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Until the umbilical cord has come off, the base dried, and the circumcision has healed, you should only sponge bathe your baby. Thereafter, you may place the infant in a tub of water for bathing. Use only water or add a small amount of mild soap. You need only bathe your child two or three times each week.
Fingernail & Toenail Care
The fingernails and toenails of infants
are soft and pliable. They can best be
trimmed while your child is asleep so
that you do not have to fight against
the strong grasp reflex. Cut the nails
off straight across, leaving the corners
longer than the center, to avoid ingrown
nails. Cover your baby's hands with the
hand pouches of a T-shirt or sleeper to
keep her from scratching her face.
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