Bathing can be a lot of fun for both babies as well as their parents. One of my biggest pieces of advice would be to never leave your baby without an adult supervision. It is always better to take your child out of the bath and take her with you, when you need to leave the bathroom and then put her back in her bath when you can supervise her.
As my husband had to work during the day, we decided that bathing would be " his and Isabelle's time ". Of course I was helping out at first, but then my husband became very comfortable when bathing our just a few days old daughter on his own. There were a few things that made it a more enjoyable and also safer experience.
When preparing a bath for your baby, you need to test the temperature by either dipping your elbow in the water or using a bath thermometer.
One of the products we found very helpful when bathing our newborn Isabelle was a baby bath. She loved her bathtime from the beginning and seemed to feel secure. I also have to mention that I was very tempted by trying the new Tummy Tub, but my husband was not very sure about it. Its special design is said to make babies feel warm, reassured and secure. Babies are up to their shoulders surrounded with water and held upright (similar to their foetal position). When Isabelle was about three months old, we started bathing her in our family bath. We used a bath support seat, which allowed our hands to be free to wash our daughter. She was always happily kicking and splashing around while having her bath.
The next stage was, when she was able to sit up and did not want to stay lying in the support seat. Then I knew it was the time for another change. As you probably know, the surface of a bath can be very slippery. We bought a non slip bath mat and we are still using it when bathing her. She can sit and play with her toys or splash around and we do not have to worry about her safety too much.
When doing my research I came across some very interesting products you might find very useful when bathing your little ones:
Clevamama Baby Bath Towel
Designed by mums for mums, each extra large Clevamama baby bath towel secures with velcro round the parent's neck, forming a giant 'apron'. Wrapping completely round a baby or toddler, it leaves both hands free to lift them safely out of the bath. Result: Mum or Dad stays dry and baby's head keeps warm thanks to a little built-in hood. Brilliant! 100% pure cotton, with a special weave designed to dry baby's whole body - even between fingers and toes. Available in pink, blue, white and cream
- it is suitable from 9 months and allows your hands to be free to wash your baby
NO MORE TEARS!
We have been using this specially designed shampoo rinse cup for a while now and Isabelle loves playing with it too. Place its soft rubber pouring edge against your child's forehead, then, tilting their head back slightly, rinse shampoo down the back of the head and away from face and eyes. Two compartments also ensure that there's and even flow of water. This shampoo rinse cup is a great solution for any child who hates getting soap in their eyes.
Bath toys, something that cannot be missing in your bathroom. I am sure that you have seen so many bath toys and did not know which ones could be the best for your child. You should always check the age suitability first. We bought a bath set with some squirters in a net that attached onto the tiles ( a very practical thing!) and some wind- up toys.
A Wetsuit for Your Bathtoys!
Skip Hop Tubby Bath Toy Organiser. It is just perfect, it comes in orange and blue, the soft wetsuit material dries very quickly and is machine- washable!
- The dimensions (inches): 12 wide x 15 high x 4 deep
- BPA Free, Phthalate- Free
- Dries quickly
- Stretch mesh panels keep toys dry
- Stay- put mounting plate secures the bag on tile or glass
- Machine- washable
Delphin Arm Bands
These discs, also called Biskit Arm Bands, provide a great learn to swim system for ages 1 - 10 as they keep child's head out of the water. Children wear three circle arm bands on each arm, and you can remove them as your child's confidence grows.
To find out more go to our Delphin Arm Band Product Review Section
I hope you will find my advice and tips quite useful and if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please, contact me on