Washing Up Baby

baby getting bath

When parents get home from the hospital, they want to take the very best care of their new baby, and that includes the best way to bathe her. But that delicate skin can be hard to care for and parents aren't always sure where to start. Mayo Clinic Pediatric dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis has put together bathing and skin care guidelines for newborns to be published in the upcoming issue of International Journal of Dermatology. Infants are ready for their first bath once their body temperature and cardiorespiratory status stabilize, about six hours after being born. Keep these in mind before that first bath:

The announcement also includes some helpful hints when it comes to diapering and diaper rash:

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