When to give newborns a bath and how often
You may start to bathe your baby soon after they are born; however, it’s better to wait until they’re at least 24 hours old. Doctors advise giving your newborn up to three baths per week for reasonable amounts of time. Bathing your baby more frequently than that, especially with soap, may make their skin dry. In between baths, It’s fine to clean their genitals using cotton pads and warm water.