Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! Now that you have a little one, it’s important to learn how to wash their hair correctly. Newborns’ scalps are very delicate, so it’s important to use a gentle shampoo and avoid scrubbing their heads too hard. But that’s not enough; this article will teach you how to properly wash your newborn’s hair without causing them any discomfort.
1. Gather Your Supplies
You will need a gentle shampoo, a soft washcloth, and a cup. Make sure your room is warm so your baby doesn’t get cold. You will also want to have a towel nearby to wrap your baby in after their bath. It’s important to use gentle, quality products for babies as their skin is very sensitive. You can find these products at your local store or online.
2. Wet Their Hair
Fill the cup with warm water and wet your baby’s hair. You can do this by tilting their head back and pouring the water over their hair or by dunking their head in the cup. Avoid getting water in their face by keeping their head tilted back and pouring the water from the cup onto their forehead.
3. Apply Shampoo
Apply a small amount of shampoo to your baby’s hair. Gently massage it into their scalp with your fingers. You must use a tear-free shampoo to avoid getting any in their eyes. For instance, you can use a gentle dove baby shampoo to avoid irritating your baby’s scalp as it is very sensitive. If you are using a new shampoo, test it out on a small area of your baby’s skin first to ensure they don’t have any reactions.
You have now learned how to wash your newborn’s hair the right way! You may even consult a pediatrician before trying new products on your baby’s hair and scalp. Be sure to use gentle and quality products so you don’t cause any irritation.