How to Give Baby a Bath: Blooming Bath Review and Giveaway (3/31 US)
As you may have noticed I am not a first time mom. I know that a lot of you ladies are. Even if you are an experienced mom, there may be something you can take away from this post. I’m going to share some basics for bathing your new baby. I will also be sharing my experience with the Blooming Bath. And to top it all off, we will be giving a Blooming Bath to one lucky reader!
The first bath is stressful, whether you have one child or 10. So before you begin, take a deep breath and get your supplies together. Make sure you have:
- Hooded towel
- A couple of wash cloths, just in case you drop one, baby poops, one for face only, etc. (Blooming Bath uses fabric scraps to make matching wash cloths and cut down on waste!)
- Baby Shampoo
- A helper
- Your camera (for the helper to use, you will need both hands ;)) Gotta capture those memories!
You should also have your finished station set up. I use the changing table and sometimes the couch. Have everything laid out.
- Fresh clothes
- Clean diaper
- Diaper cream
- Lotion or oil
- Cotton Swabs, if you use them
- You should also make sure the room is a comfortable warm temperature so he/she doesn’t get too chilly.
Having everything ready ahead of time will save you from having to go back and get something. I know we all know this but… NEVER LEAVE YOUR BABY UNATTENDED NEAR WATER OR ON A CHANGING TABLE!
Now that you’re all set up it’s bath time! I’m in love with this Blooming Bath! Just press the center of the flower into the bottom of your sink and the petals create a cushion for baby’s head and back. With any style baby bath you don’t need to “fill” anything with water. No more than 3 inches of water is needed. I, personally, just leave the water running at a slow flow (not on baby, water temperature can change quickly) and the tub unplugged. The water temperature doesn’t need to be very warm. In fact, it shouldn’t feel hot to you at all. It should be at about 90 degrees.
During the bath, make sure to pour cupfuls of water over his body to keep him warm. I use the wash cloth to soak up some water and squeeze it over him. With a very small amount of baby shampoo start washing from top to bottom and front to back. Baby’s skin dries out easily so just a small amount should be enough for his whole body. Don’t forget behind his ears 🙂
If you haven’t used your “extra” wash cloth you could use it to thoroughly rinse baby. Then remove your baby and wrap him in the hooded towel! At your changing station you probably know what to do but I do have one tip. If you decide to apply lotion or oil on your baby keep his body covered leaving only the part you are working on exposed.
To make your baby’s bath experience easy and comfortable learn more about the Blooming Bath and enter to win one right here!
Blooming Bath is the cute, cuddly and convenient way to bathe your baby. Unlike traditional baby bath tubs, Blooming Bath is made from incredibly soft, plush materials — providing a safe, soft, and unbelievably adorable bathing experience for the most important person in your world.
Blooming Bath is founded by 4 dads! That’s right, dads can be baby product creators too! Together they made a product that will keep bath time from being a stressful circus of wrangling a slippery, soapy, wiggly baby while trying to get them clean, to a peaceful, safe and fun experience!
We recently brought home our 3rd baby. The Blooming Bath is the 3rd baby bath I have used. That is because I didn’t like the ones I had before and
wanted needed something better. That is definitely the Blooming Bath! Gavin’s first bath was a wonderful experience! He is actually the first of my children to NOT cry during the bath!
Normally bathing your baby in the sink requires one hand on baby at all times. This is because a slippery baby slides all over the tub. Sure they have the grippy stuff along the bottom that is supposed to keep them in place. That doesn’t work. With every turn of the head baby would slide from one side of the tub to the other. Even if you are holding them! The Blooming Bath forms to any sink! It also kinda forms to baby. It is plush! I like to say its like laying baby on a flat pillow. Baby settles into the plushness a little bit and the petals cradle the sides of their head!
The Blooming Bath is made from a super soft, plush polyester material on the top, the center is a high quality polyurethane foam and the back is made from a durable polyester mesh back. It is completely machine washable and dryer safe!! After the bath You just fold the petals in and press down to get any water out. I just hang it in the shower to dry but you could put it in the dryer.
This was very easy to use! I also feel like baby was more secure in it than any other baby tub I have used! I have a smallish sink so when I press it down the sides are almost vertical. This had Gavin sitting almost completely upright. I liked this, it made it easier to wash his back. I just leaned him forward a little bit.
Not only is it plush, making it very comfortable and secure for Baby. It is also very soft on the skin! It’s like a Minky pillow! The back is almost rubber-ish, so it didn’t slide or shift in the sink at all. It dries very quickly when hung up to dry.
Overall I think the Blooming Bath should be on every baby registry! This is a must have for every new mom!!!
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Win a Blooming Bath!
This giveaway is open to residents of the US only ages 18 and older. Ends on 3/31 at midnight. Entries are taken on the rafflecopter form. You must enter the secret word to unlock the optional entries!