Baby development Baby Your newborn baby How to bath your baby Follow our step-by-step guide for bathtime bliss with your newborn baby. 1 of Ad break How to bath your babyGet everything ready before undressing your baby - baby wash or shampoo if you're using it, flannels and cotton wool for wiping eyes, towel, clean nappy and clothes How to bath your babyMake sure the room is warm and run the bath so there's just enough water to cover part of your baby's body, but it's not too deep. Check the temperature is warm, not hot, with your elbow Undress your baby and ease him gradually into the bath, supporting his head and neck with one arm, holding him in a semi-reclined position How to bath your babyUse your free hand to wash him with cotton wool, starting with the cleanest areas - eyes, face - before moving onto back and buttocks How to bath your babyRinse his body with a flannel, take him out of the bath and wrap in a towel Continue slideshow > How to bath your babyIf your baby doesn't like the bath, don't be disheartened - most come to love it. In the meantime, there's no need to bath him more than two or three times a week - just make sure you top and tail him with cotton wool and water every day that you don't bathe him By Babyexpert.com Last updated on 30 September 2009 Comments Latest on MadeForMums 2018's celebrity babies - who gave birth this year? Amy Childs reveals her 6-month bump - and visits the MadeForMums Buggy Testing track Constance Hall and children - family facts Is it safe to cover your baby's pram with a blanket in hot weather?