Although the first time you must have bathed your wiggly, tiny, little one, it must have been tough. However, this will not always be the case. Once you are sure how to handle your wiggle tot, bath time will become a great way to bond.
Not all babies love getting wet and enjoy their bath time. For them, the 5 to 10-minute bath ritual becomes a regular screaming and anxiety session.
However, with a little bit of planning and with the help of organic baby bath products, the bath time can become a fun, relaxing, calming and sensory experience for both the parties.
Here are a few ways to convert bath time into fun time and enjoy bonding with the smallest family member.
There’s nothing cuter than playing with your baby’s hair and making different hairstyles. You can play dress up with his hairs in the bathtub while washing them at the same time.
However, make sure to get your hands on organic baby shampoo as it will be gentle on your kid's hair and will clean them perfectly in every wash.
Turn your garden into a pool
What’s better than making it easy for your little one to explore the vicinity while bathing him? On a hot day, instead of giving a bath in the bathroom, you can always choose to give your baby a cool refreshing bath outdoors.
You can turn the play pool into a temporary outdoor bath. To make the setting perfect, you can use some bath bombs for kids to bubble up to the tub, add his favorite toys and add some flowers to the bath water. This will make up for a picture perfect bath.
Give a sponge bath
If your little one is suffering from a cough and cold, make sure to keep him away from water. Instead, you can choose to give him simple sponge baths every few days to make sure he stays dry and clean.
Moreover, make sure you carefully clean the diaper area and the chin as these are the two most vulnerable areas that get dirty.
Sing in the shower
While you are giving your little one a gentle shower, sing him a song or produce silly noises that will make bathing time enjoyable for them. You can sing a mashup of made-up songs or your current favorite song.
Babies love it when people talk to them or make noises and it also helps them develop their language skills.
You can even choose to organize a bath time puppet show for your little one to keep him entertained while cleaning him up. With a puppet show, you can be guaranteed of plenty of bath time smiles.
So let your partner help you and put up an interesting puppet show with a friendly duck or a frog. After your children grow up a little bit, you can encourage them to create their own puppet show during the bath time to make it an enjoyable time.
In the beginning, your little one may not like taking a bath, however by adding fun activities, it will become difficult to take them out of the bathroom. Make sure to establish a soothing and interesting bath time routine which they will always look forward to.