Splish Splash Fun
A few weeks ago, I did a post on our bedtime routine, that starts with a good old bath. Hudson’s enjoys this time so much, and we often struggle to get him out of the bath. He is also at that stage, where he wriggles everywhere, and he wants to stand in the bath and turn the taps on. Bath time should be a calming and stress free time, and herewith I share with you the secrets, to have the best bath time with your new born, baby or toddler. Krayons is a well known baby skincare brand and here are some tips that you can incorporate in your bath time routine.
Tip #1: Be prepared
There’s nothing worse than missing a crucial cream or object when in the midst of bathing your child. Prior to even running the water, make sure that you have everything you might need. We have a special place in the bathroom with all Hudson’s toys and all the bath essentials that we need. Also remove any distractions from the room i.e. your phone. The key to a soothing and calm bath is being completely focused on your child and enjoying the experience with them.
Tip #2: Warm the room
When Hudson was a new born we gave him a bath in his room. His nursery created an ideal calming environment.We would switch on a heater prior to bath time, especially in winter, to raise the temperature. Giving him a bath in the big bath, all windows are closed and the door is closed while we run the bath. Keep your baby warm and comfortable during bath time to avoid tears.
Tip #3: The perfect temperature
From the time your child is born, it’s a good habit to run the cold tap into the bath prior to turning on the hot tap. This will ensure that the water is always cool first as opposed to scalding – especially when you have a toddler on your hands attempting to climb into the bath early! It does not have to be a fancy thermometer, and you can find really good ones at Clicks or your local supermarket as well.
Tip #4: Bath time tactics
Keeping your baby or toddler entertained while in the bath makes bath time a happy and bonding experience. With a newborn, stirring or gently splashing the water around the baby makes them settle and listen to the noise which is similar to the movement of fluid whilst in the womb. When your child is slightly older, placing colourful, water-proof toys in the bath provides endless entertainment – something as simple as two small plastic containers also does the trick. We put some of his play balls into the bath and he absolutely loves it.
Tip #5: Select pH Balanced, dermatologically tested products
Your babies skin is soft and precious and it’s important to choose products that will protect and care for their skin. Opt for an Aqueous product as a soap replacement if your child is very young, moving to a soap bar when they’re slightly older and their skin is less sensitive. The Krayons range offers moms a lightly fragranced Aqueous cream as well as compact soap bar for children of all ages. All Krayons products are pH Balanced and approved by dermatologists to keep skin soft and supple.
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