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Making Bath Time with Baby Easier

Making Bath Time with Baby Easier

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As one parent put it, “trying to wash my toddler’s hair during bath time is what I imagine it would be like to baptize an angry raccoon.” We are here to help.

Here’s What You Need To Know:
  • Consider your baby’s witching hour (the time they are most fussy) when choosing a bath time. Even if that means giving your baby a bath before dinner, it’s worth it! 
  • Keep specific toys in the bathtub that they only get to play with during bath time.
  • Play some of their favorite tunes to distract them.

Rubber Ducky, You’re The One

Bath time with baby can be stressful. Let’s be honest: the nights where your child takes a bath without complaints are a rare and beautiful moment. However, it’s likely not happening 7 days a week. 

As parents and caregivers, we come up with any and all ways to keep baby entertained during bath. Below are some of our top recommendations:

1. Tub Toys:

Keep specific toys in the bathtub that they only get to play with during bath time. If they get fussy about taking one out, remind them about their favorite “room” toys they can play with. 

2. Music: 

Play some of their favorite tunes to distract them.

3. Hop In:

Often, it is best just to lead by example. This requires a large bathtub, but it is a great bonding experience, and gets you clean too!

4. Try a Different Time

While it may make sense to give your baby a bath at the end of the day, they may be overtired and cranky. Consider your baby’s witching hour (the time they are most fussy) when choosing a bath time. Even if that means giving your baby a bath before dinner, it’s worth it! 

Which products should I be using to wash my baby’s hair & skin?

We gravitate to products that are clean and non-toxic, as babies’ bodies are even more vulnerable to harmful toxins. Here our some of our favorite clean & non-toxic brands:

California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash, Conditioner, Bubble Bath

Tubby Todd Bath Co. Hair & Body Wash, Hair Conditioner, Bubble Bath

True Botanicals Nourishing Shampoo, Nourishing Conditioner, Nourishing Wash

Which products should I be using to wash my baby’s hair & skin?

We gravitate to products that are clean and non-toxic, as babies’ bodies are even more vulnerable to harmful toxins. Here our some of our favorite clean & non-toxic brands:

California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash, Conditioner, Bubble Bath

Tubby Todd Bath Co. Hair & Body Wash, Hair Conditioner, Bubble Bath

True Botanicals Nourishing Shampoo, Nourishing Conditioner, Nourishing Wash

Summary

Splish Splash! Some babies love bath time, while others attempt to hop out as soon as their toes hit the water. When wet and sudsy, your little one is as manageable as a bar of soap. With all the chaos of bath time, you might start disliking the tub just as much as they do.

Thankfully, there are ways to make it easier. Make sure to give them their baths during their least fussy hours. Even if that means bathing them before mealtimes, it is worth it! You can also give them special bath time toys they only play with in the tub. It will make them look forward to getting squeaky clean.

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Chelsea Hawk

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