Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • New Product Sneak Preview: Hooded Towels

    For those of you who love the look and comfort of the Blooming Bath for babies bathtub, we have good news! We've got a brand new, adorable baby bath item coming your way in 2015. Blooming Bath is excited to announced our new hooded towel, due out in January 2015.

    As you can see from the sneak peek below, the hooded towel incorporates many of the great characteristics of our popular Blooming Baths. Your little ones can soon be surrounded by the soft touch and coziness of Blooming Bath petals in and out of the tub and long after bath time has ended. Can't wait to wrap up your little blossoms in this much adorableness? We can't wait either. These one-of-a-kind towel hoodies will be available in blue, hot pink and canary yellow and will retail for $29.99.

    Stay tuned for more details on the release coming in early 2015!

     

  • September Is Baby Safety Month

    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!

     

  • Getting Babies Ready for Back to School

    In case you missed all of the adorable photos being posted on Facebook and Instagram this week by proud parents, the back to school season has officially arrived. While your little one may not be quite ready for a backpack and crayons yet, it’s never too soon to start getting your baby ready for school and learning through your daily activities and interactions.

    Here are just a few things that the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families recommends parents do to get their babies and infants ready for learning.

    Communication and Language

    When it comes to your baby’s language and communication skills, one of the best things parents can do is to read, sing and tell stories to their babies from an early age. Doing so helps them understand words and ideas early on. Babies typically start using words around the age of one. When baby’s start talking, and even before, it’s important for parents to repeat words, sounds and phrase back to their children and have back and forth conversations.

    Thinking Skills

    One of the best ways to get your infants to start thinking is by asking them questions and having them use logic to think through their answers. Using play time and daily activities is a great way to do this. Using bath time to help them understand the difference between wet and dry, toys floating or sinking or water being hot or cold are all perfect opportunities to teach your little ones new concepts.

    Self Confidence

    Before the back to school bell rings for your child, instilling a sense of self confidence from a young age will do wonders for their long-term education. You can help your child along by being encouraging and supportive while letting them work through the answers to problems. Praise for tasks well done also goes a long way.

    Want more tips for getting your little ones ready for back to school? Check out this Early Learning Handout.

    Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gabi_menashe/

     

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