Bathing Babies Topic Guide
Bathing Babies: Bathing your newborn baby for the first time is one of the sweetest and, for some, one of the most anxiety-provoking milestones of parenthood. Before bathing baby, have all supplies within reach. Check the water temperature before putting baby in the tub, and never leave a baby alone in the bath.
Umbilical Cord Care The umbilical cord (or stump) is what is left of the umbilical cord after it is cut after delivery. Umbilical cord care includes keeping the stump as dry and clean until if falls off. Signs of complications are fever, omphalitis (infection), an umbilical granuloma, or persistent bleeding from the stump.