Accidents while bathing babies and kids can happen quickly. Below are five tips on bathing and safety for infants and young children, including our recommended and best-selling bath time products (and why we love them):
Pediatricians strongly recommend that you give your infant a sponge bath until their umbilical cord has fallen off (if a circumcised boy, wait until that heals as well). After that, your infant is ready for a tub. Remember, you should never leave a young child or baby alone near water; even for a minute. Keep everything you will need within arm’s reach to allow you to always have one hand on your baby at all times.
Why we love it. The Puj Tub is made from a soft foam that is mildew resistant, and folds and conforms to almost any sink, cradling and protecting the baby during bath time. Designed to not submerge the baby in water, it is great for the sponge-bath period and for the early infant months. Hang or store the tub flat anywhere you would like…even on the back of your door and out of sight!
Boon Soak Bath Tub
Why we love it. The SOAK tub has an adjustable bump and contoured back, suitable for reclining newborns through seated toddlers and has a color-changing temperature gauge built-in. As an added bonus, it also fits in most double sinks!
Baby Dam Bathtub Divider
Why we love it. Don’t want the extra tub to store? The Baby Dam Bathtub Divider is an excellent alternative for older babies/toddlers that can sit up on their own without tipping over. The BabyDam® bathtub divider allows you to quickly & easily section off a smaller space in your bathtub, creating a safer, more comfortable bathing space for littles. AND, it saves water, energy, time, space, and money 🙂
2. Water Temperature
Water temperature is tricky, as babies and young children have much more sensitive skin than adults and therefore cannot tolerate the same water temps. Always check the water temperature before you put your child into the water. Ideal water temperature is 98.6 – 99.6 degrees Fahrenheit. A floating thermometer is a great way to make sure your water temp is comfortable for your littles, and will not scald their sensitive skin.
Skip Hop Floating Thermometer
Why we love it. It takes the uncertainty and guess-work out of the water temp for you. And grandparents love them, too! When not in use, suction to any tiled surface for easy storage and safe-keeping.
Continue reading “January is Bath Safety Month!”