How to Give a Newborn a Sponge Bath | CloudMom

By Grover Koelpin 39 comments



Jan 1, 2013, 2:45 am Reply

Thank you!


Jan 1, 2013, 2:45 am Reply

Keep up the good work!


Jan 1, 2013, 5:08 pm Reply

You're welcome…I'm glad you liked the video! You can check out so many more videos on Baby Care at!

Nellie Fedotova

May 5, 2013, 9:22 am Reply

Very helpful video!:) But i've watched my mom cover the head with the towel after your done bathing so that the baby won't get sick! I know you have warm temperature of water and its warm in your house, but if you get wet and wait a little bit your obviously gonna get cold and the baby's skin is very sensitive!:) I acually learned a lot from this video and thank you for that!:) You are awesome and keep up the good work…you make VERY helpful videos!:) Love them!:)


Jun 6, 2013, 1:16 am Reply

Thanks so much for your detailed video! I've seen and read about sponge baths till the cord falls off but your video was so clear and thorough about explaining it!


Jun 6, 2013, 3:20 pm Reply

Very helpful. But why do you clean the eyes from nose-to-ears direction? I do the opposite thing when I clean my eyes (from ears-to-nose direction).

Danielle Hardin

Jun 6, 2013, 4:55 pm Reply

how many days does it take the umbilical cord to fall off?


Jun 6, 2013, 2:11 am Reply

I think it usually falls off in the first two weeks, sometimes a bit longer.


Jun 6, 2013, 1:00 am Reply

HI there!! You don't have to give them the sponge bath every day – you can do it every 2 days or even once or twice a week, but you might find that their eyes get mucky and the diaper area too from creme, so that it's nice to give them the bath… Plus they smell so good afterwards! When the umbilical cord falls off at around 2 weeks or later, you can bathe them in the infant tub, however, you can still continue with a sponge bath at this point if you are more comfortable with that! xo M


Jul 7, 2013, 10:08 am Reply

You don't have to do the sponge bath in the tub, in fact baby should not be in water yet at this stage, you can do this in any safe place where you can lie baby flat to clean him…


Nov 11, 2013, 4:52 pm Reply

I hope I can be half as organized and clear thinking as you are when my baby arrives.  You seem like such a good mom, and such a nice person.

Rachel Marie

Dec 12, 2013, 7:00 pm Reply

This looks really difficult. I'm 18 and 6 months along with my first. I hope that when my son gets here I can bathe him without a mental breakdown lol


Dec 12, 2013, 6:31 pm Reply

At Rachel lolllll


Feb 2, 2014, 2:12 am Reply

How often should you bathe a baby?

Maryna Belyarchik

Mar 3, 2014, 10:31 pm Reply

Thank you for this video! 


Mar 3, 2014, 8:28 pm Reply

Can you give them a sponge bath after their umbilical cord falls off

Stacy Ahl

Apr 4, 2014, 12:16 pm Reply

What was the waterproof pad you used?


Apr 4, 2014, 6:54 pm Reply

Well, my darling boy has arrived! He's 17 days old now. I followed the instructions of this video for the first two weeks, and finally, on day 14 when the belly button stump fell off, I relied heavily on your video on how to give a bath. Thank you again for all your advice. You're such a big help. And my baby boy is happy and clean!


Jun 6, 2014, 12:29 am Reply

Thanks!!! Another great video!

Destiny Ignited

Jun 6, 2014, 11:23 pm Reply

My baby is 3 days old.. i really wanna bathe her but i am so scared xc

emily s

Jul 7, 2014, 1:15 am Reply

why one hand always on the baby?

Anthony Palumbo

Jul 7, 2014, 2:41 am Reply

So was it just scary when you had the first one? I'd figure every one after the first you'd feel more comfortable with because you have that experience under your belt.

Ariadna Leon

Sep 9, 2014, 6:11 am Reply

About how many days do you wait after your baby comes home from the hospital to give her a spongebath?

Christy M. Lee

Oct 10, 2014, 4:56 pm Reply

Thank you for posting this video! Extremely helpful even for a review with my second child.

jason Sung

Dec 12, 2014, 1:33 am Reply

thanks for great video tutorial

Bella W

Apr 4, 2015, 3:48 am Reply

Thank you. Subscribed. Due in June and I find videos much more helpful than reading. Visual learner 🙂


May 5, 2015, 10:53 pm Reply

Same! Due in June and subscribed! Your videos are so informative! Thank you!


Jun 6, 2015, 10:04 pm Reply

This was so incredibly helpful! Thank you for posting this! For some reason I've been nervous about this aspect but I don't think I'll have trouble now. 🙂

Liwhay Munoz

Oct 10, 2015, 7:42 am Reply

Im on my six weeks now and Im starting to watch everything from pregnancy to newborn care. Just want to ask is it okay that I will just remove the diaper from the start?

Liwhay Munoz

Oct 10, 2015, 7:42 am Reply

Im on my six weeks now and Im starting to watch everything from pregnancy to newborn care. Just want to ask is it okay that I will just remove the diaper from the start?


Nov 11, 2015, 5:50 am Reply

My boy will be here in three and a half weeks! ❤

Meredith Garcia

Nov 11, 2015, 7:43 pm Reply

All this stuff changed so much since I had kids!

Branden Burleson

Oct 10, 2016, 4:40 am Reply

Thank you for these informational videos! I am a new proud father of my gorgeous little baby girl. I was wondering since there are so many men out there such as myself who want to help with their baby's if there is anything that would help men breaking that awkward barrier of taking care of little girls?

Brittany Torres

Mar 3, 2017, 2:57 am Reply

I love your videos they are so helpful ! I'm going to be a first time mommy and your videos put me at ease thank you so much for these helpful videos !!! Such a amazing person you are !

Savannah Anderson-Bledsoe

Jul 7, 2017, 3:56 am Reply

Thank you for making this video! It's so helpful! I'm due September 24th and I am so excited! Your videos are a lifesaver!


Jun 6, 2018, 10:32 am Reply

so wrong when you did the eyes

Rachel Copley

Sep 9, 2018, 8:34 am Reply

I remember given my children baths thirty years ago . Funny times we called it top and tail then .

Denika Joseph

Jun 6, 2019, 4:12 pm Reply

Don't want the water flowing into your baby's ears either


Jul 7, 2019, 3:15 pm Reply

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