Bath-time is special because it is a time when you are so closely engaged with your baby, with no outside distractions. It also keeps your baby clean and protects the health of their skin.
Your baby’s skin is up to 30% thinner* than an adult’s and the protective barrier is still developing, meaning it’s more permeable and vulnerable to irritants. It also loses moisture faster and is prone to dryness. Always use cleansers made specifically for babies instead of products designed for adults. After bath-time, moisturise your baby’s skin to help keep it soft and healthy
Here are the must-have baby bath supplies to keep your little one safe and comfy while you get them clean:
- Baby bath (choose one that’s a comfortable height for you or you’ll get backache)
- Non-slip mat
- Changing mat
- Bath towel and towelling nappy
- Cooled boiled water in a small bowl
- Cotton wool
- Baby shampoo, mild baby wash
- Gentle baby lotion, cream or oil
- Barrier cream for nappy area
- Clean nappy
- Clean clothes
Bath time is an essential routine for babies that has many benefits:
Emotional Benefits - A bath can become a relaxing and comforting time for both you and your baby. It’s a time when you are closely engaged with no outside distractions
Play Time – Research by Johnson’s shows that bath time is an ideal opportunity for multi- sensory stimulation to help enhance your baby’s learning and healthy development. Splashing, playing and the feel of your hands on their body as you wash them is a great way for baby to learn about their world.
Take a look below at the JOHNSON’S® essentials baby bath-time bag:
*Statamas. 2011. Int J Cosmetics Sci.: 17-24
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