How to Make Bathing Your Infant More Enjoyable?

Bathing an infant isn’t an easy task and can be an overwhelming experience.  Once a baby is wet and then you add soap to the equation, an infant becomes very slippery and are hard to hang on to.  Luckily, when you baby is smaller they don’t have to be bathed every day.  In fact, your baby probably won’t like bath time until they are a bit older.  Keep in mind that even though your tiny newborn can’t splash you, be prepared to get wet.

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Make Bath Time More Enjoyable for Your Baby

Be Prepared – Before you undress your baby and run the bath water.  Make sure that you have everything that you need to give your baby a bath first.  Having everything ready, will make bath time go so much smoother.  It is not necessary to have a baby bathtub for your newborn, in fact many parents will bath their baby in the kitchen sick.  A baby bathtub is designed specifically for a babies growing needs. To make bath time more enjoyable have the following items handy: baby soap, shampoo, lotion, hooded towel, baby bath tub, thermometer for checking water, diaper, and clothes.  Once you have everything together you can run your baby’s bath water, make sure that you leave your baby in a secure spot in order to avoid any accidents or injuries.

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8 responses to “How to Make Bathing Your Infant More Enjoyable?”

  1. Rebel Sweetheart Avatar

    Good thing my son enjoyed bathing even when he was still a baby. It really helps to have toys to keep the baby preoccupied while bathing.

    1. Christy Avatar

      My son didn’t like to get cold, so we had luve buddy. We would put it over his body and pour water over it to keep him warm.

  2. Pepper Tan Avatar

    When I started bathing my baby, it was so unnerving. Eventually, I got the hang of it and it became a bonding experience for us both. It’s good to talk to your baby while giving him or her a bath 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      It’s harder when they are tiny because they are so slippery when they are soaped up.

  3. April - My Bizarre Family Avatar

    Great tips! My daughter always loved being bathed…but my son would scream bloody murder if you got water on his face. I miss the clean baby smell!

    1. Christy Avatar

      A clean baby is one of my favorite smells as well.

  4. Leigh Avatar

    My babies always loved baths – still do. I think that cookie monster towel would add to the fun though!

    1. Christy Avatar

      The cookie monster towel is very cute.