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March 1st, 2011, 11:40 AM
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This is something I didn't really think about before we had DS, but this article covers how to bathe a newborn really well! You might not need to read this article, but it can help DH/SO to feel more comfortable with the baby. My DH was terrified of our son as a newborn because he didn't know what to do.

Bathing Your Baby
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March 1st, 2011, 11:45 AM
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That is helpful! OMG there is so much to learn. Thank you!
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March 1st, 2011, 11:48 AM
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Great link!!!

another thing to remember, when you are in the hosptial, the nurses will teach you how to bath baby if you would like them to. you can "watch" them do it, and ask questions. even though I thought I knew what I was doing when I had L, I still had them do this for me and it was great!!

(that's where I learned the trick to check their toes at bath time, and nightly for hairs wrapped around them.)
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With my first I was in the hospital for 6 days after she was born, in a way it was great. First I had a nurse show me how to bath my baby, then right before we left, the nurse let me bath her while she watched and gave advice so that she was squeaky clean before we left.

While I wouldn't recommend a 6 day hospital stay with a healthy infant unless necessary, I did learn a lot from the nurses about bathing, nursing and general care since I had no idea what I was doing.
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I feel left out! The nurses at our hospital did not offer at all. In fact, I can't remember when DS even had his first bath! He didn't have hair until he was just over 1, so he was safe there.
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March 1st, 2011, 12:12 PM
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really? they offered again with C as well, even though they all knew me and knew I had L at home.

I did alot of the 'sponge bath" till she could sit up on her own.
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Great link!
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March 1st, 2011, 04:55 PM
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Thanks for posting.
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March 1st, 2011, 05:49 PM
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So funny! You'd think it's one of the simplest things (and it kind of is) but as a new parent you want to do it just right. I remember DH and I reading in one of my many pregnancy/new mom books about how to do it!
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this reminds me that I got rid of my baby bathtub, though I never used it with the twinlets, but I guess I can't lean down over the tub this time, can I?
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March 1st, 2011, 06:25 PM
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I never had an actual baby tub. at most I had a sling type deal that went int he regular tub to help hold their head for me while I washed.
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March 1st, 2011, 10:31 PM
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Interesting, thanks for posting.
We got our babe a Tummy Tub Which looks really goofy, but we heard great things about it from a bunch of people.
Tummy Tub - Baby Bath Tub from PamperedTot.com at SHOP.COM
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March 1st, 2011, 10:36 PM
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Great link. We did a practice bath of a doll in the parenting class DH and I took. It felt kind of silly to be bathing a doll, but I think it helped both of us feel more confident when we actually had DS in our arms!
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