Here are some tips to make time in the tub good, clean fun for both you and your baby.\n\n \nPrepping for Bath Time with Your Newborn\n\nEstablish a regular bath time routine\nKeep the room nice and toasty. A cozy 75 degrees-plus will work just fine.\nGather all your necessities: You\u2019ll need two washcloths, a towel, a few cotton balls, a diaper, and a change of clothes.\nStart in a few inches of warm water. Keep the water at about 90 degrees. Swirl your fingers through the water to make sure there are no hot spots.\n\nBath Time Basics for Washing Newborns\n\nSupport the baby\u2019s back, head, and neck with one arm and use the other hand to bathe.\nGently cleanse eyes with a dampened, warm cotton ball, wiping from the inside corner of the eye outward.\nWipe your baby\u2019s face with a soft washcloth. Work from the middle out.\nIf your baby has hair, use a gentle shampoo. Sprinkle hair with warm water and a little bit of shampoo. Use a warm washcloth to rinse clean\nFor the diaper area, cleanse girls from front to back. For boys, gently wash from back to front and thoroughly dry.\nAfter bath time, dry your baby well and be sure to get in all creases \u2014 excessive moisture in these areas can lead to skin irritation.\nPat skin dry to avoid skin irritation.\n\nA Few Pointers for Baby Bath Time\n\nIf you bathe your baby in a sink, be sure to carefully wash it out first with hot soapy water.\nNewborns get cold fast. Keep your towel nearby so you can warm your baby as soon as possible.\n\nBath Safety for Babies\n\nNever leave your baby alone in a bathtub and never place your baby in a tub while water is running.\nDo not turn your back, even for a second. If you need to leave the room, always take your baby with you.\nAlways be mindful of water temperature (you may even want to set your water heater at 120 degrees).\nWhen bathing a newborn, use as little water as needed.\nDo not use sponges to bathe your baby\u2014pieces can break off and become choking hazards.