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2-Step Baby Bath Routine

Try our 2-step bath time routine, uniquely designed to keep your newborn’s delicate skin soft.

How To Bathe a Baby

Watch this step-by-step video on how to bathe a baby for tips and tricks.

How to Bathe a Newborn Baby | JOHNSON’S®

Did you know?

Your baby’s skin is 30% thinner than yours.

Baby Bath Tips & Tricks

Carve in bath time with baby in your schedule, so you’re able to bond with baby. Even stressful days can feel easier when you’re able to enjoy 1-on-1 time with baby – whether that’s during bath time and/or the moments after – like wrapping beautiful, clean baby in a snug and cozy blanket while singing a lullaby.

  • Only clean what you can see. Avoid inserting anything deep into baby’s ear canal or nose.
  • Some babies don’t like to be bathed soon after feeding. While every baby is different, many moms do find it’s best to bathe baby right before they eat.
  • Keeping bathtime fun is also making sure baby is safe. NEVER leave baby alone in the bath.
  • Keeping your water below 49 degrees Celsius will help prevent the possibility of scalding.

How to Promote Social-Emotional Development During Baby Bath Time

Studies show that a touch between baby and parent will grow your bond. The perfect time to nurture that bond is during baby’s bath and cuddle time. It’ll help increase their happy and healthy development, promote social-emotional development, and enhance baby’s motor skills.

Smiling baby bathing

What You Can Do

Interact with baby and have fun celebrating their accomplishments. It can be as simple as squeezing the water from a sponge or floating a toy by them.

Exchange some splish-splash with baby back-and-forth to explore and encourage game-playing.

After bath time, share a bonding moment and cuddle up with baby.

Dad kissing baby after bath time

What This Teaches

Baby recognizes your actions as smart and competent, and they’ll delight in sharing discoveries together when playing together.

The back-and-forth of activities is a motor skill that can be developed together – rewarding baby with love and fun.

Builds self-esteem by showing baby how much you love them.