Have everything you need close by. Use a clean bucket, sink or baby bath to wash your baby. You also need cotton wool or a soft cloth, towels, a clean nappy and clean clothes.
Fill the container with warm water to 10-13cm deep. Use a bath thermometer, your wrist or elbow to check that the water is not too hot. It should be about 37-38°C.
When the bath is ready, undress your baby. Cradle baby’s head and shoulders with your arm and support his body with the other. Gently lower baby into the water. Use one arm to hold your baby and the other hand to wash.