Babies and baths; Here's what you need to know to make bath time so much fun, in a safe way! Until your little one becomes mobile and messy, your baby will only need baths two or three times a week. When bath time comes, ensure you have everything you'll need within arms reach, from baby shampoo to clean pajamas. This is vital because you should never, EVER leave your baby unsupervised in the tub, even for a second. After you gather your supplies, fill a baby bathtub or your kitchen sink with two to three inches of water. Babies are most comfortable in water that is slightly cooler than what we might enjoy ourselves so keep the temperature around 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Supporting your baby's head and neck, lower your little one into the water GRADUALLY to help her get accustomed to the experience. Once settled, pour cupfuls of water over your baby's body, a process you'll want to continue throughout the bath so your little one doesn't get cold. Using soap specifically formulated for infants, gently wash your baby's body from top to bottom and front to back, paying special attention to genitals, hands, and the folds in her arms and legs. Avoid using adult soap, as its harsher formula can irritate your baby's skin or lead to urinary tract infections. Carefully wash your baby's head with a soapy washcloth or, if she has hair, you can use a small amount of baby shampoo. Finish by rinsing her well with water and a clean washcloth. Infants can drown in as little as one inch of water, so keep a firm hand on your baby AT ALL TIMES throughout this entire process. After the bath, immediately wrap your baby in a towel, as she's extremely sensitive to temperature changes. Pat, DON'T rub, her dry and finish by applying a bit of baby lotion to any dry or irritated body parts. You may also want to use a moistened cotton ball or washcloth to clear mucous from your baby's nostrils and eyes. Now, bundle your little one off to bed and congratulate yourself on a bath swimmingly executed!