Enjoy your first days with your baby
The start of a very special
What do I need to know when changing my baby? How do I bathe my newborn? Let go of the pressure for you and your baby to hit it off right away. Especially in the early days, many mothers feel uncertain. However, you will notice that you become a pro at parenting in no time. Changing will become part of your daily routine, as will regular bathing. Some babies love to be in the water. As soon as their navel has healed over, newborns are ready to enter the water. Babies can be bathed for five to ten minutes, once or twice a week. The room temperature should be at least 23°C, and the water should be around 36–37°C when measured with a bathwater thermometer. (Source: German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), 2021)
Baby bath products that are free from fragrances and preservatives can be used, but are not necessary. After bathing, it’s time to dry your baby with a soft baby towel. Thanks to the hoods on baby towels from C&A, your baby’s head and wet hair are protected from the cold. After drying, a cotton hat will keep your baby cosy and warm.
Changing, baby care & bathing: How to take care of your baby
The right clothing for your baby
In the beginning, mothers are often unsure how to dress their baby. It’s not easy, because your baby’s heat regulation is still developing. The back of the neck is a good place to test your baby’s temperature. If it feels damp and sweaty, your baby is probably too warm. We recommend following the "onion principle", so you can respond flexibly to your baby’s needs. That way, you can simply take a layer off when your baby gets too hot, or put a layer on when it gets chilly.
Clothing should not fit too tightly. Wrap-around bodysuits with snaps and a stretchy collar and cuffs are a very practical choice. Slip-on collars, wide-opening round necklines and piped snap button plackets are also practical for everyday wear, so you can dress and undress your baby quicker. Baby onesie sets from C&A are not only practical, but look cute too.