Tub temperature

Make bath water comfortably warm (90 to 100 degrees F). Babies and toddlers generally prefer a much cooler tub than you probably do.

From: babycenter.com.

Tags: , , ,

Bath activity

Fill upper rim of tub w/shaving cream & let the kids race plastic cars. They’ll have so much fun, they won’t notice they are getting clean source

When to bathe

Avoid giving a bath immediately after he’s eaten. Baby is more likely to spit up post-meal. source

Bubble Baths

Avoid giving your child bubble baths. Evidence shows that they increase the incidence of bladder inflammation. Source

When to bathe

Avoid giving your baby a bath immediately after he’s eaten. Baby is more likely to spit up post-meal. Source

Taking a Bath

Having a problem getting your toddler to take a bath? Try adding coloring to the water with bath toys.
From: KeepKidsHealthy.com

Bathing young children

Some parents choose to bathe little ones every day at this point, but unless your toddler has spent the day getting messy, sweaty, or dirty, a daily bath isn’t really necessary. A full bath should be given at least twice a week,

From: babble.com Opens in new window

Toddlers and bath time

Sometimes, for no apparent reason, your toddler may decide she hates having baths.

Even if you don’t know why she is afraid, it’s best to keep her out of the tub for now. Forcing her to stay in the tub will only make the problem worse.

From: babytipsonline.com Opens in new window

Water temperature

To prevent burns, set the temperature of your hot water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, never leave cups of hot liquid on tables or counter edges, and never carry hot liquids or food while holding your child.

From: surgeongeneral.gov Opens in new window

Make the family tub safe

Bathtubs are incredibly slippery, so outfit yours with a rubber bath mat for more secure seating.

A cushioned spout cover can protect your toddler’s head from painful bumps. Also, be sure that any sliding glass shower doors are made from safety glass.

From: babycenter.com Opens in new window

Bath time is unavoidable

If your toddler bath time has become a big and painful production, let your child know in no uncertain terms that bath time is an unavoidable part of his routine.

From: thehealthcarecenter.com Opens in new window

Visors for the bath tears

Some babies like the visors that slip over their heads to keep water out of their faces. You can find them at most discount stores like Walmart.

From: magicalchildhood.com Opens in new window

Bubbles in the tub

Try to make bath time really fun to distract her. Bring lots of colorful toys to the tub or sink, or try blowing bubbles.

From: babytipsonline.com Opens in new window

Fun in the bath

At bath time, a pair of goggles in the bath can be their first introduction to swimming with their face in the water. They are great for practicing bubble blowing.

From: huggies.com.au Opens in new window

Bathing baby

When bathing, use a mild soap on her hands and diaper area.

You can just use water on the rest of her body most days, unless she’s really dirty. Working from the top down, focus on the cleanest areas first, and move toward the grimiest (or poopiest).

From: whattoexpect.com Opens in new window

Being afraid of the bath

Some toddlers become afraid of the bath. If this happens, take your toddler’s fears seriously, as they are very real to her. To help overcome a fear of the bath you can try: taking a bath with your toddler, or letting her sit in the bath without water in it.

From: kidspot.com.au Opens in new window

Bath ring help

For kids who can sit up, a bath ring suction-cupped to the bottom of the tub may provide you with an extra "hand." But don’t let it give you a false sense of security -  it’s no substitute for keeping your eye on your baby at all times.

From: babycenter.com Opens in new window

Soaking your tots

When bathing a tot, remember tots don’t need to soak like we do, so there’s no need to submerge them. But if your child seems cold, you can pour warm cups of water over her, slowly, to keep her from getting a chill.

From: babble.com Opens in new window

Bathing dangers

The first and most important rule is this: Never, ever leave your baby unsupervised, even for a minute. Children can drown in less than an inch of water.

From: babycenter.com Opens in new window

Hair washing tip

Some babies like the visors that slip over their heads when being bathed to keep water out of their faces. You can find them at most discount stores like Walmart.

From: magicalchildhood.com Opens in new window

Tags: , ,