Start by collecting all the bath items you need (towel/s, washcloth, cotton wool, new nappy and clean clothes) and position them near the bath. Have an unfolded towel handy in preparation for drying your baby.
Make sure the room is at a comfortable temperature and fill the bath with about 5 cm of warm water. Test the water temperature with your wrist or elbow – it should be approximately 36°C and should NOT feel hot on your skin.
Once the bath is ready, undress your baby. Cradling her head and shoulders with one hand and supporting her body with the other, gently lower her into the bath.