Every person has their own opinion of when newborn babies should have their fist bath. The truth is you are the parent and you decide when is the right time for your baby. Typically, babies are taken for a bath after all the newborn screens, skin-to-skin, and baby has the first meal. Now, studies are showing that the longer you prolong the first bath the more benefits there is for the baby.
ChildrensMD.org wrote an article called "Delaying Baby's First Bath: 8 Reasons why doctors recommend waiting up to 48 hours before bathing a newborn". Click on the link to read the awesome article.
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because every mother deserves the royal treatment
Our Goal at Fruits of my Labor Birth Services is to help every mother birth with dignity. If you have any question or need more information on the topic above or your birth, do not hesitate to contact us. We specialize in the following:
Birth, Postpartum, and Stillbirth & Bereavement Doulas Services
Breastfeeding Counseling and Education
Many Prenatal and Postnatal Classes
Placenta Processing Services
Queen Circle Ceremony
Gift Doula Services to That Special Mom-to-be