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What bath products do I need for my baby's first bath?

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  • Baby bath sponge or clean wash cloth (double-rinsed)
  • Clean blanket or bath towel (a hooded one is nice)
  • Clean diaper
  • Clean clothes
  • Vaseline and gauze (if you have a circumcised boy)
  • Warm water (not hot)

SOURCES:

KidsHealth.com: "A Guide for First-Time Parents."

DrGreene.com: "Guidelines for Bathing Your Newborn."

American Academy of Pediatrics. , Bantam Books, June 1998. Caring for Your Baby and Young Child

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES:

KidsHealth.com: "A Guide for First-Time Parents."

DrGreene.com: "Guidelines for Bathing Your Newborn."

American Academy of Pediatrics. , Bantam Books, June 1998. Caring for Your Baby and Young Child

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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