Step 1: Bathtime

Step 1 is Bathtime – an enjoyable and relaxing experience for you and your baby. It’s the perfect way to start your baby’s pre-bedtime routine.

There are lots of ways to help build confidence and make bath time a success. Remember, very young babies need constant support in water, so never take your hands off them and never leave them alone in the bath.

Prepare the bath

Have everything ready before you start. Keep the water shallow - up to 13cm (5in). Check the temperature with your elbow before putting your baby in, the water should be warm, but not hot. Pour a bath product like JOHNSON'S® Baby Bedtime Bath® into the warm water. Swirl the product through the water using your hand to mix evenly and to make sure there are no 'hot spots'.

Prepare your baby

Remove the towel and gently put your baby into the bath.


Use your hand to gently splash water over your baby's body. Most babies enjoy stretching out their arms and kicking their legs, so take your time.


Lift your baby out of the bath, wrap her in a warm towel and dry her thoroughly.

Now you’re ready for Step 2!