Between the bubbles, splashing, coos and giggles—bath time is the perfect time of the day to engage your baby’s senses and nurture your bond. Follow our simple step-by-step guide to learn how to bathe a baby.
Bath Time Means So Much More
Annually, approximately 8 billion baths are given worldwide using JOHNSON’S® baby products. For us, baths are one of our favourite daily routines since they not only relax your baby, but also give you a break from your hectic day while allowing you to bond and play while bathing your baby. Baby baths also engage your little one’s sense of smell and touch, making it an all the more enriching experience.
Studies have shown that routine touch can lead to improved physiological, cognitive, emotional and social development. Furthermore, enjoyable and familiar scents improve your baby’s mood, calmness and alertness.
Just like baby massages, bathing babies with warm water can get them ready for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Although it isn’t really difficult to understand how to bathe a baby, it becomes important to know what products to use in doing so!
Water Isn’t Enough for Your Baby’s Bath
Cleansing with water alone only removes about 65% of oil and dirt. It doesn't remove the fat-soluble impurities left behind under diapers and clothes. If these impurities remain, they can cause your little one’s delicate skin barrier* to break down. Bathing your child with water alone can actually dry your baby’s skin. However, repeated use of water (especially hard or chlorinated water) has been shown to cause moisture loss from the skin cells, leaving your baby’s skin irritated or red.
A gentle baby-specific cleanser like JOHNSON’S® Baby TOP-TO-TOE® Wash is recommended to help cleanse effectively.
We make it our responsibility to know as much as possible about your baby's precious eyes.
Introduced in 1953, JOHNSON'S® Baby Shampoo was the first specially formulated product to be as mild to a baby's eyes as pure water. Our unique JOHNSON'S® Baby Shampoo and other NO MORE TEARS® formula products were developed just for your babies’ unique needs.
*The skin barrier is the upper layer of the skin that acts as a vital barrier to outside irritants, bacteria and allergens, protecting the body from disease. Babies' skin barrier is uniquely different from adults’ and is still developing, so it needs special care.
A bath is a perfect way to create a distinction between "busy time" and "sleep time", while giving you the chance to bond with your baby. Days can feel a little easier when they end by wrapping your beautiful delicate baby, snug and cosy, in her blanket — just in time for a lullaby! Make these, and many such moments with your baby precious which will aid in her healthy all-round development!
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