Getting Ready

Make sure the room is warm (24 degrees C, 75 degrees F), because babies lose heat from their bodies quickly. You will need the following items:

  • Basin/ baby bath filled with water that is at a comfortable temperature (37 degrees C). Test it with your hand or wrist — it should feel warm but not hot.
  • A large, soft, hooded towel
  • A soft wash cloth or cotton pads
  • A mild cleanser specially formulated for babies, such as JOHNSON'S® Baby TOP-TO-TOE® Bath

After Top & Tailing:

  • Baby oil or moisturising lotion, such as JOHNSON'S® Baby Lotion 
  • Clean clothing and nappy
  • Receiving blanket
  • Soft brush or comb
  • Nappy cream