Bath Time Essentials & Tips

Bath Thermometer:

A bath thermometer is perfect for some peace of mind, ours was pretty affordable at just £5 from Tesco. The optimum bath temperature is 37 degrees celsius which is really hard to judge, I always think it feels to warm for a baby, but anything lower and you’ll have a shivering little one. I definitely found this helpful to know I wasn’t going to scold or freeze my newborn! You can pick one up here.

Angelcare Bath Seat:

Okay, so I am pretty sure you’ve of heard about how great these are – but the hype had to come from somewhere right? This little mesh seat allows you to have both your hands free without your baby wriggling all over the place! After having a caesarian I could bath Rory pretty quickly with the help of this bad boy! Also, it doubles as a seat to allow you to pop the baby in when you need to have a wee (obviously not when they’re in the bath) You can pick one up here.

Cuddledry Towel*:

I cannot deal with how soft these towels are, I received this when I was pregnant and was amazed by the softness! It’s such a lovely idea being able to cuddle your baby dry, it’s by far our favourite towel. You wrap it around your neck, pick them out and pop the hood up, avoiding having to put them on the cold floor. I sit with him in the towel and feed him (risking being peed on) and he loves it, it really calms him down before bed. Again, though, let’s discuss the softness! You have to see if to believe it. You can pick one up here.

HiPP Organic Bath Range*:

I have always been amazed by this bath range! It’s so soft and gentle on Rory’s sensitive skin whilst being really affordable. You can see my full review of the range here.

Glow in the Dark Bracelets:

I picked these up really cheap at a Flying Tiger store but you can pick them up anywhere, they are so good for adding a sensory element to bathtimes – you can dim the lights (or in our case, use the hallway light!) and babies love it. You can pick some up here.

Cuddleduck*:

This is probably the most stylish rubber duck you’ll ever see right? We love this! It’s so good for keeping Rory entertained during bath time and with natural anti-bacterial properties and being made from natural rubber, it’s perfect for a now-teething Rory. You can pick one up here.

Coconut Oil: 

Baby massage is a lovely way to bond – babies respond well to physical contact and to them it means “I love you” – so get stuck in! You can pick up some helpful techniques on YouTube and it’s also really great if you have a baby who suffers from wind or colic to provide some relief.  Coconut Oil is great as it has so many uses and works a treat on cradle cap! You can pick some up here.

Tips:

  • Initially, babies are not the biggest fans of baths, newborns seem to think that everything you do you are trying to kill them – untrusting buggers! To get Rory to start enjoying the bath, I got in with him! We both benefitted from having an excuse for skin to skin and it helped him get over his bath fear. 
  • Rory had the habit of crying when I got him out of the bath until Katie lent me the tip of drying him in the bathroom which has actually been really helpful! I also make sure I have a bottle ready for after bathtime. 
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14 Comments

  1. February 11, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Ahh I'm so glad my little tip helped! We love bath time now! ❤ xx

  2. February 11, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Brilliant review Georgina we absolutely love our cuddledry towel. we have a lot of the same essentials and this is such a vital list for any mum wondering what products they need to tackle bath time xx

  3. February 11, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    Ooo I am so going to do the glow bracelet bath – that sounds fun. I reckon the toddler would enjoy it too. The cuddledry towel is genius!

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  4. February 11, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    I love my bath thermometer! Also you've just reminded me I have one of those ducks that I forgot about! Love that photo xxx

    Glossy Boutique

  5. February 11, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    This is a great list G! Never thought of using glow in the dark bracelets in the bath! Such a good idea! I'm getting the Angelcare bathseat for baby and I definitely need a Cuddledry towel! I've heard such good things! Xx

  6. February 13, 2017 / 9:10 am

    Ooh I love the idea of glow in the dark bracelets! One for me to check out!

  7. February 13, 2017 / 9:13 am

    Glow in the dark bracelets is such a good idea! We love our HiPP bath prooducts too 🙂 ox

  8. February 13, 2017 / 10:34 am

    I need to pick up some glow in the dark bracelets, they look fun! I sometimes use glow sticks in the bath. I love our angelcare bath support if I'm not having a bath with her.

  9. February 13, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Definitely agree with the bath thermometer, I like that ours doubles up as a room thermometer too so totally value for money. I need to get some toys for Benjamin's baths so will be checking out the glow in the dark bracelets x

  10. February 13, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    My boys can bath themselves now but I always loved a cuddledry towel!

  11. February 13, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Some great tips here, especially for first time mums. I was quite lucky af Leanora loved baths since new born

  12. February 13, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    I absolutely love my bath thermometer although we only brought ours when our youngest was 5months old. We always used the elbow test before.

  13. February 13, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    We loved our bath thermometer when my daughter was younger! Great post 🙂 x

  14. February 13, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    Agree with all of those, we couldn't have done without the thermometer and bath seat when our daughter was a baby!

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