While for some babies bath time is the most fun, for others it can be the most stressful time. Baby’s bath time is one of those several moments that create a special bond between the parents and the baby. But if it is the very first time, it can be a nerve racking experience for parents.
It is always good to take someone’s help for the first couple of times. Initially, most doctors recommend a bath every alternate day and head-wash once or twice a week for babies. So you need to gather all the required items to make your baby’s bath time enjoyable, comfortable and safe.
Check out our list and get ready to have a splash during your newborn’s bath time with these must-have bathing and grooming essentials:
Newborn baby bath tub: This infant tub is meant only for newborns as they cannot sit up or control any of their body parts. One of best advantages of this tub is that you can use it in sink or any other easy-to-reach places. So, if you have had a C-section or there are grandparents helping you out, you are sure to experience another level of convenience.
Baby Soap: This is not really important to have initially but you can always buy one if you wish to. Pick the one that is specially made for baby’s sensitive skin.
Baby Shampoo: Buy a shampoo that is mild and natural, and meant only for babies.
Nail Clippers: Trimming your baby’s nails can be really intimidating. If you feel nervous using scissors to cut the nails, buy nail clippers as they are safer than scissors. Prefer cutting nails immediately after bath time when the nails are supple.
Hair Brush: Buy a gentle brush for the little sprouts of your baby’s hair. Do not use an adult hair brush.
Bath towel or hooded towel: Keep at least 2 towels, one for wiping your baby and one for wrapping.
Soft Washcloth: Keep one to clean your baby nicely and gently.
Baby Lotion: Give your baby a gentle massage with the lotion after bath.
Gather all these bathing essentials and make your baby’s bath time a fun. Even if you are a first time mommy, do not panic. Relax and play with your little one for a while before giving him bath, and your baby is sure to enjoy it!
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