Looking for ways to get your baby to love bath time? Look no further than these fun and creative tips to get your baby to smile during bathing time!
As much as you may love a nice long shower or taking a hot bath, your baby is probably not the biggest fan of bath time.
Some babies adjust to this very well while others need a lot more coaxing
and comforting before they come to enjoy bathing. This is a challenge many parents go through, but it's not one that you need to stress about!
Here are 5 things you can do to make sure your baby has an enjoyable bath.
1. Sing and/or Speak Softly
Babies tend to match their parent's energy. But, it's not always an exact match. If you're super excited about giving them a bath, they may respond to that high level of energy by being anxious or overwhelmed.
As such, the best thing you can do is remain calm in order for them to be calm. Sing to your baby in a soft voice while you're preparing their bath, and speak in a low volume the entire time that you're washing and rinsing them.
2. Have a Few Toys Ready
Although you want bath time to be a calm experience, it should also be a little fun.
Keep a few baby bath time
toys on hand and give them to your little one once the bath is all set up. This is helpful when bathing infants in small tubs and for toddlers who bathe in the "big boy/girl" tub, too.
Infants don't need much to be distracted while you wash them; a ball or another hand-held toy for them will do. Toddlers tend to like having options, though.
3. Let Them Do All the Splashing
Once your baby gets settled into the bath, they're going to start to play. They love splashing the water and indulging their curiosity. But, they don't like being splashed.
Let your baby do all the splashing, even if that means you get a little wetter than you expected. If you splash back, you may startle them or make them anxious.
4. Make Sure the Room Temperature Is Just Right
Most parents are so focused on the temperature of the bath water that they forget to check the room temperature.
You should always bathe your baby in a warm room. When the room is too cold, it's a lot easier for them to get chilly no matter how warm the water is (remember, you don't want it to be too hot). Find the right mix between a comfortable warm room and a warm bath if you want your baby to fully relax and enjoy themselves.
5. Get in the Tub!
If you've tried everything you can think of to comfort your child during bath time and they're still a little fussy, try getting in the tub
with them. Joining your child in the water shows them that they have nothing to be afraid of. It helps you calm them down and get them used to bathing.
Plus, most parents find it easier to wash and rinse their baby this way.
Make Your Baby's Bath Time the Best It Can Be
It's one thing to understand how to make bath time more enjoyable, and another to make sure that your baby is as safe as can be. Never leave your child unattended during a bath, even if they're on the older end of the scale like a 3- or 4-year-old.
More so, make an effort to buy only the best baby bathing products. You want to protect your baby's precious, sensitive skin as much as possible, and that means using top-notch products.
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