Re: Baby baths - equipment, techniques, tips... Perfectly perfect, I dont use anything other than plain water on my DS' s face. I am against using powders esp besan-containing ones as besan has a general tendency to dry skin out (all my dermatologist friends are dead-against it). For washing the back I used to lean the baby forward (in a semi-sitting posture) onto my right hand (supporting his neck in front using the same right hand) and quickly soap and wash the back with my left hand. By lifting both legs up together while baby is lying in the tub you can access his bottom. Vanathi.