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.
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.
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.
While a full bubble bath is a fun thing to do and a great setting for family snapshots, it is not suitable for babies up to two years of age. Because the foam can be inhaled, irritate the eyes and possibly dry out the skin. So it's better to only use water and moisturizing bath additives, such as the Töpfer bran powder bath with oil.