Posted by Jennifer on 3/21/2014 to Baby Care
There are few experiences in life that are as enjoyable as bath time with your child. In the beginning, bathing your newborn can seem like a daunting task. Making sure the water is the right temperature, ensuring you have everything you need at hand, and knowing how to bathe the baby are all essentials. But the most important thing to remember is that bath time is a terrific time for bonding with your baby.
Being prepared is the key to a successful and enjoyable experience:
Choose a warm, draft-free location
If not using a slip-proof baby bath tub, place a foam bath mat or washcloth at the bottom of the tub so the baby won’t slip
Have everything you need read and within easy reach before you begin
In a small bowl, mix a little baby soap with warm water. Use this solution for washing so you won't have to worry about getting too much soap on your already slippery baby
Have a towel and diaper handy so you can quickly wrap and dress your baby after the bath is over
Bathing a newborn can be scary in the beginning, but soon it will become second nature to you, and bath time will be an event to look forward to.
As your baby gets older, bath time can be very fun for both you and your baby. Your baby loves your attention, and bath time is a great time to give it to him. Bath toys, laughter and mild splashing can add to your baby’s delight, and playing with your infant in the bathtub can teach him early on to love water.
Wrapping your baby and keeping him cozy and toasty after his bath is the perfect end to bath time. Choose from one of Signature Little Ones most adorable towels and robes for comfort and warmth and an altogether pleasant experience.