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  • Is Too Much Bathing Bad for Baby?

    An interesting new report out in Scotland links the frequency of baby baths to a rise in prescription medications for allergies. Since 2002, the number of allergy prescriptions has shot up to nearly 1.5 million from less than 900,000, the report said.

    One of the reasons experts gave for the rise in allergy prescriptions may surprise many American parents: too many baths given to young babies. One expert said that when infants are bathed every night, it can take away important oils that protect baby's skin and can later cause them to develop allergies or skin problems like eczema.

    Experts recommended only bathing young children about once or twice a week to help lesson the advent of future skin problems, allergies and even asthma. When parents do bath their babies, it’s  important to use simple products like a mild soap rather than fancy oils and bubble baths. The report also mentioned a study that showed using peanut-based creams and oils on young babies can also increase their chances of having a peanut allergy down the road.

    Of course, as parents, we all know that babies get messy often, which makes us want to bathe them more. Another option instead of giving your baby a full soap and water bath every night, is to use your Blooming Bath to give your baby a sponge baths when the need arises and a regular bath once or twice a week.

  • Shop For Your Blooming Bath At A Retailer Near You!

    Buying your Blooming Bath for babies just got easier. Whether you live in Los Angeles, California or Toronto, Canada, now it’s easy to find a Blooming Bath retailer near you!

    Just go to and click on our Store Locator link in the top right hand corner of the screen. You will be redirected to a search page where you can put in your address, city and state or zip code and you will be provided with the address and phone numbers of stores in your area that are carrying the Blooming Bath! You can set the retailer locator to search stores within 25, 50 or 100 miles of your set location.

    From San Diego, to Chicago, to New York City, and everywhere in between, we have partnered with some wonderful retail stores ready to sell you one of the most adorable baby baths on the market!

    Just remember, it’s always a good idea to call the store ahead of time to make sure that they have the Blooming Bath color in stock that you want to purchase. If there don’t seem to be any stores near you carrying the Blooming Bath, be sure to check back often. The number of retailers carrying our products is growing everyday. In the meantime, you can always find your favorite Blooming Bath colors and Puddle Baby Bath Washcloths in stock and ready to order on our website.  Happy shopping!

  • A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

    When we asked our customers to share photos of their adorable babies with their Blooming Baths, we knew we’d get a bouquet of wonderful baby pictures. And we most definitely did. Many of the photos are simply too cute for words! Check them out for yourself here.

    We love hearing and seeing how much you and your babies are enjoying your Blooming Baths during bath time. After seeing hundreds of your photos and reading your comments, we know without a doubt that the Blooming Bath is in fact the MOST adorable way to bathe baby. Hands down! The proof is on the face of every baby in these pictures - whether smiling, laughing, and yes, even sleeping.

    We encourage you to continue adding your photos to our Customer Photos Folder or Wall on Facebook and to follow us on Instagram - @bloomingbath. Don’t forget to tag those photos #bloomingbath. We plan on having a photo contest soon and would love to see all of your adorable babies entered. Details to come. In the meantime, keep enjoying your Blooming Baths and keep snapping those adorable baby photos, they grow up so fast!

  • Blooming Bath Goes Global!

    The Blooming Bath is quickly blossoming around the world! Here at Blooming Bath we are excited to be shipping Blooming Bath orders internationally from our warehouse in Southern California every day,  as we introduce babies and parents to one of the most comfortable and adorable baby baths on the market. We are also excited to announce a number of new distribution partners, which means our international customers can now order and receive their new Blooming Baths faster and cheaper than ever before!

    We have recently teamed up with Hip Mommies based in Toronto, Canada to serve our Canadian clientele. We are thrilled to partner with Hip Mommies, Canada’s leading purveyor of boutique baby products. Now, our Canadian fans can place their Blooming Bath order directly at the Hip Mommies website and have their Blooming Bath delivered in just 3 to 5 business days.

    We’ve have also secured a partnership with a German/Scandinavian distributor which will sell Blooming Baths in Germany, Denmark, Poland, Finland, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Luxembourg and Holland. European customers can visit to place their orders.

    Blooming Bath is also continuing to grow in the U.S. with new domestic wholesale agreements. If you have a store and are interested in carrying the Blooming Bath for babies, be sure to contact us at:

  • Celebrities Love The Blooming Bath Too!

    If there is one thing that is hot right now in the celebrity world– it’s having babies! Some of the most recognized names in Hollywood are welcoming new little bundles of joy into their lives – everyone from Jessica Simpson, to Drew Barrymore, to Kourtney Kardashian.

    Many celeb moms and dads are also discovering the Blooming Bath as one of the most convenient, fun and adorable ways to bathe baby! Kourtney was even nice enough to send us along her appreciation for her new Blooming Bath in the form of a thank you note. And here it is:

    Earlier this month, Kourtney and boyfriend Scott Disick welcomed baby girl Penelope Scotland Disick into the world. Congrats Kourtney and Scott! We know your little one will love her new bath just as much as the rest of our growing family of Blooming Bath users do!

    Rumor also has it that Jessica Simpon’s new daughter Maxwell has been gifted a Blooming Bath, as has soon-to-be mom Drew Barrymore and Guiliana Rancic. Check back with our blog often, as we will be sure to post any additional celeb Blooming Bath notes or photos as we get them!

  • Tips For Bathing Baby

    At Blooming Bath, we are happy to have brought so many moms, dads, grandparents and  relatives a more fun and safe way to bathe baby! We have gotten tons of emails, posts on our Facebook page and videos from customers who are singing the praises of the Blooming Bath as a more convenient, easy way to bathe baby. Even the babies agree (just check our our page and see some of the adorable photos)! We’ve also got some great tips from parents along the way for making their experience using the Blooming Bath even better.

    We thought we’d share these tips and some overall baby bathing basics to help all of the new parents out there.

    When you first bring your baby home from the hospital, experts recommend sponge baths until your baby’s umbilical cord stump falls off and the surrounding area heals. The Blooming Bath is perfect to use for those first few sponge baths. You can situate the Blooming Bath petals in a sink or in a plastic tub and warm up the flower with warm water. Drain excess water that has pooled, place baby in and moisten one of our super-soft puddle washcloths to wash baby’s hands, face and body. With baby’s back against the Blooming Bath, they get a full body sponge bath that is comfortable and easy on both baby and parent.

    Once your baby is ready for a bath with more water, the Blooming bath is perfect because it protects soapy, wiggly ones by cradling them within its plush petals. One of our mommy reviewers suggests submerging the entire flower in warm water prior to situating it in the sink or tub so even the tips of the flower stay warm for baby. Another option is to pour warm water on the tips of the flower before placing baby inside. Another tip for those with especially deep sinks is to roll up a towel and place it under the Blooming Bath for even added protection and comfort.

    And of course, anytime you bathe baby, keep in mind these important Safety Precautions:

    Don’t ever leave baby alone in the bath.

    Never put baby in the tub when the water is still running as it can change temperature and burn the baby. Experts suggest setting your water heater temp to 120 F to prevent potential burns.

  • The Most Popular Olympic Baby Names

    The Summer Olympics are set to open next week and we just happened to stumble across a great (and timely) story about the most popular Olympic baby names in history. Since we always love hearing great ideas for baby names, we thought this would be a fun (and patriotic) one to share with the Blooming Bath community.

    The story reported a number of surprising and not so surprising facts when it comes to the names of American athletes who have represented our country in past competitions.

    While the name Michael has most recently come to dominate Olympic headlines, in total, there have only been about 60 Mikes or Michaels that have competed in the Olympics for the United States.

    That number paled in comparison to the number of Johns that have competed in past Olympics. There have been 143 times that there has been a John competing for the United States in the summer games.

    Of the male athletes who will represent the United States at this year’s event, the most popular name is Jake/Jacob. There are also a notable number of Nicks, Matthews (Matts) and Ryans who will be representing the United States across a number of different events.

    When it comes to women athletes of years past, the most popular name has been some form of Kathryn, Kate or Katie, which tied with Susan/Sue as the most popular. A notable second place was Mary.

    When it comes to this year’s female athletes, it seems that the historic trend has held true with seven athletes competing named Kate or Katie and eight women named Sarah (all spelled with the “h” on the end) competing.

    So, which are your favorite Olympic baby names? If your baby is due during the Summer Olympics, some obvious choices would be Summer, Zeus or Olympia. But no matter what name you choose for your baby, you can get them ready for the swimming event early by practicing in their Blooming Bath!

  • Blooming Bath Appears on TODAY's Bobbie Thomas featured the Blooming Bath for Babies on the morning talk show's segment: Bobbie's fun summer products for kids.

    Bobbie serves as the show's Style Editor. We’re excited that the Blooming Bath has caught the eye of this  iconic maven of style. Bobbie calls the Blooming Bath for babies a must-have, smart solution for baby bath time and asks moms across America, "why not rub-a-dub-dub in a soft plush tub?" (we know we all would if we could!) Not only is the Blooming Bath comfortable and convenient for baby, it is also adorable and easy to wash and dry to use over and over again.

    And be sure to check out Bobbie’s full list of buzz-worthy items for babies and tots  in her latest Tuesday Trend report, or on her website.

  • Blooming Bath Announces New Ivory Bloom - Now in Stock

    For all those shoppers who are having a hard time deciding which color Blooming Bath to buy for yourself, your friends, or your relatives – well, it just got a little bit tougher. We are happy to announce a gorgeous new color bloom to the Blooming Bath garden - Ivory.

    Not only is this our new Ivory shade of Blooming Bath beautiful, it is also another gender neutral option for those of you who are looking to buy gifts for friends or family members who don’t know if they are having a boy or a girl. Our new Ivory colored Blooming Bath will be sold alongside our existing hot pink, turquoise and canary yellow Blooming Bath options.  We love the new Ivory color Blooming Bath because it has a fresh and modern look that can be used long after your baby grows out of it as a baby room accessory or cuddly pillow.

    If you decide on the Ivory color Blooming Bath for a baby shower gift, a great way to add splashes of color to your gift is to also order a set of our super soft 4-pack of Puddle baby bath washcloths in yellow, pink or turquoise.

    Shop for all of your favorite Blooming Bath colors today, and stay tuned as we continue to roll out new shades of the Blooming Bath for Babies!

  • Ways To Save Money When Expecting A New Baby

    Having a baby isn't cheap. In fact, government statistics estimate that the average middle-income family will spend around $10,000 within the first two years having their first baby. That can be hard to swallow, especially in tough economic times, but there are a number of ways to save money when expecting a baby, from using cloth diapers, to breastfeeding, to creating a budget. Below are some great tips for saving money when preparing to welcome your new bundle of joy.

    Make a Budget and stick to it. One way to ensure that you don’t go overboard  buying cute baby clothes, when you really should be socking money away for necessities like a crib and stroller are to create a budget. Here is a great baby budgeting tool that allows you to calculate both one-time expenses and monthly expenses. The good news is, if you’re deciding to have more than one baby, you will spend far less the second time around.

    Breastfeed if you can. There are a couple of ways this will save you money in the long run. First, formula can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000 when totaled for the first year of a baby’s life. In addition, products you will use for breastfeeding, such as breast pumps, are tax deductible.

    Using Cloth Diapers that can be used over and over again can save you a bundle over disposable diapers. Baby products, including one-time use diapers can be expensive. Experts say new parents will spend upwards of $2,000 on disposable diapers before a baby is potty trained compared to spending about $300-$700 on various reusable diapers.

    Baby Shower Tricks. Here’s a great trick to ensure that your baby shower guests will buy you more useful gifts like diapers and supplies rather than baby clothes – don’t tell them the sex of your baby. If you can’t bear not telling friends and family the sex of your baby, think about creating a baby registry for the items you really need and ask your guests to stick to it. This will help to ensure that your baby shower gifts are the ones you want and need.

    Find Deals. When it comes to the day-to-day expenses of having a baby, it’s always a good idea to search your favorite retailers, mommy blogs and product pages for discounts, coupon codes and other deals. The same goes for products like our very own Blooming Bath for babies. We try to partner with a number of different sites to offer deals to you. Check out our Facebook Page to see the latest discounts and giveaways.

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