As a new parent, you want to do whatever possible to make your child’s bath time a breeze. It may make the difference between a fussy child and a child who loves to take a bath. A few things you can do to diminish any discomfort your baby may experience during bath time are easy to incorporate into your child’s bath routine.
One of the most important things to do to make bath time easier for children is to control the temperature of the bath water. Before you put your child in the tub, test the temperature of water with your wrist. You want the water to be comfortable warm instead of cool or hot. You can purchase rubber duck toys that have a sensor in the bottom to help you gage the safety of the water temperature. These bath toys will have writing that shows up on the bottom telling you if the water is too hot for a safe bath time. Using one of these bath time aids will give you peace of mind about the water temperature and give your child a fun toy to play with during bath time.
Another thing you can do to make bath time easier for your child is use a bath seat for your baby. Using a bath seat in the tub gives your child more stability and makes it easier for you to clean your child without worrying if he or she will slip in the tub. There are much type of bath seats available in stores and online.
Lastly, try to make bath time a routine. Children thrive on routine, and having a set time for a bath will help alleviate any meltdowns during bath time. Schedule the bath after naptime when your baby is alert and happy, or consider adding it to the bedtime routine. A relaxing and warm bath will help calm your child so he or she can get to sleep faster at night.
While there may be struggles at time during bath time, using these tips will help reduce any struggles and make bath time a breeze for you and your child. A comfortable water temperature, sturdy bath seat, and scheduled bath times will go a long way to making bath time the favorite time of day for your child.