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Baby Gear- Bath & Play

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

When it comes to bath time, I've found it's best to keep things simple, especially with newborns. Babies get cold easily and you want to be able to wash them off quickly without a lot of fuss. Again, these suggestions aren't brand specific (although I am partial to Burts Bees). They are simply meant to be examples of the types of products I have found to be the most useful.

Baby Bath

Having a bathtub that's easy to store and dries quickly is a huge plus. It's also nice that this particular tub fits in a standard sink, making it less messy and easy to use.

Whether or not you use Burts Bees, you'll need some kind of tear free shampoo & wash. I love Burts because there's not a lot of additives and weird ingredients, making it gentle and safe for baby's soft skin. Make sure whatever you get is tear free.

The same goes for the lotion. It's important to keep their skin moisturized and baby soft.

This is fairly self-explanatory. Any hooded baby towel will work as long as the material is soft. The hood is nice for keeping the baby's head warm and dry after the bath. I would also get a pack of extra washcloths to use.

Even though your baby will probably receive a million toys and stuffed animals before they are even born, they won't actually be able to use any of those things for quite some time. Playtime with really little ones mostly consists of engaging the senses. Given that, here are three examples of play things that do a great job of stimulating learning at a young age. 

Baby Play

Once the baby is old enough to hold his or her head up, a jumper is a great way for the baby to strengthen those little legs. It also allows them to develop certain motor skills, stimulating them through sight, sound, and touch.

Both of my daughters loved their play mats. It's another fun and interactive way for your baby to start learning. They can reach for things, look at themselves in the mirror and start to roll around and move.

It doesn't have to be this particular toy but at some point you will want to buy your baby a good teething toy to sooth them while those toofers are coming in. 

I hope this post has been helpful. Head on back over for more of my baby picks tomorrow. If you are new to the blog, like us on Facebook to stay up to date on our latests posts. xoxo


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