Tips for bath time with baby

It’s a bit hard to bathe a newborn. They’re so little and squirmy and what if they slip out of your hands.. oh my!

Lily has been helping me bathe the baby, she is such a great helper and even let him use her special star hooded towel last week because she felt it was warmer than Thom’s baby towel. What a sweet pea.

New York has been bitter cold these past few days and Thom and Lily both have had some dry skin issues.

Here are a few tips about keeping your baby’s skin hydrated throughout the harsh winter months from dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe.

1. baths lukewarm. Test the water before easing your baby into the water.

2.       Limit baths to every other day if your child has very dry skin.  If bath time is part of your evening ritual (which helps everyone get necessary sleep!), just alternate a plain water bath with the use of a gentle cleanser.  I like AVEENO Baby  Wash & Shampoo because it doesn’t irritate even the most sensitive skin.

3.       Moisturize more during the winter.  The best time to moisturize your baby’s skin is within 5 minutes of taking a bath, while the skin is still somewhat damp.  Be sure to reapply a moisturizer throughout the day if your baby’s skin feels rough. AVEENO® Baby® Daily Moisture Lotion is hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, so it’s safe to use even in babies who have very sensitive skin or eczema.

4.       Buy a cool mist humidifier for your baby’s room.  Keep it on while your baby sleeps.  Dry heat coming from the radiator or other central heating system can do damage to your baby’s skin.  Cool mist humidifiers add moisture to the air, and they are safe in case baby knocks it over.

Done. Done. and DONE! Thanks Doc!

*I was not paid for this post. I find this information helpful and was sent AVEENO products for purposes of this post*