Bathing your baby can be a fun and bonding experience – if you do it correctly. So many
parents make the mistake of thinking that baby baths are difficult, but with these tips, we
hope they’re not too hard!
When taking their child into the water, most people forget how much weighty equipment
usually comes in contact with the skin during bath times. Another issue could arise because
some babies might become uncomfortable when cold or wetting themselves. Baby baths
should be taken seriously for both parents and child to have a good time. From the process
of undressing to changing new clothes on the baby changing table, this guide holds your
hand through the entire baby bath ordeal.
Get Everything You Need Before Starting The Bath: Soap, Towel, Baby Shampoo, Etc.
The first step is ensuring you have everything you need before starting the bath. This
includes soap, a towel, baby shampoo, and anything else you might need. It’s essential to
have everything ready before starting so you don’t have to stop in the middle of the bath.
Items like soap and shampoo can be put within reach, so you don’t have to get out of the
bath to get them.
Fill Up The Tub With Warm Water And Add A Small Amount Of Soap Or Shampoo
Once you have everything you need, it’s time to fill up the tub with warm water. You don’t
want the water to be too hot or too cold, so test it before putting your baby in. An excellent
way to test the water is to put your elbow in it. If it’s too hot for you, it’s definitely too hot for
your baby. Once the water is just right, add a small amount of soap or shampoo. You don’t
need much because babies have sensitive skin.
If you’re using an infant bathtub, fill it up with a few inches of water. Again, make sure the
water isn’t too hot or too cold. You can also put a few drops of lavender oil into the water to
help relax your baby.
Now it’s time to undress your baby. You can do this by laying them down on a towel on the
floor or on a changing table. If you’re using a changing table, make sure it’s covered with a
liner, so your baby doesn’t slip. Once your baby is undressed, it’s time to put them in the tub.
Gently Place The Baby In The Water And Use Your Hands To Create A Lather
Gently place the baby in the water and use your hands to create a lather. You can start with
the head and work your way down. Be sure to avoid the eyes, nose, and mouth. Use a
washcloth if you need more help creating a lather.
Here are a few techniques you can use to make bath time more fun for your baby:
1. Play peek-a-boo with a washcloth
2. Splash around in the water
3. Pour water over their head (be sure to avoid the eyes)
You should also always focus on getting the diaper area clean.
Rinse-Off All The Suds And Wrap The Baby In A Soft Towel
Once you’re done washing your baby, it’s time to rinse off all the suds. You can do this by
pouring a cup of water over their head or using the showerhead (if you have one). Once all
the suds are gone, wrap the baby in a soft towel. It’s essential to use a soft towel because
babies have sensitive skin. Be sure to avoid the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Add Some Fun Bath Toys To Make The Experience More Enjoyable For Your Baby
Bath time doesn’t have to be all work and no play. You can make the experience more
enjoyable for your baby by adding some fun bath toys. There are a variety of bath toys on
the market, so choose the ones your baby will love. Rubber ducks or anything with no
modular components is always a good choice.
Play Music Or Sing Nursery Rhymes To Keep Them Entertained
Another way to make bath time more enjoyable for your baby is to play music or sing nursery
rhymes. This will help keep them entertained and distracted from the fact that they’re getting
clean. And if your baby has begun speaking or cooing, this is a great time to have a conversation with them.
Take Care When Washing Their Hair, And Be Sure To Rinse Thoroughly
When washing your baby’s hair, take care not to get soap in their eyes. You can do this by
thoroughly using a small amount of shampoo and rinsing. Be sure to rinse all the soap out of
their hair, so it doesn’t irritate their skin.
After you’ve washed your baby’s hair, you can gently pat them dry with a towel or let them air
dry for a few minutes.
The ultimate focus on using external objects like soap and shampoo should be to clean your
baby without discomfort or distress. If your baby is crying or seems uncomfortable, take a
break and try again later. Always consult your pediatrician if you have any concerns about
bath time. With a bit of patience and practice, you’ll be a pro in no time!