Disclosure: I received a selection of Cetaphil samples for posting, all opinions expressed here are my own.
Bathing your first new born baby for the first time can stressful event for a lot of parents. Many questions spinning around you, like: Is the water too hot? Is the water too cold? Well don’t worry help is at hand. Check Out Kelly Bourne’s Baby Bath Time Tips.
Kelly Bourne’s Baby Bath Time Tips
Kelly is a wealth of information and is a great resource for Canadian parents. July is known as the month with the highest number of babies born in Canada*. To help parents prepare for their new arrivals, Kelly offers tips on how to bathe newborns correctly and safely.
Sponge Bathe Your Newborn
Delay tub baths until his umbilical cord detaches. Soaking or excess moisture can promote bacteria growth. Instead, sponge bathe your baby.
Bath Water Temperature
The bath water should be 37 degrees Celsius. To be certain, use a bath thermometer. Eventually you’ll learn to gauge the water temperature with a quick test on the inside of your wrist to ensure it’s not too hot.
Babies often develop cradle cap. It’s a harmless condition and will eventually go away on its own. If it bothers you, using a natural oil followed by a gentle cleanse of your baby’s scalp helps to remove the scales.
A wet, slippery, wiggly infant is hard to hold onto. To keep your baby safe, lay out all essential bath items within reach ahead of time.
Use Baby Wash
It’s a misconception that you don’t need a cleanser while bathing your baby. There are many oil based irritants that can end up on your baby’s skin. Water alone may not remove them and using a washcloth with no cleanser can be harsh on the skin. Cetaphil Baby Ultra Moisturizing Wash contains 1/3 baby lotion and lets you cleanse delicate skin gently.
Keep Baby Warm
Place washcloths on your baby’s chest and arms as you pour water over her body. This provides a little more insulation and warmth during bath time.
Bathe Every Few Days
It’s a popular misconception that babies need a bath every day. Bathing too frequently may dry the skin. Every few days is ideal. In between baths, cleanse with a sponge to keep baby fresh. After bathing, use Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion to help moisturize and protect the skin.
There is a technique to move your baby in and out of the tub. One may be tempted to cradle the baby. It’s better to support her head and bottom with your hands rather than using a cradling position.
Bonding With Dad
Dads today are more involved with their children than ever. Bath time gives Dad a great opportunity to share in the bonding experience with baby.
Canada’s number one brand of sensitive skin care cleansers comes new Cetaphil Baby, dermatologist tested and pediatrician recommended for babies’ delicate skin. Cetaphil Baby Wash & Shampoo ($9.99), Ultra Moisturizing Wash ($9.99), Daily Lotion ($14.99) and Moisturizing Oil ($14.99) are now available nationally. Well-known parenting educator and former registered nurse, Kelly Bourne, was among the first in Canada to try the Cetaphil Baby line.
Searching for Canada’s Cetaphil Baby
Cetaphil Baby celebrates bath time by inviting Canadians to share their baby bath time photos on Instagram with the hash tag, #CetaphilBabyBathtime during the month of June. There will be four weekly winners and one grand prize ($1,000 value) winner who will become Canada’s Cetaphil Baby! He or she will receive a personalized family photo shoot, fantastic baby gear and one year’s supply of Cetaphil Baby products. The winner will also be featured online. More information is available at www.cetaphilbaby.ca.
Win a Cetaphil Baby Bath-time Prize Pack
1. Wash & Shampoo
1. Moisturizing Oil
1. Moisturizing Wash