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BATHTIME

Bath time with baby can be a special time for you to bond with your little one. You don't need to bathe your baby every day, a simple wipe with a soft flannel is fine, but if your baby enjoys it there is no reason not to have some splash time regularly.

 
Baby Baths.

Baby baths

A baby bath is not essential if you already have a full-sized tub in your bathroom. However, to avoid having to stoop over the edge of the bath to wash your little one, many parents choose to use a baby bath for the first few months.

These smaller baths are lightweight and moveable, so you can wash your baby in the nursery as well as the bathroom.

Baby bath chairs

Bath chairs or seats can be used to provide extra support to your baby if you choose to bathe them in a full size bath. They secure to the bottom of your bath tub with non-slip suction pads and can easily be removed to tidy away when not in use.

While many are suitable for use from birth, some are suitable only from 6 months, or when your baby can sit upright unassisted – just check the manufacturer's description to make sure.

Baby bath chairs.
Baby bath toys.

Baby bath toys

It can take a while for some babies to get used to the sensation of being in water, however bath toys can help avoid any tears.

These specially made toys, suitable for use in water, encourage your baby to splash and develop their widening senses with engaging colours and textures.

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Top tips for bathtime

  • Stay with your baby for the whole time they are in the water – never leave them alone in the bathroom.
  • Make sure the water is warm but not too hot – between 36°C and 38°C is ideal. A bath thermometer will let you know when your water is at the perfect temperature for your little one.
  • Plain water is best for your baby's skin in the first few months. As they grow look out for liquid soap or shampoo that is specially formulated for sensitive baby skin.
  • Make sure you have everything ready for when your baby is out of the bath. Towel, fresh nappy, wipes, clean clothes and baby cream should all be at hand so baby can get warm quickly once out of the bath.
  • If your baby seems frightened of the water try getting in the bath together. This can help relax your baby – but you may need someone else to help you do this safely.

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