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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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This Post Has 89 Comments

  1. Tiyana

    I love to see how my baby enjoys the water and splashes its so fun and I love that it helps my baby sleep well.

    1. Cisca

      That is so important, a bath really does make your baby sleep well. x

  2. natasha herbst

    I love bath time with my kids its not just wash and go we play we have colour water and they can be silly, its us time

    1. Cisca

      That is so important that it does not seem like a chore, but actual quality time x

  3. Tasneem Katsen

    Love bath time with my little girl…its a time for learning aswell as loads of fun bonding.

  4. AdelineR Pillay

    I love that my baby enjoys playing in the water and special moments with him. #Love

    1. Cisca

      It is the best time!!! Enjoy it Momma

  5. Bev Oelofse

    I love watching my grandson play in the water. When he gets out of the bath he always loves to give me a big wet hug

  6. Khadijah

    It’s the best time that we get to bond together with Dad. Since mom does most of it during the day. Night time baths are dad’s time to have fun and spend time with baby

  7. Nirisa Govender

    I love how he starts to enjoy the feeling of the water and kicks his legs…happily and smiles.

  8. Ncuthwa Luke

    I love bathing my littleone bcs we get to play with bath toys and she loves water

  9. Nicole

    I enjoy bath time with my baby because he loves playing in water an it’s a wonderful time to bond with baby

    1. Cisca

      It is the BEST Time!!!!! x

  10. Zayne Khan

    I love the playtime, the bubbles and most of all the infectious giggles!

  11. Rene De Kock

    I love bath time with my baby.. He is so cute and funny. His 11 weeks old now and absolutely loves water now that his more lively kicking those little legs and those big smiles. Special moments.. funny part is he cries his little eyes out when you take him out the water. Real water baby…❤

  12. Nicia

    What I love most about bath time is the quality time you get to spend with your little one and finding new ways to entertain them to make it fun, Playing and laughing.

  13. Christie Fook

    My little one is 7 weeks old, and when we put him in the bath his little face just lights up. He is so calm and just loves the water. I love this time with him.

    1. Cisca

      Enjoy it Momma for as long as you can. x

  14. Darlene

    What i love most about bath time with my baby cause he loves water and gets excited the minute he knows its bath time.

  15. Alison

    Favorite part about bath time is seeing the joy on my boy’s face when he is splashing and having fun

    1. Cisca

      Those moments are priceless hey? x

    1. Cisca

      Aww congratulations granny! What a beautiful name x

  16. thuvashni govender

    What I love most about bath time ;I love seen the excitement in my baby girls eyes ;she loves playing in the water ;Kicking;splashing and laughing with joy and happiness ,its her happy place to be herself .

    1. Cisca

      That is absolutely the best!!! the expressions on their faces are priceless x

  17. Tiffany lottering

    Love bath time with Declan if batteling to calm him down a give him a bath a d he is so much more at ease afterwards he is a month old

    1. Cisca

      That is what we do as well. It is almost as if Hudson knows it is bath time because he starts getting all restless. Once in the bath he settles down and all is forgotten x

  18. Bhavana Singh

    I love watching him play with the water and splash about, his big beautiful smiles as he plays with his water toy ducks, bonding time, priceless moments. 🙂

  19. Soraya Asmal

    Watching my baba have so much fun is the best part for me. He loves the water and playing with his rubber duck bring him such joy. Previous moments for me and I look forward to bath time

  20. andrea bester

    Bath time is a place where we can connect ; have fun , use our imaginations and just take a break from the busy day we had. My daughter started nursery school this year after being at home with me .So It was a big step and we dont spend as much time together anymore.So we both look forward to bath time.

  21. Elisabeth Meyer

    I love bath time with my little one especially those nights when you say yes to a bath with popsicles and bubbles. I have a motto that I ask myself if it’s hurting anything and if the answer is no then it’s an automatic yes from me. Because… now is now. And that’s all we are promised!!

    1. Cisca

      That is so true! we need to live for the now and not wait for tomorrow. x

  22. Carla du Toit

    Bath time is my boy’s favourite time! Full of smiles and giggles and splashes! Too much fun! And the way he smells afterwards…..Is my happy place 🙂

    1. Cisca

      That is so true right! That after bath smell is everything!!!! xx

  23. Neelofah

    Bath time for myself and my little one (with another on the way) is a chance to unwind. Making the transition from a hectic/busy day to entering a peaceful environment for relaxation and rest. Having had a colicky baby, these were just one of the methods we used to try and make her slightly more comfortable along with having the lights dimmed for when we come out the bathroom and although it was hit and miss, to this day, she still enjoys her bath time.

    1. Cisca

      Wow!!! That is actually such great advice. Will definitely mention it when I post about this subject again. All the best with your second pregnancy Momma! You are doing amazing!

  24. Terri-Ann Abrahams

    Bathtime has always been a favourite bonding time for us. Since she was a baby, she loved being in the bath. Family often asked why she doesn’t cry in the bath. Today, its her play and imagination time. It is the most relaxing time of day and settles her for the evening. She loves bubbles and squishy toys. The best part for me is wrapping her in her towel and cuddling and laughing with her. I enjoy using scented baby lotions that makes her smell like a baby. After all, they grow up so fast. I want to cherish these moments forever.

    1. Cisca

      Love this!! I wish there was a pause button; just to keep them smaller for a little longer. Hudson also loves the songs we sing, and when he gets out, we do the Rocket lift off song and the same when we wrap him up. The cuddles and laughter will forever stay with us. x

  25. Simone Willemse

    Love bath time with little one it’s a fun time for bubbles laughs and smelling good great to bond too

    1. Cisca

      For sure the best time!!!x

  26. Rhoda Twigg

    It’s me time with me and the little one

    1. Cisca

      The best time Momma!

  27. Tania Brewis

    I love spending time with my two daughters in the bathroom. They will sing songs together, and just have fun!

    1. Cisca

      Aww I can not wait for Hudson to start singing. At the moment I sing and he claps hands. It is the cutest!!!!x

  28. Zeenat

    Both my kids, 4yo little girl and 5 month old boy love their baths ❤️ And I love bathtime because we are focused on each cellphones / tv etc just me…bonding and focusing on the kids ❤️

    1. Cisca

      Its so important to have these moments with them, especially without any distractions like cellphones and the sound of TV’s Enjoy it Momma x

  29. Nirvana

    It’s our bonding time……….he loves soaking in the bubbles & I get to listen to all the stories

    1. Cisca

      Awww I can not wait for Hudson to tell me stories; he communicates in his own way now, but man I cant wait for his make believe stories. x

  30. nkala palesa

    Bath time for us is bonding time and play boy loves water so much “the splashes”always cries when i take him out .

    1. Cisca

      Awww, I wish we could keep them for a little as possible. Enjoy it, Momma x

  31. Wilna Van der Merwe

    Bath time is a time for baby a daddy to bond. Our little girl likes to bath but she likes the cuddles and massage after her bath even more.

    1. Cisca

      Awww Hudson does as well. Funny enough, he didn’t like massages when he was younger, but now he loves it. Enjoy Momma, and Good luck!

    1. Cisca

      Yeah!!! Fingers crossed!!!! xx

  32. fatima sayed m

    i have 2 littles ones and the best thing about bath time is bonding time. ots mom and son alone time to play sometimes even i get showered.

    1. Cisca

      Aww Momma!It doesn’t get any better than this.

  33. Leandra Krige

    I love bathtime with Hunter as it is the one time he can voluntarily make a mess and he knows it!! He splashes everything he see. He loves his bubbles, and knows that the more he moves the more they get. My least favorite time of bathtime is getting him out as it ends up in a cry or wrestling match!!! *sigh *

    1. Cisca

      I wish there was a pause button; our boys are growing up way too fast! Well done to both of us xx

  34. Kelly

    My daughter, Kyla, loves the bath. It’s is the best part of our day. We get to bond, play and simply enjoy each other’s company.

    1. Cisca

      Don’t you wish there was a pause button? just the other day Kyla was so tiny, and now walking!!!!!She is growing so beautifully. Well done Momma

  35. Dané

    My first daughter hated bath time, and im enjoying the fact that my new little one loves it!

    1. Cisca

      Just another reason to learn not all babies are the same. So glad that you are experiencing this with your little one.

  36. melissa cook

    I love their absolute joy playing with the water and their rubber ducks that squeak!

    1. Cisca

      I think we all need to really just stop and appreciate the little and smallest things in life. That is the joy our little ones bring x

  37. Amy

    I love bath time with Diego…He enjoys the water and loves splashing, by the end of bath time I’m even wet from all the splashing! He loves his bubble baths so much that he even eats it. I ran out of bubble bath the one day and I had bubbles left from a party and while he was bathing I blew bubbles all around him, he loved it, so it’s something I do now again with him. I love the bonding time too and is noticing all his body parts now too, lol.

    1. Cisca

      Don’t you wish there was a pause button sometimes? Our boys are growing up way too fast.

  38. Nadia Smith

    This is the best time of the day. Bonding, blowing bubbles, imagining we’re in a coral reef with all our fishy friends and other sea creatures. This make her forget to wash her mane of strength! My 3 year little girl dislike washing her hair, whilst she’s “snorkeling and diving” this clever Mama washes her hair without her even noticing it. Oh how I wish she can stay small a little longer. Where is the pause button?

    1. Cisca

      I know right, where is the pause button. Its really moments like these that I honestly treasure and wish I could fill a bottle up with. Beautifully said Momma.

  39. Leandra Du Toit

    Bath time is the best time of the day, just to see how much my son loves playing in the water and bubbles. It just melts my heart to see my little person so happy 🙂

  40. Simone Laubscher

    I love that that is our time when we get to spend quality time together and the quality of my Daughters sleep after a bath is fantastic.

  41. Bhavna perumal

    My 9 month old daughter loves the water. I love just watching her splash and feel so much of joy by being in the bath.

  42. Janet Perry

    I love their fascination and exuberance in the water!!

  43. Brenda Fernandes

    Bath time is spa time baby and mom become relaxed

  44. Judy Padayachee

    lts our bonding time together and a fun time for baby who just loves the water.

  45. Aisha Mahomedy

    Bath time is our favourite. We generally have a shower… My baby girl, who is now 9 months old, loves playing in the water. She loves splashing and playing with her toys. Bath time is our special bonding time.. I think my ultimate favourite moment was one time, she fell asleep in the shower. It was the cutest most adorable heart melting moment.

    1. Cisca

      I need a pause button sometimes They grow up so quickly and this is definitely a time for us to bond and share as many moments as possible. x

  46. Ronnae Elliott

    We love playing with bath toys.

  47. Lucinda Munsami

    Bath time is fun time 🙂

  48. Simonè

    Little J loves bath time. My mom bought her these wind up bath turtles that swim in the bath. She always tries to catch them and those belly giggles when they “swim” past her are so priceless.

  49. Jenny

    Love bath time with my niece as she just loves bubbles and always spa lashes around like a little fish

  50. Ashlynne

    I love how my little boy has fun during bath time, he loves splashing the water.

  51. Louise Moonsamy

    My niece and nephew both love taking bubble baths and could sit and enjoy themselves for hours and hours. In fact sometimes they don’t want to get out. They must also have all their toys with them as well and soon the bathroom becomes the swimming pool as well.

  52. Zainab West Sylvester

    My toddler absolutely loves bath time and he knows its just mommy and him. He is big brother now so he wants to do everything himself but when it comes to bathing I’m the only one aloud to wash him. An my baby girl just loves the bubbles and splashing around. She hates getting out tho so she breastfeeds a little before I can dry her

  53. robyn cooper

    seeing my child experience a bubble bath for the first time was just the cutest. we waited until he was a year due to his sensitive skin. the look on his face was priceless. he had so much fun playing with his dad in the bubbles. he even tried to agitate the water to make new bubbles. was very cute

    1. Cisca

      we did the same too! my husband actually went out to buy a big bottle of bubble bath; so now Hudson get a bubble bath every second night and on the other days just a normal bath

  54. Kelly Lee Viljoen

    I wouldn’t know yet, mine’s still on the way!
    But I love how my nephew revels in the different properties of water and sees how he can make his toys do things that they can’t “on land”.

    1. Cisca

      it is going to be such a special time that you can look forward too x

  55. Tanya van der Merwe

    My little one is 19 months and he loves his bathtime. I bath him and his big brother together. I love how the 2 of them play and giggle and having fun in the bath. They especially love their bubbles!

    1. Cisca

      Its not a bath if there arent any bubbles hey, lol. Hudson’s whole face lights up when he sees all the bubbles

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