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baby: 0-12 mos.

Your infant doesn’t need much bathing if you wash the diaper area thoroughly during diaper changes. Three times a week during her first year may be enough. Bathing her more frequently may dry out her skin, particularly if soaps are used or moisture is allowed to evaporate from the skin.

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Umbilical Cord Care

The umbilical cord stump should dry up and fall off by the time your baby is eight weeks old. Until then, you’ll need to keep the stump of the umbilical cord clean and dry.