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Baby's bath routine 


Many babies love a comfortably warm bath. However, there are a few important points to keep in mind.


Duration and frequency of bathing


According to new research, bathing moisturizes the skin better than washing. To protect delicate baby skin from drying out, you should avoid shampoos and shower gels that contain preservatives. Three bath times per week of 10 minutes each are completely sufficient. As a bath additive, you can use a moisturizing additive, such as the Töpfer bran bath with oil.

Bathtub or bucket?


Ideally, you bathe your baby in a baby bathtub with a seat and an anatomical lying surface. An anti-slip insert also ensures a secure hold so that your child can splash around in it. Alternatively, you can also use a baby bath bucket. Your child has the calming feeling of being enclosed in it - it knows this feeling from the womb. The bathing bucket is particularly suitable for children who are afraid of water. The advantage: your baby cannot slip away and only little water is required. But make sure that your baby is covered with water up to the shoulders so that he does not get cold. Later on, a bathing experience in the large tub is especially great if an adult or older sibling is also bathing.

Tips for bathing newborns


Newborns can be bathed from day one - even if the umbilical cord has not yet fallen off. The (warmed) washbasin in the bathroom is suitable for the first few weeks.

Midwife tip

Babies can also have dry skin. Cream your baby with a gentle baby skin cream after bathing. If you massage in the cream lovingly, it is a relaxing wellness treatment.

Anna Brodersen, midwife

Midwife recommendations for bathing:

 

  • It is best to bathe your child between meals and not immediately after, or they may vomit.
  • Before bathing, the diaper area should be cleaned and, if necessary, remains of stool or dried ointment should be thoroughly removed, e.g. with vegetable baby oil.
  • Baby skin does not need soap or degreasing bath additives when bathing. These can irritate and dry out the skin.
  • Does your child have pimples, pustules or sore and flaky areas? These areas need special care, for example with the Töpfer care cream.
  • Redness can occur particularly in areas where the skin lies on skin (e.g. in the armpits). Dry the relevant skin areas well and apply a water-free wound ointment such as the Töpfer wound protection paste.
  • If the feet or nose gets cold, bathing should be stopped immediately. Then it is time to dry off quickly and wrap the baby up to warm it.
  • Cream your baby after bathing or washing, this will protect against dehydration. It is best to use baby care products such as the Töpfer Bodymilk or our sensitive children's bran lotion. It is ideally matched to baby skin.

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