Safe Bathing

Bathing your baby safely

Parents or Caregiver

  • Never leave your baby unsupervised, even for a minute
  • Children can drown in less than an inch of water
  • Children prefer much more cooler water than you would prefer.
  • A bath ring provides help if the baby can sit up but babies can tip over or even get trapped under them
  • It's okay to bathe your baby everyday or every 2-3 days depending on your daily schedule.
  • Drowning is the biggest issue, never rely on a bath ring, siblings, learn cpr, it takes less than 3 minutes for a baby to drown, they will not cry or anything it is called the silent killer.


  • Gather all supplies (soap, towel, clean diaper, clean clothes) you will need ahead of time.
  • Keep one hand on your baby at all times while they are in the water.
  • If phone or doorbell rings, scope the baby up and wrap it in a towel and bring it with you.
  • Water is about 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Do not put your baby into tub while water is still running.
  • Bath tubs are slippery so have a bath mat.
  • Fill tub with only 2 to 4 inches of water
  • No standing in the tub
  • No bubble baths
  • No touching faucet handles
  • Keep away electrical appliances.
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