- get an ordinary cheese grater
- paint it with colour of choice
- add decorative embellishments
A perfect place to display
your dangly earrings!
|Bathtime is not always fun and games!|
Newborns don't get particularly dirty. You certainly don't need to wash a newborn more than once a day, and if you prefer you can get away with breaking out the baby bubble bath once every two days.
Your child will be much happier to be bathed once it's part of their routine. Personally I found creating a 'bath then bed' routine invaluable for helping my daughter get to sleep.
One of the single biggest causes of crying from babies about to be bathed is the temperature difference between their clothing, and the feeling of being nude in a bathroom. Get the room toasty warm and your bath will be off to a much easier start.
Your baby will need a much cooler bath than grownups prefer. When you test the water on the inside of your wrist it shouldn't feel either cool or warm - it should be around body temperature.
Otherwise, especially if your baby is in a 'big bath', there may be cold and hot spots.
Make sure all toys are waterproof and babyfriendly. Use bath products that are specially designed for babies - they'll be safe for little ones eyes and tummy, in case they decide to eat the bubbles! Which is enivitable.
The rest of the bath is easy. Let your little one soak until the water starts cooling down and gently wash their skin with a washcloth and baby wash. Many babies actually enjoy having water poured over their heads, and its good to get them used to this.
|Toddler Toddling Along|