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.

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.

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.

Hair washing tip

Some babies like the visors that slip over their heads when being bathed to keep water out of their faces.

Hair control for kids

Protect against frizz and static cling. If your toddler has curly hair, there’s a good chance that it may become wild or unruly in rainy or humid weather.

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.
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,

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