Baby baths

Advice on what to look for when you are buying a baby bath, information on bath safety plus the opportuntiy to purchase a range of baby bath products such as bath seats and baby bath stands.
Although you can just 'top n tail' your tiny baby or bath her in the family bath or sink, a special baby bath allows you to bath your baby anywhere in the house; allowing you to choose the warmest, most convenient room. Additionally, using a baby bath avoids the unecessary strain put on your back by supporting your baby in an adult sized bath. The smaller size acts to conserve water and heat and helps your baby to feel more comfortable and secure at bath time.

Though you can still purchase the traditional plastic baby bath, there are many additions you can buy to make bathtime easier. Some baby baths have a plughole, which can be a huge benefit as even a half full baby bath can be very heavy. Other baby baths can be fitted over an adult bath so you can bath your baby without stooping.

You can also buy baby baths shaped rather like a bucket, allowing complete control whilst in the bath. These enable your baby to sit in the foetal position while you clean them - a pose which babies find very relaxing. Other baby baths are novelty shaped, such as animals. Also available are blow up baby baths which then fold down into a tiny pouch for travelling.

You should look for a baby bath that is made of strong plastic, is fitted with a non-slip base and has a wide lip to minimise splashing. Some baby baths are designed to change colour if the temperature is too hot - however you should always test the water yourself before placing your baby in the bath.

Many companies now sell bath inserts (to bath your baby in the family bath) which can be used for very small babies to help your baby feel secure and to take pressure off your arm. Do not let this lull you into a false sense of security. Keep an arm in contact with your baby at all times.

When preparing a bath for your baby you should always prepare everything in advance, if you have forgotten something, take your baby out of the bath and take her with you. Never ever leave your baby unattended in water, not even for a second, as babies can drown in less than an inch of water.

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I recomend the Tummy Tub with base/stool to everyone, especially if you had a c-section delivery. Sure the first few times bathing my new arrival was a bit scary but after the 3 try I had it figured out. It is great my little one has never cried having a bath in the tummy tub.
by sabsih 14th May 2010, 3:36pm
how often should i make my baby bath?he is jus 4 and half months old and my family says we should make him bath everyday wit massage.....i prefer to make him bath every alternate day at bed time......
by NIKHAT 11th Jan 2010, 3:09pm
why does my baby cry everytime I bathe her?
by meckyoncall 1st Dec 2009, 9:40am
once or twice a week is enough.
by lavender1 23rd Nov 2009, 10:00am
you can bath your baby 3 time a day depending on the weather
by Jlashley 10th Jun 2009, 9:54am
hey how often can i bath my baby
by Ellywa 13th May 2009, 9:37am
how often should you bath your baby i think i bath my daughter too much
by cb2008 20th Jun 2008, 12:28pm