Tips to enjoy the baby’s bath!!
Do you want to make sure you get the most out of your baby’s bath time? You are in the right place We know how important it is for you and your little one, and not only for your bond, but also for its development. Here we leave you some tips to make Baby’s bath enjoyable without missing out on all the fun.
DO YOU THINK THAT THE HOUR OF THE BATH IS JUST TO PLAY OR ONLY TO SHOWER? FEEL IT AGAIN MOM
According to some studies, 84% of parents says that bath time is one of the best moments with their babies. However, many still underestimate the proven cognitive benefits offered by bath time. In fact, 42% of parents are not aware of the importance of bath time for the development of their newborn’s brains.
You will discover everything that you need to know about your baby’s bath time in order to take advantage of this moment to the fullest.
NEW IN MATERNITY?
We know how complicated your baby’s first bath is and the obvious questions that come to mind: how to do it? When will it be better? …
First, let’s clarify that no need to bath the newborn deeply. Specially in his first bath.
Newborns cry when they bath the first few times, it is totally normal. Being submerged in the water without warning seems to be a real blow for them, most cry a lot. It’s amazing how quickly they forget they’ve been floating in the water for the past nine months!
But the more you do it, the more your baby will get used to it, The bath time will become pleasure experience, for both of you!Bathing as part of your routine before going to bed at night helps your baby feel comfortable and sleep better.
1. THE PREPARATION OF THE BATH IS KEY
To make the bath routine easy, all you have to do is the same as in all this maternity, get ready and have everything ready, just to compete all baby bath time challenges
You should have prepared diapers, clothes and a warm towel to wrap your baby. Check that the water temperature is correct, We recommend you is to keep it at 37º. Be sure to talk and reassure your baby with your tone of voice and a smile on your face while you bath. Splash a little water on your body. If your baby feels nervous. A quiet and entertaining voice will ensure that you are comfortable and totally safe, give time to play and have fun.
2. USE A BATHTUB WITH SUPPORT BARS / OR REDUCER FOR YOUR BABY’S BATH
The bathtub reducer and the support bars will give you more confidence at the time of your baby’s bath. This way you will not be worry about your baby slipping out of hands or getting too low in the water.
It’ll give you the freedom to play with your baby safely. Use toys and gives all the attention he needs and make it fun time.
3. THE “BATH TALK” IS A NECESSITY
Do you know that the number of words a baby hears in his first three years is strongly related to his academic success? Yes!! Talk to your baby during the bath and show him things like floating bubbles, splashes or a bath sponge.
In other words, make sure you bath well, but also have fun while doing it! Grimacing and making him laugh is another excellent way to ease your baby’s mood and helps him to relax.
4. USE A RELAXING BATH PRODUCT
Always look for natural products because of their soothing properties and multiple benefits. These are apart from cleaning, nourishing and protecting the skin of your baby, keeps it soft and velvety. And that is precisely what will give your baby a sense of well-being, as it is during the first months and years of his life when he will know the world and even through his skin. Your baby will sleep a little better and cry a little less before going to bed.
5. A MASSAGE
Many Moms see it as an important part of the daily bath routine. And according to new studies, it turns out to be a very important part of a baby’s development.
The massage of a mother or father to your baby as a nocturnal routine after bathing, improves his cognitive development.
Babies have developed their ability to feel through the skin. That makes them know how to differentiate very well between cold and heat, as well as to perceive the softness of your caresses.
That is why these tactile contacts are very important in the first months of the child’s life and have a great impact on their development.
But how do you massage the baby?
Many babies enjoy the massage after their bath but not all babies. The right moment of massage is key. If your baby is hungry and is waiting to eat right after the bath, he will not tolerate a massage. He will only want to be dressed and to fed.
Therefore, try to incorporate massage into your routine as early as possible. In this way it will become something that you expect instead of an unknown experience. New experiences will be welcome when he is a little older.
With the simple act of gently touching your baby, you will make him relax. There is not necessarily a right or wrong way to do it as long as you and your baby are relaxed. However, there are several tutorials and even your mother in law can help you and teach you how to prepare perfect massages for your baby.
6. SPREAD, HAVE FUN WITH YOUR BABY
When your baby begins to splash water everywhere, instead of trying to calm him, why not participate? Actually, splashing helps to have a notion of cause and effect.
Bath time is a bonding, teaching and learning experience for your little one. And the more aromas, shapes and toys you expose, the more he will learn from that experience.
7. HAVE A LIST PREPARED FOR THE BATH HOUR
I saw this with several mothers who are friends of mine. It turns out that they had their special lists for the baby’s bath time, since that way you can develop parts of your baby’s brain.
8. BE LOVING
Be loving with your baby when he is in the bathroom. Blowing, kissing, laughing or touching gently, The love can create memories that will last forever. When the smell and touch is stimulated, the baby joins the memories of feeling with the smell. Do this so that he remembers it forever.
9. FINALLY, TIME TO HUG
Close contact between mom and baby helps calm him down. This shows how important Mom’s hug is after the bath. After your bath, the moment of fun and a good massage, culminates with a nice hug to achieve relaxation and absolute tranquility.
After this, you only have a good collection of children’s stories . To tell a story and … Happy Dreams!
Do you have any advice for the baby bath time you want to share with us?