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Why are gentle sponges recommended for baby's first bath?

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Gentle sponge baths are perfect for the first few weeks until the umbilical cord falls off, the circumcision heals, and the navel heals completely.

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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