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.
Straight hair can stick upwards or outwards in cold, dry weather. When the weather dictates, put some gel or baby oil in your toddler’s hair to keep it under control.
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No toddler likes to get anything in their eyes. Even water. So consider putting a visor on her forehead or rinsing her hair while she’s leaning back towards you so that you can avoid getting water in her face.
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.
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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. And if the doorbell peals or the phone rings, and you feel you must answer it, scoop your child up in a towel and take him with you.
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Put cold water in the bath first, then hot. This will reduce the risk of Tags: bath, safety your baby.
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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