Bathing & nappying Essentials
What does baby need for bath time?
  • Infant bath tub
  • Baby shampoo and soap
  • Several hooded towels
  • Cotton swabs
  • Baby wash cloths
  • Infant-appropriate water toys

What should I have in the changing area?
  • A changing surface (either a changing table, the top of a dresser that’s at least waist-high, or just a changing pad that can be put down anywhere)

  • Washable changing table covers

  • A plastic changing mat to lay on top of the changing surface

  • Plenty of clean nappys

  • Disposable cleaning cloths. Avoid wipes that contain alcohol
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  • A soft cloth and warm water to use instead of wipes if baby has nappy rash (try filling a thermos each night to keep warm water easily accessible)

  • Ointment or petroleum jelly, for treating nappy rash

  • Cotton balls

  • A washable nappy pail with a tightly-sealed cover (works well for storing either cloth or disposable nappys)

  • A laundry bag or hamper with a lid.