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1. Safety Measures for Bathing the Infant.

a. Check water temperature with elbow, making sure water is only warm, not hot, to avoid scalding.

b. Keep water faucets off during bath to avoid scalding or splashing in face.

c. Never leave the baby alone in the bath for any reason. It takes only seconds to drown.

d. Keep one hand on the baby at all times during the bath to prevent him or her from slipping.

e. Wrap the baby up and take him or her with you if something else requires your immediate attention.

f. Organize all the items you will need before the bath to prevent having to take the baby out of the bath and causing a chill.
 

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