Any new parent can attest that bath time can be a trying experience. A screaming, wet baby is a lot to deal with – let alone, someone who is seriously deprived of sleep! Thankfully, one French nurse came up with a bathing technique that puts your child to sleep all while getting them used to being in the water!
Even though bathing a squirmy newborn may seem like a Herculean task, the Mayo Clinic has a list of tips to make the process go smoothly! The site explains that simple sponge baths on a warm, flat surface are totally acceptable until the baby’s umbilical cord falls off! If you’re going to give your new baby a more typical bath, it’s important to not leave more than two inches of water in the basin – unless you’re trying this revolutionary technique. Instead of a shallow bath in a plastic tub, this nurse fills up a sink with lukewarm water and holds the newborn carefully in her arms.