitive skin. Do not spill tap water directly on your baby. Check it out before you start bathing your baby. Make sure the water is lukewarm, not too hot or too cold. Pour water into a cup by hand or use a bucket to pour water over your baby.
Make sure to use soaps and shampoos made especially for babies. Regular items can be too harsh on your baby. Try to get everything done in a quick and efficient way. Don't extend the bath time, as the baby loses body temperature very quickly. After the bath, put the baby in a hooded towel, dry it, and change into fresh, clean clothes. The colder the room, the more you want to get your child out of the tub. Try to keep the room where you bathe and dress your baby as warm as possible.
When washing your baby, start with the appendages. Make sure to clean between your toes and fingers, and behind your knees and ears. All the widgets you miss in the shower. Then, wash the baby's torso. This will prevent you from using dirty water once you start cleaning the part of your baby's body that is covered by the diaper.
The head is not much different from the rest of the body. There is usually not enough hair on a baby's head to worry about it. You can clean it with a towel. Pour water over your baby's hair, avoiding the eyes. Babies don't like water getting in their eyes.