|My Nurse Bathing My Son Only Hours Old!|
When our first child was born, I was very well prepared--or so I thought! I had the plastic baby bathtub with an anti-slip padding for baby, brand new baby washcloths, and adorable hooded towels for our son! Little did I know, that my son did not like to be stripped down and his cries would ring off the bathroom walls! So I tried to compensate for temperature difference by warming the room, and making sure the water was warm enough--but not too warm--for our newborn.
This definitely improved the situation, but my little guy still was fussy at bathtime. As a result, I learned to be the world's fastest baby bather! And thank goodness I learned this skill: we ended up having 5 children born only 5 years apart! Each and every night I bathed a newborn, baby, toddler, preschooler and kindergartener all at the very same time! PHEW, this was my life!
After our son's first bath at home, I noticed he was covered in a rash--and right before his first paediatrician appointment! (Yes, the doctor noticed too!) To me it seemed like a clear case of cause and effect: the baby wash that I was using was not mild enough for my son's skin. For my husband and I, it became a series of trials and tribulations to find a baby wash that didn't cause our son's skin to react. But our search paid off, and we found a wash that worked well for our son's delicate skin!
There is just something so rewarding about bathing a baby, I believe: putting him into fresh sleepers, giving him his nightime feeding, and sending him off for a peaceful slumber (after lots of hugs and kisses). Bathtime is such an important time for mom (or dad) and baby to bond, laugh, sing, giggle, "talk" and play together. At it's best, it's a wonderfully calm and relaxing time when both mommy (or daddy) and baby can unwind from the busy day.
|JOHNSON’S® NATURAL® baby products!|
As the mom of a newborn who had sensitive skin, allow me to introduce improved JOHNSON’S® NATURAL® baby products, which are paraben-free, dye-free and phthalate-free! With over 100 years of baby care knowledge, moms (and dads) can feel confident that JOHNSON’S® will be gentle on baby’s skin. JOHNSON’S® NATURAL® baby products are made from 97-99% naturally-derived ingredients!
Shown above are JOHNSON’S® NATURAL® baby shampoo, JOHNSON’S® NATURAL® HEAD‐TO‐TOE® baby wash, and JOHNSON’S® NATURAL® baby lotion. (If you have never had a newborn before, believe me that their little hands and feet often need baby lotion!)
Visit the JOHNSON’S® Baby page on the BabyCentre website, or visit JOHNSON’S® Baby on Facebook!
Do you remember your child's very first bathtime? Did it go smoothly, or were there some "waves"?
Product provided as promotional consideration to the SnyMed Blog by Johnson & Johnson Inc.