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    Default Baby bath time?

    So I have a newborn, three weeks old today. I'm trying to figure out best time to bath her. I wanted a routine at night (as I mostly feed her on demand except if she sleeps past 3 hrs) and I've tried feed/bath/bed and bath/feed/bed etc etc. she used to love baths but now she screams at night.
    How long after/before feed do you do bath time? (I can't seem to time this right!)
    What worked for your newborn?
    Any good tips and advice you can give this first timer would be great. (Also temp of bath is fine and its not cold out of bath etc).

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    Default Baby bath time?

    I used to feed after the bath which was about 6-630 (when DH got home), then it was off to bed for the night. Of course he would still wake to feed every few hours, but there would be no stimulation after the bath/feed.

    Maybe your bubba cluster feeding - so maybe give him a feed, small play/cuddle, bath and then a top up?

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    We have done bath feed bed since about 2 weeks (now 5 months). It works for us. If he is unsettled I usually do one boob before the bath.
    DS has always loved the bath apart from about a 2 week period where he screamed the house down when he was in the water. Also I feel like now he knows that its sleep time after that and goes down easy. We also do baths at 6:30, previously it was 7. Sorry for rambling, good luck.

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    Default Baby bath time?

    Thanks ladies. I think I probably need to stick with one method for longer to see if it works. Usually try bath time at around 6 or 7 ish. She might be cluster feeding right now. This is all new to me so I hadn't considered that thought. Especially as she she seems to be catnapping the last few days as opposed to sleeps of 2-3 hours.
    I might try one boob... Bath then other then bed.
    I so don't know what I'm doing!!! Haha. Also like for DH to do bath time when he gets home from work too so he gets time with her.

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    Default Baby bath time?

    Yep, most nights bath time was for DH in my house too. Good bonding for the dad when mum is b/f.

    Around 4wks bubs have a growth spurt too, so maybe do the one boob first and see if she still gets unsettled. Good luck and congrats

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    Parenthood is a massive shock/learning experience. Just trial different things. You will be fine.
    DH does the bath here too, I get a break to relax and he gets time with DS.

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    I didn't bath either of my bubs of that age on a daily basis. They developed dreadfully dry skin and ezcema with daily baths. On the advice of the paediatrician a bath 2 - 3 times a week is much more suitable for bubs of that age. Even now, my dd is 14 months old and from a routine point of view & cause she gets quite messy I prefer to bath her at around 6pm each night. But I have to give it a break once or twice a week or she gets miserable from her dry skin and no amount of cream can fix it.

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    I bathed then fed when both dd's were that little. Now dd2 is on solids she eats her dinner, then bath then boob then bed.
    I found if I placed a wet flannel on dd's tummy whilst in the bath she settled when she went through a similar stage.

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    Default Baby bath time?

    Agree with pp, I never bath my newborns everyday unless there's been a pooplosion or big vomit. I would every 2-3 days. With our first I found it easier to bath in the morning or day time, as he wasn't a big fan do overtired/witching hour was not a good time.

    2 & 3 it was whenever I could find the time and the others were distracted, until they could bath together. My boys also loved showers with me as newborns, they found it much more calming than a bath (2 reflux babes would explain that)

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    Default Baby bath time?

    I bathed DS daily at 7pm since birth and it worked for us, he's always awake at that time and happy.
    With DD I did not bath her everyday because sometimes she sleeps right through, didn't want to bath her too late or early. Now she's 10 weeks old and I pretty much bath her everyday and has got her into a routine. If she's hungry I would feed her first, bath then play a bit then another feed before bed. even if she's not in a mood to bath I would still do a quick one to get her into routine.


 

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