Ask the expert: your bath time questions answered with Rachel FitzD and ASDA

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by Stephanie Spencer |
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This is the fourth and final video of the Ask The Expert video series with ASDA, which also tackles parenting FAQs on weaning, nappies and newborns. This time, it's all about bathing.

Bath time is one of those milestones that can feel a bit daunting with a newborn, but with the right care and planning, bath time will become a great bonding opportunity for you and your baby and may even be fun for both of you!

Parenting and baby expert Rachel FitzD has taken on your questions to answer everything you need to know about bath time.

"There really is no need to rush that first bath when baby is born," says Rachel, "Whatever suits you and your baby is just fine."

Instead it's important to spend time in skin-to-skin contact getting used to each others smells. Your baby's skin is naturally moisturised, and your newborn shouldn't be doing much more than sleeping (hopefully!) in their first few weeks anyway.

"The first layer of baby skin sheds and flakes off in that first week or two," adds Rachel. But this isn't dry skin, so don't be tempted to lather on moisturiser. In fact, Rachel recommends waiting until your baby is 4-6 weeks old before using lotions or oils on their skin, and then to look for specialist products designed for baby's delicate skin.

Rachel will also walk through how to bathe your baby, plus share her tips and tricks for easy bathing.

Watch the video below for all your bath time questions answered.

Be sure to catch up with the rest of the four part Ask The Expert series with ASDA on the Mother&Baby YouTube channel.

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