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.