You don’t have to bath your baby every day, especially if he doesn’t enjoy it. However, his head and bottom need to be cleaned properly twice a day. • Prepare a small bowl of cooled boiled water and some cotton wool. Start with your baby’s face • Use a damp cotton wool ball for each eye and wipe from the inner corner to the outside. • Wipe the rest of the face. Pay special attention to the area under the chin and the neck, and also behind the ears as milk can collect in these folds. Wipe behind the neck too. Next up is the bottom • Remove the nappy. Wipe your baby’s genital area, being thorough in all the groin folds. • If you have a baby girl, wipe from front to back. You don’t have to pull the labia open. • If you have a baby boy, wipe under the scrotum and around the penis. Do not pull the foreskin back as this will hurt him. • Lastly, wipe your baby’s anus well from front to back. Remember to wash your hands before and after top-and-tailing.