All babies are bathed the day they are born, and daily in the hospital, says Pauline Wee, assistant director at the obstetric wards of the Nursing Division at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH).
When you’re home, you should continue to do so every day to keep her clean and fresh. Keep each session to only five to 10 minutes at the most. Any longer and she might catch a chill, Pauline adds.
Make sure you cradle your baby’s neck and back with one arm, while you bathe her with the other.