Bathing could be a scary experience, especially for very young babies. They have water running down their delicate little bodies and mommy rubbing soap all over. And the bubbles, it takes a while for them to appreciate those, especially when these get into their eyes and ears. So how do we make bath time fun instead of scary for the baby? Here are a few mum-tested tips and products you can use.
- Use creamy and foamy soap to make lather time fun and relaxing. Try Pureen Baby Head to Toe Wash or Baby Yogurt Head To Toe Wash (Blackcurrant & Plum or Peach & Cherry).
This one’s for a foamier bath time to make rubbing and scrubbing gentle and soothing on baby’s delicate skin. It’s creamy and feels good on the skin. Lather on baby’s skin gently with water. Enjoy this bonding moment and let your baby relax with mum’s powerful and healing touch.
- Use bath-time water-proof apron and let baby splash you with water!
Most moms get a little too careful in the bathroom while giving baby a bath, trying to avoid their clothes from getting wet. We all know this is close to impossible, so why not let your little one enjoy splashing in water and wear a water proof apron to protect you instead. Remember that kids, even babies, learn while they’re playing (and yes, making a mess) because this is how they experiment with different textures, temperatures, tastes, and colors. Make bath-time a daily learning experience by playing with water. Better yet you can even join in on the fun.
- Share the tub with your little bub
Create precious bath time memories with your baby. Sharing bath time with the little one also gives you an opportunity to do more skin to skin bonding. And this is the best solution for babies who seem to be scared of the water. Joining them during the first few times will reassure baby that you are and will always be with her. Products like Pureen Baby Bath with Vitamin E is safe for use in babies and is ideal for use by adults too! So mum and baby can share.
- Introduce bath time friends
Make the little one look forward to bathing by keeping cute toys in the bath. These ones he will use and get to play with only in the bathroom so he can associate the experience with fun playtime. Chose ones that can float in water or maybe your baby can use to scoop up and spray water for added water fun. There are babies who hate being rubbed and scrubbed so while he’s busy and distracted with his bath time friends, you can use this time to clean him up.
- Show him his crazy shampoo hair in the mirror
Bring a little mirror in the bath you can use to show him his crazy and outrageous shampoo hair. Try shark-fin hair, goat hair. And all other shapes you can play with using a foamy shampoo like Pureen Baby Shampoo 2 in 1 with Vitamin E. It’s creamy and foamy perfect for shaping your child’s hair during bath-play time.