Sounds like a little golden book, doesn’t it? Everything went smoothly, but I wish I would have read these instructions from WebMD before we began:
Get the camera ready — like all the “firsts” to come, kitten’s first bath is a special event. In fact, every bath time can be a special time for bonding with your kitten. Cooing, singing, talking — your kitten loves the sound of your voice and thrives on your soft touch.
Kitten Bath: Getting Ready
The first bath will be a sponge bath. Pick a warm room with a flat surface, like a bathroom or kitchen counter, a changing table, or a bed. Cover the surface with a thick towel. Make sure the room temperature is at least 75 degrees Fahrenheit, because kittens chill easily.
Assemble all the kitten bath products you will need:
- Kitten bath sponge or clean wash cloth (double-rinsed)
- Clean blanket or bath towel (a hooded one is nice)
- Clean diaper
- Clean clothes
- Vaseline and gauze (if you have a circumcised kitten)
- Warm water (not hot)
Important: Never leave your kitten alone in a bath — not even for a moment. If you must get to the phone, the stove, or whatever, take your kitten with you.