In addition to September being prime time back to school time, it also happens to be Baby Safety Month. The Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA) designated the month as such more than two decades ago as a way to teach both parents and caregivers on how important it is to safely choose and use baby products.
In honor of Baby Safety Month, Blooming Bath thought it would be a good idea to go over some of the best ways to keep your baby safe during bathtime. Whether you bathe your baby in the sink or the tub, handling a wet, slippery baby can often pose challenges, if not downright dangers! Especially for new parents, a few tips can go a long way when it comes to baby safety.
One of the best ways to keep your baby safe during bathing is to use the Blooming Bath for babies bathtub. The soft, cushioned petals keep your baby in a cocoon of luxurious softness that keeps them protected from hard surfaces and other objects like sink faucets or hard sink or tub edges. Another great thing about the Blooming Bath is that it props your baby up keeping them supported above the water.
Which brings us the most important safety tip for baby bathing, NEVER leave your baby unattended during bathtime. Even when there is very little water, there could still be a chance for drowning if a baby is left alone. Experts suggest always keeping a hand on baby during bath time.
In addition to drowning dangers, another common safety concern during bath time is using the appropriate water temperature for bathing. To be extra careful, think about setting your hot water heater to 120 degrees F so the water temperature can't get hot enough to cause burns. Also, be sure to fill the bath and test the water with your wrist before putting baby in. If you are worried about baby getting too cold while in the tub, a handy solution is to increase the temperature in the room you are bathing them in rather than the water temperature.
You can learn more about Baby Safety Month at the organization's Facebook Page. They also do lots of great giveaways so be sure to check them out!