Bathing BEAU­TIES

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Real Advice -

Q Can I put my baby in the bath with me? And if I do, are there any safety con­sid­er­a­tions?

A Mid­wife Me­gan Baker says: It’s fine to share your bath with baby, but you should de­lay do­ing this un­til your baby’s cord stump has healed and your post-de­liv­ery bleed­ing has stopped. Also, make sure you have an­other adult around to hand you the baby once you’re in the wa­ter. You shouldn’t try to get in and out of the bath while hold­ing the baby. You’ll also need to ad­just the bath tem­per­a­ture so that it’s com­fort­able for bub, so it might be a lit­tle cooler than you’re used to.

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