Baby's Bath Time

The baby may be given a sponge bath daily, or every other day, using a mild soap such as Dove, Cetaphil, White Camay or Johnson’s Baby Soap.

It is best to sponge bathe until the umbilicus and circumcision are well healed, usually about two weeks of age. Baby’s face and scalp should be washed with one of the above soaps or water alone. Powders and oils are not necessary for newborns.