Bathing your newborn is not necessary everyday, as this tends to dry and irritate their skin. It is recommended to bathe your baby every second day or as needed. Sponge bathing in between bath days is a good way to keep your newborn fresh and clean.
Daily Sponge Bath:
By sponge bathing you do not need to clean the whole body, you can gently wash their face, neck creases, and hands with warm water and a soft cloth. Sponge bathing their bum and genitals can simply be done with warm water and a gentle cloth. Using diaper wipes with every diaper change can be very irritating for babies sensitive bottoms. Doing this simple water rinse at those messy diaper changes once or twice daily is more natural, less irritating, and more soothing!
Bathing – Step by Step: