Safer bathtime WITH ECOSTORE
Bathtime is for fun and bonding – but safety is a priority. ecostore’s plant and mineral-based baby products are safer for your little one’s skin
In the first week after birth, before the dried stump of the umbilical cord heals and falls off, we recommend giving baby a sponge bath. Fill a container with warm water and a dash of ecostore baby body wash. Gently place baby on a nest of warm towels and sponge down using damp washcloth to clean. In winter, make sure baby is in a warm place, or consider giving them a ‘top and tail’, washing their face and neck first, followed by the genital area. Before baby can sit up on their own, use a bath cradle or wash baby in the sink or a baby bathtub. Fill the tub with 2 – 3 inches of water, ideally 37 degrees C. Test water by dipping in your own wrist or elbow. Use mild ecostore baby soap, sparingly, to prevent baby’s delicate skin drying out. You’ll need to hold baby at all times at this age. Make sure you get a good grip – under the arms is a good place to hold. Babies are slippery when wet! Aim to get baby out before water gets too cold. Be prepared with towels and pajamas laid out within arms’ reach. Make sure to dry baby carefully between all the little folds of skin to prevent rashes and irritation.
Toddlers need regular baths as they get grubby at daycare and kindy. They love to protest about getting into the bath – and once in, refuse to get out! No toddler can resist the allure of ecostore bubble bath. Using ecostore sleepytime bath is a great way to wind down as part of the bedtime routine, signaling the day is coming to an end. Toddlers will be able to sit up in the bath on their own but don’t leave them unattended for even a second. Fill the tub to the height of your toddler’s belly button.
Time to bond
Nothing is more delightful to a small child than mum or dad hopping in the bath with them. When baby is tiny, bathtime is a great opportunity for skin-to-skin contact. Make sure another adult is on hand when it’s time to get out – or set up a nest of towels to lie baby down on while you towel dry.
No matter your child’s age or stage, enjoy safer bathtime fun with ecostore