Protect your child’s eyes

No toddler likes to get anything in their eyes. Consider putting a visor on her forehead or rinsing her hair while she’s leaning back to avoid getting water in her face.

How to avoid hair knots

Comb wet hair. As soon as you’re done washing and conditioning her hair, comb it with a wide-tooth comb and get the little knots out before they become big knots. Never use a brush on wet hair.

Supervision in the tub

Never, ever leave your toddler unsupervised in the even for a minute. Children can drown in less than an inch of water. Gather all of the supplies (soap, towel, etc.) you’ll need ahead of time.

 

Soaps, shampoos, and dry skin

Soaps, shampoos, and bubble baths can dry your child’s skin and may cause rashes, so use them sparingly.

They may also be irritating to the urethra, which in turn might increase the risk of urinary tract infections. To avoid having your toddler sit too long in potentially irritating soap-filled water, have playtime at the beginning of the bath, and save the soap and shampoo for the end.

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reducing possible scalding for baths

Put cold water in the bath first, then hot. This will reduce the risk of Tags: , your baby.

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Bath Time

To combat problems with bath time try giving your toddler a bath at different times of day. A change in routine can sometimes be the trick.

Toddler bath hazard

Never leave your toddler in the bathtub alone, even for a short time. Toddlers can drown in as little as two inches of water. From: ParentingToddlers.com

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.

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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.
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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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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