A. You should bathe your baby at least once a week, if not more often. Babies are very susceptible to infection and bacteria can easily be transmitted through their skin during bath time. The average person does not have access to clean water so it’s important to use the highest quality of soap possible because this will help keep you safe from dangerous bacteria that may cause illness or disease in your child. As far as the temperature of the water, you want to make sure it is lukewarm but no warmer than 100 degrees F (38C) or cooler than 60F (16C). Warm water causes redness on babies’ skin which may result in rashes later down the road when they grow older if they weren’t treated immediately with anti-inflammatory ointments containing steroidal agents such as hydrocortisone 1% or dexamethasone 0.5%. It’s also important for newborns not to get overheated by bathing them too frequently since overheating burns up precious energy stores needed for normal growth and development – especially during these first few months after birth!
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