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How do you bathe your baby? Here we will show you some tips.
Bathing your baby may not be the happiest hour of the day. Maybe the little one is scared of the water because of a previous bad experience. Or it could be just getting their hair washed that is terrifying.
Rule number one is of course to make the baby or toddler feel safe:
- Don’t rush anything
- If they are scared of the water, or getting their face wet, your reaction is key!
- Talk in a slow calming voice, with a gentle smile on your face.
Respect that your toddler might be genuinely scared! So, understand and respect their limits. By that we mean don’t wash their hair with force while holding them. That will only make the problem worse.
Try this instead:
- Show the child that when you put water on your own face, its ok. Let the child put some on you face and laugh out loud when they do it.
- Make sure that their face doesn’t get wet at all. That may call for a washing cloth or a towel over the face while you rinse their hair.
- Use a very gentle waterjet. Maybe is necessary to use a cup instead of the shower head, to control the water.
- If the child gets scared, show you understand, and comfort the child.
With that out of the way, how can you make bath time fun for you baby or toddler? Well, there are several things you can do. It includes all-time favorite bath like making bubbles or new fun tricks like glow water, natural bath bombs, and tear-free baby shampoos.
The fact is that a fun time helps create positive emotions related to bathing in your child. That way, your children develop healthy habits and hygiene.
Here’s how you can make bath time fun for babies and toddlers.
It is the simplest and most convenient way to make baths more fun for toddlers. Add a bubble bath in the tub to create foams and bubbles, and let your kids enjoy splashing around. Bubble baths also have a pleasant fragrance that feels nice on the senses. It also insulates the water keeping it warm for an extended period.
However, make sure it is toddler-friendly and doesn’t have any chemicals that irritate the eyes and skin.
Bath Play Dough
Make bathing more inviting for your kids by including fun activities like playing with playdough in the bathtub. The dough is super easy to make, only requires corn starch, coconut oil, essential oil, food coloring. Mix it all and knead it to form a soft ball. Your kids can entertain themselves by making fun objects while taking a bath.
Glow In The Dark Bath Paint
This activity is super entertaining that you might feel like joining your toddlers. Make glow-in-the-dark path paints by mixing shaving cream and neon paints in an old tin or bowl. Dim the lights and use paintbrushes or bare hands to create fun caricatures and patterns.
Ensure to use washable and non-toxic glow-in-the-dark paints. Some of them are non-washable and can sit for years. Minimize the hassle by using water-based paints that can wash off with soap and water.
Colorful Bath Bombs
Kids have a wild imagination. Let it be of use by adding colorful bath bombs to the bathtub. Green bathwater resembling a monster’s swamp is all it will take for them to jump right in save their favorite toys. You can use store-bought natural bath bombs or DIY one by yourself. Some bath bombs use artificial dyes that cause allergies and rashes.
In that case, make one yourself by mixing baking soda, corn starch, Epsom salt, essential oils, water, and food coloring. Blend them well and add the mixture to a mold. Let them rest for a day to completely dry. Add one in your toddler’s bath and have them enjoy their bath.
While keeping bath time fun, it is also essential for parents to use toddler-friendly bath products. We provide minimally processed products to soothe and nourish the baby’s skin. Our products range includes organic baby shampoos and baby