As all parents know, having kids is expensive. Especially having a new baby at home. But a few times a year Blooming Bath offers a FREE SHIPPING weekend for our customers. And now is that time. But there are only a few days left to take advantage! If you have a new baby or you just want to stock up on Blooming Bath for babies bathtubs for upcoming baby shower gifts, now is the time. Save up to 15% on (US only) orders between now and Friday. Just choose the free standard shipping option at checkout. And enjoy the freedom of free, while it lasts!
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Posted on July 22, 2014
Posted on July 16, 2014
At Blooming Bath, we know all about how fun bath time with your baby can be, but sometimes it’s even more fun when you add a few baby bath toys into the mix.
Here is a look at some clever, cute and classic baby bath toy designs that you can try with your Blooming Bath for babies bathtub.
This 3-set of stackable ducks not only float, they also double as rinse cups for parents. Babies will also have fun pouring water from them and “swimming” them around in the tub.
Squirty Bath Puppets
Add a little adventure to bath time with these adorable terry cloth bath puppets that squirt water. You can get a full cast of characters because the puppets come in sea dragon, alligator, seahorse and shark shapes.
Nothing is more relaxing than a bubble bath and some music right? What about when your child is the one making the music? When your baby and Blooming Bath graduate to the big tub, treat your toddler to these water flutes. The flutes can be filled with varying amounts of water to create different sounds. Song sheets are even included!
Bath time just wouldn’t be complete without a rubber ducky or two bobbing around. These days you can pretty much find a rubber ducky in any theme or color under the sun. Our favorite is still the classic yellow rubber ducky, it coordinates perfectly with the canary yellow Blooming Bath.
What are your favorite baby bath toys?
Posted on July 9, 2014
Just before the Fourth of July, the Blooming Bath made a debt on KSBI’s Oklahoma Live morning show!
The show featured mom blogger Stephanie Clinton of hugskissesandsnot.com who was sharing with the Oklahoma City viewing audience her favorite baby teething products.
As all of us who’ve gone through the teething process with our babies knows, it’s always a good idea to have a few go-to products on hand right around the three to four month mark when those chompers start appearing.
Along with sharing her favorite teething solutions (Mommy Bliss Gripe Water, Kids Relief Oral Gel and Kid’s Spry Tooth Gel with Xylitol) Stephanie just couldn’t resist showing off her canary colored Blooming Bath at the end of the segment.
“This is my favorite thing. I love this. Look at this cute thing!”
She went on to share how cozy the Blooming Bath for babies is, especially for new parents who worry about their new babies slipping and sliding around in the sink or tub.
The Blooming Bath is suitable for use with babies up to six months in the sink and then can also be used by infants who graduate onto the bigger tub, but still want the comfort and protection of Blooming Bath’s soft petals.
Stephanie said that as soon as the show was over her Blooming Bath was going to be sent to her friend with a six-week old. Stephanie, like many other parents we've talked to said she wished the Blooming Bath was around when her kids were babies.
Check out the full Oklahoma Live segment (Bloooming Bath feature starts at 24 minute mark) by clicking here. And don't forget to order a Blooming Bath for your next baby shower!
Posted on June 25, 2014
There have been so many adorable baby photos posted recently on our social media channels that we just couldn't resist the opportunity to showcase them here on the Blooming Bath blog.
Not only will these photos make you go aww, they may also inspire you to use your Blooming Bath for babies bathtub in a brand new way. Enjoy!
Go for a stroll with the Blooming Bath - Who couldn't use a little more comfort on their next stroller ride? This inventive parent figured out a way to do so while incorporating their Blooming Bath.
The perfect pair for a photo shoot - Snug as two bugs in a Blooming Bath! Twins Kinsler and Khloe couldn't be cuter in this photo shoot for two. Have you tried using your Blooming Bath as a prop for your newborn's photo shoot?
Rub-a-dub-dub - The Blooming Bath in the tub! Make the big kid bath as comfortable for your toddler as possible by using the Blooming Bath as a cushion. Judging by the smile, it looks like little Henry approves.
Lend a Paw? - It's not just parents that benefit from using the Blooming Bath in the sink with their babies during bath time. Siblings and yes, even four-legged members of the family get in the act. Here, Benelli is offering a wet nose to his baby sister in the tub.
Posted on June 18, 2014
When it comes to picking your baby’s name there are a variety of places to draw your inspiration, from popular movies and television shows, to baby name websites, to your own family tree. Now, there is another new twist on how to evaluate potential names – by the age of individuals with a certain name.
A recent article on FiveThirtyEightLife took data from the Social Security Administration and charted it against actuarial tables to find out how many living Americans have a particular name. The results were particularly interesting, especially when it came to female names.
The authors found that a name like Brittany only came into vogue within the last few decades, starting in the early 1980s. Which means most Brittanys you meet likely won't be much older than 25. The article also looked at the median ages of women with the 25 most common names.
Most Lisa’s are in their 40s, while most Dorothy’s (not surprisingly) are closer to the 70 age-range. Anna, is one female name that has spanned the decades with the median age of people living who have the name being 31.
Perhaps most interesting to new parents are the names of the younger set. When it comes to young female names, Eva, Mia, Sophie, Ella and Isabella are predominately in the 5 to 8 year-old range. For boys, Mason, Jayden, Liam and Aiden were between the ages of 4 and 8 years old.
One take away is, if you want to avoid your child entering preschool with 5 other kids with the same name, check out some of the article's findings, or you can just name your daughter Gertrude. The median living age for that name is 80, with 25 percent being over 87!
Photo Credit: http://fivethirtyeight.com/
Posted on June 12, 2014
Father's Day is coming up this Sunday, June 15! As many of you know, Blooming Bath was first started by four dads who wanted to find a better, safer and more comfortable way to bathe their babies. What they came up with was the adorable Blooming Bath for babies bathtub!
As a way to honor all of the fathers in our lives, as well as the creators of the Blooming Bath for babies, we are hosting a super fun giveaway!
The Grand Prize Winner will receive 1 Blooming Bath and 1 pair of Freshly Picked baby moccasins. Winner chooses the colors and size.
The Runner Up will win a Blooming Bath for babies bathtub of their color choice. Don't miss out on this great giveaway.
Don't forget to tell the dads your in your life how much you love and appreciate them this Sunday!
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Posted on June 4, 2014
Our friends over at Miss Frugal Mommy have discovered the Blooming Bath for Babies bathtub and were kind enough to write this lovely review about our comfy baby bath tub.
Miss Frugal Mommy is expecting baby number 3 (congrats!) and has been prepping her older children on how to be a good big sibling to the new arrival, including practicing how to give their new little brother or sister a proper bath. The kids have been practicing with baby dolls and, according to mom, it's not just the younger members of the family who are looking forward to the ease of bathing the new baby in the Blooming Bath.
"As my memory recalls, bath time wasn’t always the most fond experience for my children when they were newborns. There are so many things you must worry about in order to keep your baby happy and content during baths and I can’t imagine trying to add two siblings to the mix. However, the Blooming Bath has officially put all my worries aside and I am greatly looking forward to stress free bathing with the new baby and helpful siblings," Miss Frugal Mommy writes.
She goes onto say that in addition to creating a more relaxing baby bath time, the Blooming Bath will allow for more family bonding and less time spent worrying about adjusting baby, which had been the case using old-school, slippery plastic bath tubs.
"I truly believe that this is a must-have baby product, especially if there are younger siblings," she says.
You can read Miss Frugal Mommy's full review here. And don't forget that the Blooming Bath for babies makes a great shower gift, especially for mommies with bigger kids who want to help bathe the new baby.
Posted on May 28, 2014
If you are still holding onto thoughts of the long Memorial Day Weekend that just passed, you aren't alone. Maybe you spent your time off getting out into nature, taking advantage of holiday sales, or just getting things done around the house. Whatever it was, we're guessing you wouldn't mind a bit more of it? Well, now you can still have a taste of the holiday spirit with our latest shipping promotion!
In honor of the Memorial Day holiday we are covering the shipping costs of your Blooming Bath shipping fees through Sunday, June 1. Just use the discount code: "memorialday" when you check out at www.bloomingbath.com. Be sure to select the free shipping option and you'll enjoy more than 15 percent in savings on your order!
Here's to more long weekends and more savings!
Posted on May 21, 2014
Here at Blooming Bath, we’ve become somewhat of an expert in the art of baby bathing techniques, picking up tips not only from our loyal customers, but also from hours of practice. Whether you are a seasoned grandma, or a brand new parent, here are some baby bathing tips that everyone from novices to experts can appreciate.
Baby Bathing Tips
- Before you even turn on the tap, think about the room temperature that you are bathing your baby in. Is it chilly? Babies lose heat quickly so it’s always a good idea to turn up the heat in the kitchen (if you are bathing baby in the sink) or bathroom to around 75 or 80 degrees F prior to the bath.
- Set your water heater temperature to 120 degrees F so you don’t have to worry about accidental burns, which can happen at the factory setting of 140 degrees F.
- Before getting the tub and water ready, be sure to get everything you’ll need (towels, soaps, etc.) in near proximity to the tub so you never have baby out of your sight.
- Never put your baby in the bath while filling up the tub or sink because the temperature can change and get too hot, or the water level can get too deep.
- Make sure the bathwater is comfortably warm by testing with your wrist or elbow. Keep in mind that babies and toddlers generally prefer their tub water cooler than adults do.
- Be mindful of the types of bubble baths and soaps that you use on baby, being sure to choose baby-safe options as to not irritate their sensitive skin.
- Experts recommend only bathing newborns 2-3 times per week, instead opting for more frequent hand and diaper-area cleanings. (If your baby’s umbilical cord is still intact, avoid baths altogether and use baby wipes or washcloths).
- The most important tip: Never leave baby unsupervised in the tub and always keep at least one hand on baby.
Benefits of Baby Bath Time
The benefits of bath time are numerous. Not only is baby bath time a great way for parents and baby to bond and create a regular routine, bathing babies (especially in the comfy Blooming Bath) is a great way to calm fussy little ones. A warm bath before bedtime can also help prepare baby for a restful night of sleep, something all parents crave in the first few months of parenthood.
Posted on May 15, 2014
Well, it’s been an interesting week around the Blooming Bath office. As those who live in San Diego County (where our headquarters are located) are well aware, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared the area in a state of emergency on Wednesday as high temperatures and excessive winds aided in the spread nine wildfires throughout the region.
Luckily, there were no injuries reported from the fires, but thousands of residents were advised to evacuate their homes as well as those in attendance at local schools and working in local businesses, including us here at Blooming Bath.
The smoke and fire got close enough to our Carlsbad office for us to snap the above photo before we were advised to evacuate for our safety.
On Wednesday, we closed the Blooming Bath office at 2 p.m. and phone and email communications ceased as well as our regular mail and package carrier pickups. Blooming Bath employees are safely back in the office today and getting back to our customer’s phone and email messages as well as getting back to shipping out our Blooming Bath for babies bath tubs. Many schools in the area, however, including San Diego Unified School District are still closed today.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the residents in the area dealing with fires on their properties and businesses and with the firefighters who are hard at work protecting us. Thank you!