Baby Dove Healthy skin basics

6 tips for bathing a baby

  • 1
    Melissa, mom of twins.

    “Soap can make baths slippery. I got around this by putting an old towel at the bottom of the bath. It gives some grip and helps you keep hold of that soapy, wriggling baby” 

  • 2
    Andy, dad of one.

    "It doesn't have to be about all-singing, all-dancing bath toys. Items as simple as a flannel and plastic cup do the trick. Pouring a stream of water for my baby to run her hand through gets the biggest smile!"

  • 3
    Chris, dad of one.

    “Getting the depth of the water right is a good skill to pick up quickly. We have the water deep enough that our little one can splash away but not so deep that it goes over his face when he’s on his back kicking!”

  • 4
    Catherine, mom of three.

    “Who needs a baby bath when you have a sink? I bathed all three of my kids in ours when they were born. It’s a great way to save your back” 

  • 5

    Marnie, mom of one.

    “Once the baby is in the bath, you can’t really move so I keep all bath products, including toys, in a mini shopping basket. I just pull it out at bathtime so everything is within reach”

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    Charlie, dad of two.

    “Bathtime can seem like a chore, particularly at the end of your own day, but try to appreciate that time. You can listen to their imaginations at work, play with them and hopefully hear them giggle”