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Tips for the Perfect Bath Time Routine

August 8, 2016

Can you believe Harper will be turning one in September! Her first year has flown by and I’m trying my best to cherish every memory of it. No matter how tired I am, I always look forward to Harper’s bath time. This is our time to connect, with no distractions. Even Peyton looks forward to helping with bath time with her baby sister. I’m going to share my bath time tips and why bath time is so important for babies.

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  1. Get on schedule. Start bath time the same time every night. You don’t necessarily need to give babies a full bath every day but even if you’re just doing a wash up, you should start it at the same every night. Not only does this keep you sanity as a mom, but it will signal to the baby that it’s time to wind down for the evening.

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  1. Make time to play. Allow for playtime in the bath. Believe it or not, bath time plays a significant role in early childhood development. During a child’s first few years of life, every touch, smell and loving moments play a role in baby’s brain development. I’m sure every time you smell a JOHNSON’S® baby product; it brings back memories of those special moments.

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  1. Baby massage. After the bath is over it’s time to give baby a massage. Using JOHNSON’S®HEAD-TO-TOE® extra moisturizing baby cream, take the time for a gentle massage session. Sense of touch is the first to develop for babies; it’s how they explore. JOHNSON’S® HEAD-TO-TOE® extra moisturizing baby cream can keep baby’s skin hydrated for up to 24 hrs. The smell is delightful! I always say that JOHNSON’S® creates the perfect “baby” smell.
  2. Cuddle time. By this time you baby is relaxed and ready for bed. This is the time to get in those extra kisses and cuddles before they are sound asleep. This also ties into their sense of touch and brain development.johnsons baby 2

Did you know that bath time was so important? Also, having a solid bedtime routine not only helps parents to catch up on some much needed sleep, it also helps with early childhood development for babies. These loving interactions between babies and parents and caregivers help to shape a baby’s brain. I’ve noticed with Harper, that if I get off of our bath time routine, it’s so hard for her to wind down to go to bed or she doesn’t sleep well through the night. We can’t have that!

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If you have any bedtime routine tips please share!

This is a sponsored post by JOHNSON’S®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Danielle
    August 8, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    *jots this tips down for future use*

    Thanks for sharing these!!!

  • Aracely
    August 9, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Great tips and yes that Johnson’s baby smell takes me way back every time!

  • Toia B.
    August 9, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Micah’s now 15 months old and, thankfully for the most part, has been pretty good with keeping to his schedule since he was about 7 months. That tip is super important!

    I love to do a fake towel swaddle & cuddle him when I take him out of the bath… he loves that. 🙂 That bonding is so necessary. Great tips!

  • Ty Alexander
    August 10, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Them little toes, my ovaries! Also great tips.

  • Solomon Trenkle
    August 28, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    One of the reasons why tub toys are so great is that you really don t have to pick them up and they don t seem to migrate to other rooms in the house. We have a hanging mesh bag in the tub and part of the fun is at the end of bath time to put the toys in the bag and watch the waterfall as they drain. A You don t have to buy something special, many kid toys are appropriate for the tub. A Once a toy gets the privilege of becoming a tub toy in my house, they stay there and are visited nightly!

  • ciera
    September 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    bath routine for babies is great when babies and helps them sleep better if u do before bed i think, we always bathed and did the lavander bedtime lotion loved the smell of that stuff