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7 Top Tips On Bathing & Baby Care
October 8, 2015
Consider your space
If you choose to get a bathtub remember they do take up a lot of space. There is always the option of having a baby bath seat, which doesn’t take up much space and the baby feels comfortable as well as secure.
Warm room and water
Make the bathroom or room nice and warm, newborn and babies can get very easily cold. Make the water nice and warm for the baby before you put them in, and don’t let the water run whilst the baby is in the tub. The noise can be a distraction and of course you wouldn’t want them getting coming under it in the event of any sudden jerks.
Never, ever leave your baby unsupervised, even for a minute. Gather all you need such as towel, clean nappy, clean clothes and anything else you may need in advance. Keep at least one hand on your baby while they are in the water. If the phone rings it can wait, otherwise if its important grab your baby in a towel and take him with you.
Bath time is a great time to interact with your baby, so choose some colourful toys to keep them busy as it may be that your baby doesn’t enjoy the water at first, but don’t worry they will soon grow out of that.
Post bath relaxation
Choose a lovely massage oil for after the bath, it will relax the baby and also act as a great way of taking out any extra gas in case they have some colic irritation.
Be patient and stick to routine
As with most things with parenting, routine is key – it results in a calmer baby and calmer parent. It may seem as though your efforts are in vain but soon enough they will begin expecting and respond wonderfully to the sense of comfort the end result offers.
Let the skin breathe
Putting the nappy on too tight can stop the skin from breathing and restricts air circulation. Letting baby go nappy free is sometimes a good idea, it’s not only fun to watch but is good for their skin.