Generally speaking, bathtime is more enjoyable for babies than for their parents. It’s quite a scary task, especially if you’re inexperienced. Cliché as it may sound, practice makes perfect. A few months down the line, you’ll start to get the hang of it. The key is to create a safe environment to avoid accidents and injuries. Below are a few useful items to make your baby’s bath time more safe and fun for both of you.
1. Bath Tub
An infant bath tub that can be used for all stages of infancy is ideal, but I’d recommend getting an additional newborn support for the first three months. Or better yet, opt for the handy Puj tub. It conforms to any sink and can be stored flat when not in use.
Classic hypoallergenic soaps work just fine, but if you’re on the lookout for a more specialized product, Mustela is proven to work wonders with sensitive skin, including eczema and cradle cap outbreaks.
3. Wash cloth
For a more thorough cleaning, you might need a wash cloth or bath mitt. Skip Hop makes fun animal-motif mitts made of 100% super-absorbent cotton terry and is gentle on your little one’s skin.
Hooded towels work best because babies get cold very easily. Choose something with soft, thick, absorbent material. Make sure it is also free of chemicals and skin irritants. Some specialty stores also provides free personalization embroidery upon purchase.
5. Grooming Set
This is a perfect item for every baby registry! A great grooming kit should be ergonomically designed, and expertly tested for hygiene and safety. Consider buying an extra kit for unexpected emergencies. Nothing beats the convenience of having one in the diaper bag for backup.