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.