BATHTIME// Today we wanted to turn our attention to bathtime with your baby...it can be quite daunting in the beginning when they are so tiny and slippery and probably not a huge fan of the water. But we have both grown to love bathtime with our babes and they love it too... .
When your bub is really tiny the advice is to ‘top and tail’ them with cotton wool and water rather than bathing them straight away as the water can dry out their delicate skin....building your confidence to take that first bath can be quite a big deal but trust us it does get easier. .
So first of all there are lots of options on the market for what to bath your baby in- we’ve used a baby bathtub by @skiphop
.uk (shaped like a whale to make it extra cute 🥰) and a @bootsuk
foam bath support to allow your bubba to be free in the water...other good options are the @angelcareuk
bath seat once they can support their head or your little one might just like to bathe with you....but beware they are slippery when wet! Some babies do actually prefer the shower, bathing on mummy or daddy’s shoulder, so if you’re having less luck with the bath then give the shower a shot! .
Getting the temperature right is also important, especially in the beginning. So use a thermometer so you know it’s just right for baby- around 37-38 degrees Celsius or use your elbow to check too 👍🏻 You don’t have to use special baby body wash, just water to begin with is fine, but we now love @kokoso_baby
baby products as they are gentle and natural. There are also no end of toys you can get for the bath to make it a fun session for all!
Once bathtime is done, make sure you have a warmed fluffy bath towel to wrap your little one up in as when they are tiny they won’t like getting cold! There are some gorgeous towels on the market but you don’t have to spend a fortune- something with a hood is helpful tho 👍🏻 And after bath, we both love to give our babies a little massage. There are some great benefits to baby massage including helping with relaxation before bed, easing digestive discomfort and wind, as well as being a great way to connect with your little one... cont’d in comments 👉🏻