Safety Tips for Bathing Your Baby
Bathing your Baby can be Fun and at the same time, needs your attention. For New Parents, it’s going to be a whole new experience, but it’s important that before you start the process of giving a bath to your Newborn Baby, you must follow the below safety tips for bathing your baby. Here is a product list for parents reference, which can help you in giving a safe and comfortable Bath to your Child.
1 # Buy a Non-Slipper Tub
Before you buy a baby bathtub for your newborn or toddler, it’s important to keep a few things in mind, always buy a tub as per your child’s age and size. Never buy a big size tub, as for mother it would not be easy to handle him. Chances of baby slipping from hand increase in this case. Also, do a little bit of research on the material that the tub is made of. Always, try to buy a non-slippery tub for your baby bath safety.
2 # Choose Soap as per your Baby Skin
Every baby has a different skin type, be it sensitive, dry, or oily skin. Therefore, it’s the parents’ responsibility to buy a liquid or soap bar as per your baby’s skin and age. As per experts, parents should use light liquid soap for babies under the age of 12 months and after that, you can switch it over to a soap bar. Please don’t buy Extra Lather Soaps (Surfactants), as it strips away needed oils from baby skin, that protect and moisturize your baby’s skin.
You can buy soap from branded companies, which are suitable for all skin types like Sebamed Baby Wash Extra Soft, Aveeno Baby Daily Bathtime, Johnson’s Head-to-Toe, and Pigeon systemic foam soap.
3 # Keeps the Towel Ready
Are you one of them who keeps forgetting towels while going into bathrooms and ask your mom/hubby for towels? If your answer is yes, then you need to be extra careful not to repeat the same while giving a bath to your baby especially new-born. It’s very important to keep the towel handy to avoid any accident that may occur due to a slippery floor. You need to wrap your baby immediately after giving her a bath to prevent her from the cold environment outside the bathroom, also it will help you in holding her in a better way, as she is all wet and slippery.
4 # Buy Bath Toys as per your Baby Age
Choose correct bath toys, as it’s your baby’s time to have fun with toys in the water. Babies who are fussy to take bath, are more likely to start taking interest in the bath due to beautiful bath toys. Choose attractive bath toys which you and your baby can enjoy.
Some parents make mistake by buying big size toys, which are not able to hold by small babies and they tend to slip away from the baby. Babies need toys which they can hold and put in and out of the water also they find toys more interesting and funny which makes some sound.
5 # Choose Bath Toys without any Sharp Corners
Avoid sharp toys and objects near your baby. It can be very harmful to your baby’s safety. Please don’t buy cheap toys, as they don’t follow any baby safety rules and use extremely bad quality stuff. You must have received lots of toys as a gift from your relatives and friends, but it does not mean that you have to use them.
6 # Don’t leave your baby alone for 1 Minute
Leaving your baby alone even for a second can be the most dangerous mistake you can make in the bathroom. Babies are in a very different mood while taking a bath and they think everything around them is their toys and they may come in contact with chemical, objects which are dangerous for small babies. Also, the possibility of slipping out of the tub is increased when babies are kept unattended in bathtubs
7 # Maintain proper Temperature of Room
Before taking your baby or toddler to a bath, you make sure that the temperature of the room in which you are going to take her back must have a similar temperature as your bathroom is going to have when you are done with her bath, to prevent any temperature shock to babies.
8 # Check the Water Temperature
Try not to use running water especially when handling small babies as a sudden increase in temperature can cause serious harm to your baby. Always store water beforehand and check it every time before you put your baby in it or take the first mug small babies have very sensitive skin so we need to be extra careful with them. Don’t use very hot and very cold water based on seasons.
9 # Use Non-Slip Bath Mat
Buy a non-slid rug pad, according to your room size and which can be easily fixed between the door space. These days, you will find many stylish and good-looking non-slipper bath mat, which you should buy before bringing the baby home and till your child turn teenager.
10 # Avoid Giving Baths in Fever
Don’t think that babies are a small adult who starts to feel uncomfortable by not taking a bath every day. If you think the baby is not 100% fit even in peak summers don’t force her to take bath as it may have serious outcomes. Don’t worry as babies don’t develop bad body odor and sweat if they will not take a bath for a couple of days.
11 # Get all the Baby Things ready Beforehand
Just like an ideal mother, it would be a great idea to keep all your baby things like clothes, diapers, powder, cream, and his favorite toy in one place as this will make your life easier and comfortable for you. You will be able to make your baby ready for more action quickly after his bath.