Tips For Bathing Your Toddler
Bathing a baby can be difficult, but it’s not as difficult as bathing a toddler that is very active and may not want to sit still! I put together this post with several tips on how to bath your toddler, keep them entertained, and get them cleaned properly without having an accident or getting incredibly frustrated.
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1. PREPARE FOR BATH
Gathering everything you need to bathe your toddler before you put them in the tub is essential. If you’re running around trying to gather things after they’re in the tub, it’s very likely they can injure themselves. I always put towels, washcloths, toys, and other essentials right beside the tub so that I can access them easily.
2. RUN THE WATER
As you’re running the water, check the temperature with your wrist a couple times. They say your wrist can feel the accurate temperature instead of your hand, which is usually calloused over making it difficult to feel what the temperature actually is. You can burn your child this way or cause discomfort if it’s too cold. Keep the bath water at about halfway up the tub, or lower. This way if they fall over in the water, their head will not go entirely under.
3. MINIMIZE TOYS
Keep a minimal amount of toys in the water. Too many can overcrowd the tub for your toddler. Too little can cause them to lose entertainment and want to climb out of the tub. ONLY use toys that are safe for water and none that require electricity or anything that could be harmful to your child.
4. LET THEM PLAY, THEN WASH AT THE END
If you bathe them with soap at the beginning, you can cause an infection or other issues in the lower region. I always bathe my daughter at the very end. If your child hates to have water in their face, try playing the “look up!” game with them. Tell them to look up and see what is on the ceiling, or on the wall. This way, you can get them to tilt their head back without forcing them to. Quickly rinse their hair and allow them to play for another second or so. Rinse the rest of their body off and drain the water. If they are afraid of the drain, pull them out of the tub before you pull the drain.
Good luck on bathing your beauties! I bathe my children with the Bathtime Kids Top To Toe Body Wash. It’s great for hair, and for bodies as well.
Bathtime Kids Top To Toe Body Wash
This body wash is so gentle on the skin and the nose. It has a sweet tropical scent that makes me want to bathe myself in it (but then I would have none left for my little one!). My daughter has absolutely no problem having this on her skin, and has never broken out thankfully. I definitely recommend this for your child if they have sensitive skin. Bathtime Kids has great baby and kids bath products!
Bathtime Kids Lucky Ducky Hand Wash
My entire family uses this hand wash. I use it on a daily basis, and so do my children. It has a tropical scent like the body wash and it’s very gentle on the skin. I love the way it softens my hands after I’ve used it! My daughter loves using it, and has commented several times about how good it smells afterwards.
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