Bathing a baby is one of the most exciting experiences that could be fun and challenging at the same time. Hygiene is important but keep in mind that the safety of the little one comes first. If you are having a hard time with your baby having a bath, it is not the end of the world. Make sure to remember our tips to keep her/him safe and make bathing process more enjoyable.
Tip N1: Never leave a baby/toddler unsupervised, even for a second:
Babies can slip into the water in a heartbeat since they can’t control their muscles in order to remain stable and oriented. So, gather all the necessary supplies before you start and always hold the baby with one hand. If something emergency happens or you have to leave the toddler, take him/her with you.
Tip N2: Don’t put your baby into a tub when the water is still running:
The water temperature could change while running or the water could get too deep. Also, the sound of rushing water can be scary or intense for some babies.
Tip N3: Keep dangerous appliances away from the bath:
Babies often grab different things due to their curiosity. Keep electronic devices and appliances such as hair dryers, straightening or curling irons and shaving machines away from the tub.
Tip N4: Set water temperature properly:
It takes just 5 seconds for a child to receive third-degree burns from water that is 150 degrees (65 degrees C) and 10 seconds if it is 140 degrees (60 degrees C). The temperature of the water should be equal to a body temperature from 37C to 39C.
Tip N5: Get safe bathing products:
When it comes to choosing bathing products, make sure to get baby tear free shampoos and soaps.
Especially for Intended parents, bathing a baby is one of the best ways to bond with the little one, so take all the tips into consideration and enjoy bath time with your toddler.