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When you're ready to give your baby a tub bath — whether you do so right from the start or you try sponge baths first — you'll have plenty of choices. You can use a free-standing plastic tub specifically designed for newborns, a plain plastic basin or a small inflatable tub that fits inside the bathtub. Lined with a towel or rubber mat, the kitchen or bathroom sink might be another option.

Remember, though, safety is the most important consideration. Gather your supplies and a cup of rinsing water ahead of time so that you can keep one hand on the baby at all times. Never leave your baby alone in the water.

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