Bath time can be the very best time of the day for any baby. For some reason, almost all babies love water and will spend hours in it if they’re allowed to. Baths are not just about hygiene; they are a time for mother and baby to relax together and bond. Warm water can also be very soothing to a sick or cranky infant. Sometimes just putting a baby in the tub will solve all of her woes.
Bath time can also be a time for learning. Babies love to explore their environment, and there is so much to see and do in the tub. There is water to splash and bubbles to sculpt. There is shampoo to paint with. Even the washcloth is an interesting experience. It can be sucked on and dipped in the water and even draped over the faucet.
Bath time should always be relaxed and fun. Adding toys to the tub is a great way to accomplish that. Most stores that carry infant supplies will also have bathtub toys. Chose several different kinds but only offer a few at a time. Changing the toys around will keep your baby interested. Before giving them to your baby, make sure that they are age-appropriate and do not pose any kind of choking hazard. Don’t use toys that are not designed for water as they may come apart in the tub.
A plastic baby-doll is an especially nice bathtub toy. Babies love to imitate what they see… Read the rest