Bath time for baby allows for special bonding time between child and parent; however, it also calls for extra safety precautions. Wherever you prefer to wash your baby—whether it be the bathtub, the sink, or a small plastic baby tub—you can be sure to make the process stress-free, enjoyable, and, most importantly, safe, by following our advice for bathing with happy splashes and lots of love.
First, be sure to collect all bath items, such as soap, shampoo, toys, and a towel and washcloth. It’s important that your baby is never left unattended, even for a moment! For additional safety measures, a rubber bath mat at the bottom of the tub as well as a towel or cushioned cover over the faucet can help to lessen the possibility of slips and bumps occurring.
As you fill the bath tub, remember to keep the water temperature comfortably warm. Although babies can become chilled easily, they’ll generally prefer a cooler tub than you normally do. For babies under six months old, the water level should never be more than three inches. For children above this age, water shouldn’t rise over their waist level when they are seated in the tub.
Use one hand to support your baby’s head and the other to guide his or her body gently into the water, feet first. Although Triple Wash gentle diaper rash cleanser is specially formulated for your baby’s sensitive skin, if he or she enjoys playing during bath time, save any soaps and shampoos until after any playtime. Prolonged exposure to your favorite soaps and shampoos can irritate and dry out skin, especially if your child is already suffering from diaper rash.
After adding Triple Wash bath cleanser into the warm water, clean your baby after wetting a washcloth in the water and wringing it out. Pay extra attention to areas with skin folds. If you are washing your baby’s hair, do so very gently using a very small amount of Triple Wash on your hands or a damp washcloth. Rinse out the soapy washcloth afterwards and use it to wash away the sudsy lather on your baby’s body and hair.
Finally, remove your baby from the bath and wrap him or her in a hooded towel, patting to dry. Once he or she is dry, apply moisturizer to the body, if necessary. After drying, apply diaper ointment such as Triple Paste® medicated diaper ointment.
And you’re done! With practice, rub-a-dubs in the tubs will become increasingly easy process for new moms and dads. By using Triple Wash gentle diaper rash formula during bath time, you’re taking the right steps to ensure your baby’s lasting relief, comfort, as well as his or her squeaky-clean skin and hair.