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When can I begin giving my baby tub baths?

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Once the umbilical cord falls off, and the circumcision and the navel are completely healed, it's time to try a tub bath. Not all babies like the transition, so if your baby gets fussy, go back to sponge baths for a week or so, then try again.

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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