Bath time is the perfect time for bonding – but bath time looks different for everyone. The best way to discover what works for you is to try out a few of the options we’ve suggested below. You know your baby best and you will soon notice what bathtime routine your little one enjoys most.
Some people bath their children every day, others every other day and some wash twice a day. Some parents bath their children from the first day while others opt to top and tail until their little ones are ready to take the plunge. It’s all up to you and baby to see what works best. And, because bath time is such a wonderful opportunity for bonding with baby, mom and dad can take turns.
After a long day of growing and learning your baby will no doubt enjoy a lukewarm bath. Baby bathing is also a good way for you and baby to relax together. If you really need a bit of time out, why not hop into the bath with the little one? Have your partner on standby with a warm towel, ready to cuddle and dry your little one while you enjoy a few moments in the bath alone.
Shower them with love
In some modern homes, the bathtub has been banished in an effort to save water. If you only have a shower in the home, you could use a plastic bathtub or a detachable shower head to rinse the little one from head to toe.
The hand basin
Some parents prefer to wash small babies in the bathroom basin or in the kitchen sink. By cradling their head in your one hand to ensure stability, you’ll be able to use a sponge or face cloth to lather baby. The great thing about this option is that you don’t have to bend over the bathtub, and you use less water!
It doesn’t end with a bath
Bonding doesn’t have to end with the bath. Many parents use the time thereafter to gently massage their precious ones to stimulate the little one’s senses, and to simultaneously moisturise the skin. Why not try the Baby Dove Range which could also help to soothe and calm your baby before bedtime? Opt for the Sensitive Moisture Fragrance Free Lotion to give their delicate skin the care it needs.
In the end there is no right or wrong way – just your way. Just be sure to turn this special time together into a fun experience. Enjoy!
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