What Should Be the Bathe Time for Babies?
In theory, you can bathe your baby any time of the day. Practically, bathing time for babies depends on several conditions and circumstances unique to you and your baby. It may depend on the weather, seasonal changes, your baby’s age and preferences, and the time that suits you best. Here are some pointers to consider before deciding on the best possible bath time for your babies.
Morning Vs Night- Baby Bath Time
Both the bathing time has several advantages and benefits for you and your baby. Babies are alert in the morning and you get to spend more time with them frolicking in the bath. As the sun rises, the day gets warmer and the baby becomes more comfortable and content. But if you are a working professional, then a nighttime bathing routine for your baby will suit your best. A nighttime bathing routine soothes and relaxes the babies and helps them sleep well.
Bathe Time for Babies- Frequencies and Variations
- For the first few days, you can clean your newborns without water with O’mumsie’s No-rinse cleanser. It contains micellar water that cleans the newborn’s skin gently and effectively. It is also enriched with aloe vera and olive oil that keep your newborn’s skin moisturized and p-H balanced. “Baby products buy online” from Mumsie and get the best for your babies.
- After a few days you can start sponge bathing your baby at the most 2-3 times a week, but not more than that. You can put a few drops of O’mumsie’s tear-free baby shampoo in lukewarm water, dip the sponge and clean the baby with it. It cleans your baby gently and effectively. Your baby’s skin will not dry after using this tear-free shampoo for babies as it has aloe vera and shea butter that nourishes your baby's delicate skin. Remember that the bath time should be about 10-15 minutes only.
- If the weather is cold, you can also go for a “top and tail” bath. You swaddle your baby and expose only the part you want to clean and cover the rest of the body for warmth. Next, you use the softest cotton wool dipped in lukewarm water to gently clean the baby's eyes and face. After that use a soft washcloth to clean their hands, legs, bums, and genitals. The benefit of this type of bath is that you can concentrate on the areas that need cleaning without exposing the baby to the cold. Don’t forget to apply a generous coat of O’mumsie’s cocoa and shea butter to your baby afterward, especially the knees and elbows that tend to get dried out. This product is organic, natural, and chemical free. It nourishes and makes your baby’s skin smooth and soft and helps with nappy rashes as well.
- When your baby is 3 months or up, you can start bathing them in an age-appropriate bathtub. Put a few drops of O’mumsie’s vapor bath in the bathtub and you can both have fun playing in the foamy bath. The medicinal and aromatic vapors unblock nasal passages and essential oils in it, soothe and calm your baby and prepare him/her for deep sleep.
- Once your baby starts on a solid food diet and also starts crawling, consider moving the bath time to evening or night and let it become a part of your baby’s bedtime routine. Your baby will go to the bed clean, relaxed, fed, and soothed, which induces them to a deep fulfilling sleep. And it’s also best for working parents as they will get extended time, impossible to get in the mornings. If you or your baby has trouble sleeping, you can always use O’mumsie’s sleepy balm. This is not a drug but an all-natural balm made of lavender, chamomile, and other essential oils that relax, calm and soothe you and your baby and induce you to a peaceful sleep.
- During seasonal changes, especially winters, avoid early morning baths for your baby. It is better for your baby when the weather is warmer, preferably in the afternoons. If you can climate-proof your home, then you can also go with the evening baths, if you are not taking your baby in the cold weather outside.
- Another factor to keep into account is your baby’s feeding and sleeping time. You can plan the bathing time around that. If your baby feeds at a particular time and then sleeps, bath them around 45 minutes before that. It will become part of your baby’s routine and lead to better sleep.
- You can also plan your baby’s bath time that suits you best. After all, you are the primary caregiver. If you are a morning person, who has more energy in the morning, then plan the baby’s bath around that time. If you are a night owl, who functions best in the late hours, then plan the baby’s bath accordingly. Your baby’s bath requires utmost concentration and is better suited for that part of the day when you are at your best.
- Do not bathe your toddlers and slightly older children more than once a day.
So, these are some of the pointers you should follow before deciding on your baby’s bath time.
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