Clean Up On Aisle Baby

As a new parent, there are many new things to try out with your little one and bath-time is one of them. Unlike adults, however, bathing isn’t a daily ritual because a newborn only requires to bathe 2 or 3 times a week until he becomes more mobile.

The reason for this is simple: bathing your newborn too often could dry out his skin. Unless your precious bundle is really on the dirty side, frequent diaper changes and clean-ups in the event of spit-ups etc. should be more than enough. That’s because you are already cleaning the parts that need attention i.e. the diaper area, face, and neck.

For such a job, wet wipes are a must-have in a new parent’s arsenal of baby supplies. But with so many brands out there in the market, how does one make the right choice? Well, for one, you should go for wet wipes that are specially designed for your baby’s delicate skin.

This means that the wet wipes should not only be thick and soft, they should also be made from ingredients that won’t irritate the little one’s skin. In other words, the wet wipes should be free from fragrance, alcohol, preservatives etc. But when it’s time for a bath-time, here are the key tips to remember:

[1] Safety first

The first and foremost golden rule of bathing your baby is this: never, ever leave him alone in the bathtub unsupervised. Babies can drown in less than 2 inches of water so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Lay out all the supplies you need before bath-time and always keep one hand on your baby while he’s in the water. Need to attend to an emergency or a persistently ringing doorbell? Then wrap your baby up in a towel and take him with you.

Once your child can sit up by himself, you may want to invest in a bath ring. It gives you an extra hand during bathtime, but it doesn’t mean you can safely leave your baby in the bathtub while you potter about somewhere else. Never, repeat after us; never leave your baby alone in the bathtub.

One more tip to remember is this: teach your little one not to stand up in the bathtub and don’t allow him to touch the faucets if you are using the family bathtub. Even if your baby can’t turn them now, he may eventually do so when he is stronger and that could spell trouble. Oh and one last thing: keep the water level at about 5 centimetres deep or so.

[2] Keep the temperature comfortable.

You might like a hot shower every now and then, but it doesn’t mean that your little one is comfortable with the temperature that eases your muscle aches away. You want to make sure that the bath water is comfortably warm and not too hot, so mix cold with hot water in the bathtub. Mix well to ensure there are no hot spots to reduce the odds of scalding your baby.

Never put your baby into the bathtub while the water is still running because the temperature could change very quickly. You can get a thermometer, but testing the water’s temperature with your elbow will work just as well. Just make sure the water is neither too hot nor cold.

[3] Keep it cosy.

Your baby loses body heat very quickly once he’s out of the bath, so keep the room warm. Close the windows and doors or switch off the fan, if necessary, to keep the drafts out. Once your baby is done with the bath, wrap him up in a hooded towel and pat him dry before putting on his diaper. You may also want to wrap him up in a dry towel and cuddle with him for 10 minutes before dressing him.

[4] Use only mild soap.

Clean water is often enough as long as you thoroughly clean your baby’s diaper area and skin folds. But if you must, then go for mild products that are specially designed for babies and use it sparingly. Try not to let your baby sit too long in soapy water so you may want to use the soaps and shampoos near the end of his bath-time. In the same vein, avoid bubble baths because they might irritate your baby’s urethra and increase the odds of urinary tract infections.

[5] Get an anti-slip bathtub.

Bathtubs can be incredibly slippery so make sure to outfit yours with a rubber bath bat for more secure seating. A cushioned spout cover is also a good idea if you want to protect your baby’s head from painful bumps. If you are worried that the family bathtub is not safe enough for the little one, then invest in an anti-slip baby bathtub.

We get that bathing your newborn for the first time can be a scary thing, but you don’t have to do it alone nor do you have to stick to the family bathtub if you are not confident. Get the right tools to assist you and you will find that bathtimes are actually not that scary after all!

It may not be necessary to bathe your baby every day, but it’s still essential to keep him clean all the time. After all, babies have a delicate immune system—which makes them more susceptible to illnesses. That’s why you should check out the PUKU Antibacterial Baby Bathtub. It is ergonomically designed to give your baby maximum support while he’s sitting down and even comes with an anti-slip armrest that allows parents to comfortably support their baby. With friction slips at the base to prevent slipping, rubber stopper at the base as well as antibacterial/ deodorisation/anti-mildew properties, the PUKU Antibacterial Baby Bathtub is the star of the bathroom you cannot do without.

Another star product that should go into your shopping cart is the PUKU Baby Wet Wipes. Made from EDI Purified Water, the PUKU Baby Wet Wipes are fragrance-free, alcohol-free, and fluorescence-free so you can safely use them to clean your baby’s mouth and hands.

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