Healthy Bath Habits for Babies
As satisfying as it may feel, giving baby a bath is not always a pleasant experience. The fear of handling a squirming, wet, and slippery infant, who sometimes may not like the idea of being cleaned, can be nerve-wracking. However, if you learn the right techniques for bathing baby, you may find that bath time is an opportunity to bond with your little one.
We have put together a handy list of bath habits for babies that will make bath time enjoyable for you and your little bundle of joy.
Use warm water.
Bathing baby with warm water will help keep her relaxed and promote good sleep. Do check the temperature with the tip of your elbow before you begin to bathe baby.
Stick to a fixed bath time.
Choose a fixed time to bathe baby. It could be a time when she is usually happy, not hungry, and at the same time, not too full. This will help her enjoy her bath.
Use a gentle, herbal soap or baby bath.
Baby’s skin is five times thinner than adult skin. Gentle baby baths and soaps, infused with the power of herbs, will keep baby’s skin clean and hydrated. Products with natural ingredients such as Honey, Sunflower, Castor Oil, and Milk are known to moisturise, nourish, soothe baby’s skin, and alleviate itching, rashes and skin inflammation.
Hair is just as important as skin.
In the initial months, babies are prone to develop greasy, yellow, and flaky dandruff called cradle cap. It is important to regularly wash baby’s hair with shampoo that is enriched with the goodness of natural ingredients such as Khus-Khus, Chickpea, and Hibiscus. These ingredients naturally cleanse and condition baby’s hair.
Moisturise baby’s skin after bathing.
Baby’s sensitive skin requires moisture after a bath. Use a moisturiser with herbal ingredients that will hydrate the skin and prevent it from drying out.
A nice, satisfying bath will not only keep your baby clean but will also give you the pleasure of watching her cuddle on your lap and drift to sleep.