Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
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Baby Bath time is the perfect moment to bond with your little one. Every baby loves to splash with all the
bubbles and suds in that tiny little tub with mommy lovingly smiling and
supporting his tiny body.
scared of giving their little babies a bath though. I was.
I mean, they are so tiny! I was
scared they might slip out of my hand or something. Tick off that image of me and my first baby
having a lovely time at her first bath time. It honestly
was my hubby who expertly gave her a bath, swaddled her in a blanket and laid
her on his chest as she slept. I was so
jealous. It didn’t count that I didn’t
have younger siblings and hubby did, and he had his share of baby sitting and I
at baby baths (I think!). Expectant and
first-time mommies have this vision of immediately bonding and quietly giving their
babies their first bath. I did. When I was pregnant with my first child, I got
teary eyed at TV commercials featuring a mommy giving her little one a
bath. I was determined to replicate that
TV moment with my baby’s first bath.
However, nobody told me (I should have listened to my mother!) that
little babies squirm and cry and wiggle a lot during their first bath
bathing groove a couple of bath times later. For first-time mommies, it pays to
be organized. Prepare all your bathing
essentials before giving baby a bath.
You should never leave baby on the tub even for just a moment just to
grab that baby sponge! Uncapping a baby
liquid soap would seem to be a daunting task, so try to get bottles with their
built-in pumps. Make sure you are using a hypo-allergenic, PH-balanced formula soaps or baby cleansers, with nourishing ingredients like aloe vera. You would not want baby’s sensitive skin to have rashes or allergic reaction. Always check the room
and bath water temperature. Babies get
cold easily! Some mommies I know used baby bath tubs with built-in or attached
safety holder. I think babies can sense
your distress and would become distressed as well. Just relax and throw your related
mommy-worries away. Enjoy your moment with
your little one, and soon, she will enjoy her bathing moments, too, and you are
on your way to a fun and bonding experience with her!