Bath Time with A Newborn! #DisneyBabyCA (Giveaway)


It's been almost three weeks since we welcomed our little girl in to the world. She is healthy and perfect and is such a blessing. Since I had her via c-section, it certainly has been an adjustment trying to get back to a somewhat schedule. It's hard enough trying to get into a new routine with a newborn, but add healing from a c-section in there and it certainly takes a while.

I am still a bit sore, but I'm trying to get my house back into shape and prepare for my daughter's ninth birthday in a couple weeks as well as get ready for the two older kids to head back to school. They've been such big helpers I'm definitely going to miss them when they're back in school.


Since baby number three has been home I swear I some times feel like a first time mom. It's been seven years since I had a newborn in the house and there are so many rules that were okay seven years ago that aren't now. So making sure I follow them and get adjusted has been a learning experience.

One thing I have been loving has been giving my little girl a bath. We do this at night before she heads to bed because I think it relaxes her a bit more and it certainly helps me so that I can  get a couple more hours of shut eye before her next feeding. It's great because during this time our house is quiet, everyone is asleep and it's just me and her, so we get some quality time together in which I "try" to sing her a few lullaby songs.

Below are a few tips from the lovely folks at Disney Baby that definitely helped reassure me when I first gave baby girl a bath after we came home from the hospital. Giving your little ones a bath can be a bit scary at first, even if you're not a first time mom, these tips can help you prepare safely.

FROM BUBBLES TO BATHROBES:
TIPS FOR BATHING YOUR BABY

Tip #1: Start small
Your baby is little, so their bathtub should be too! When you start bathing a baby, it’s easier to do it in the sink, or using a small plastic tub. That way, you won’t have to kneel or lean awkwardly over the side of a big bath while keeping your baby upright. Some baby tubs, like this adorable Winnie the Pooh one, feature built-in toys, ensuring that bath time is fun for everyone! 

Tip #2: Ditch the daily dips
Babies don’t need to bathe everyday – in fact, daily baths can dry out or damage your little one’s skin. It only takes two or three baths a week to ensure that baby stays squeaky-clean, as long as you stay vigilant about keeping face, hands and diaper area clean between washes. These Finding Nemowashcloths are the perfect way to keep baby fresh between bath times.

Tip #3: Lock in that moisture
If your baby does have dry skin, rub on a little moisturizing lotion, cream or oil post bath. There are plenty of products out there that both you and your baby can use!

Tip #4: Keep baby warm
Wet babies can become easily chilled, so throughout bath time it’s important to keep your little one warm. Ensure that bath water is around 37 degrees and that the air in the bathroom is comfortably warm as well. After the bath, wrap baby up in a soft, clean towel and give him a little snuggle! A Winnie the PoohBathtime Wrap keeps baby feeling cozy and looking cute. 

GIVEAWAY: 
One Canadian reader will win a Mickey Mouse clothing set along with a hydration bottle and clip-on rattle!
 


 
Disclosure: I am a Disney Baby Mom Ambassador and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group; however all opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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