The first few baths with your baby can be challenging especially if you are a first-time parent, but don’t worry, you will learn quickly and soon it will be as easy as a breeze. We have gathered here some fun facts about baby’s bath time to inspire you!
- Did you know that global baby bath time is an average of 23 minutes?
You may think why is it so long? Well, baby’s bath time is actually an ideal opportunity for bonding and learning. This is a great time to introduce educational bath toys that can help with the baby’s development. When they are busy with their toys, gently clean your baby’s skin with a Gauze Handkerchief.
Your baby may scream or cry during the first bath
Yes, it is because your infant may feel insecure in the bath due to the difference in temperature, the feeling of floating, or the noise of water. To create a pleasant bath time experience for you and your baby in the first few baths, try swaddling your baby with Gauze Swaddle Bath Towel before putting him in the bathtub. It keeps your baby warm and secure, hence they are less likely to fuss.
Music helps stimulate your baby’s brain during bath time
Research suggests that playing music and singing songs to your baby can activate parts of the brain responsible for memory and visual imagery. This is one of the best times to create memories with your baby, in the bathroom!
Bath talk helps with language development
Besides singing, engaging in bath talk can help facilitate language development. You can discuss colours, numbers, letters and even daily routines during bath time. It can help with baby’s learning process.
Post-bath massage promotes cognitive development
Introducing a simple massage post-bath is a great routine for your baby. Research in Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology indicates that babies exposed to routine touch and massage are 50% more likely to make eye contact and three times more likely to express overall positivity.
More articles about newborn's bath:
- Swaddle Bath - A better experience for you and your newborn
- Baby's first bath: Tips for first-time mommies