~ 6 to 12 months
your baby, bathtime is more than just getting clean. It can be great
fun for some babies. They love the water, some bathtime play, gentle
splashing, and your enthusiastic pleasure.
After a busy day, a warm bath can be a relaxing beginning to a bedtime
routine. Your baby wil know that day is drawing to a close when bathtime
comes at the same time of the day.
baby may enjoy a few toys at bathtime now. Ducks and boats are a great
way to begin. Pour water for her to "catch" and show her
how to splash!
babies still don't like bathtime and are uneasy in the water. Respect
your baby's feelings and continue to make bathing as comfortable,
pleasant, and short as possible. She may need more experience before
she likes bathtime.
to keep bathtime safe by having everything ready before you begin.
Always stay with your hands by your baby. Ignore the phone and doorbell
and any other household distractions.
bath mats and infant bath seats add safety and security to bathtime.
Use what works best for your situation to reduce slips and slides.
Keep your bath toys in an open container or mesh bag and dry them
after each use to prevent mold and mildew. Bath toys do need to be
replaced from time to time.
Some parents enjoy taking a bath with their baby, some do not. When
both of you feel so inclined, give it a try.!