Research has shown that bathing with your baby has many benefits, including skin-to-skin contact, a calming effect on both you and your baby, and an amazing opportunity to bond. Even Dr. William Sears (yes, THAT Dr. Sears, the author of over 30 parenting books), agrees, although he reminds parents to be safe. Let’s check out a few safety tips, then read on for a chance to win two awesome tub toys that take bath time with baby to whole new levels of fun!
Safety Tips for Bathing with Baby
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When it comes to reaping the benefits of bathing with baby, safety is key. Here are a few tips to make sure your little one stays safe in the tub with you:
- Wait until the umbilical cord heals. You don’t want to submerge your baby until that little piece of umbilical cord has fallen off and his navel is all healed.
- Watch your water temperature. You might love scalding hot baths, but your baby doesn’t. Stick to room temp water (or slightly above).
- Stick to the shallow end. Fill the tub up with no more than two to three inches of water.
- Use the buddy system. If you have a partner, get into the tub first, then ask them to hand the baby over. If you are going it alone, get everything you need ready first, then use safety grips and carefully step into the tub. Hold your baby to your chest as you ease yourself down into the water.
Once in the tub, use the time to bond further with your little one with these fun and interesting bath toys!
Yookidoo’s Submarine Spray Station
Yookidoo’s Submarine Spray Station is the perfect toy to enjoy with you and your little one in the bath. Make bath time a bonding experience for the two of you as a fun, battery-operated submarine with a water circulation pumping system draws water from the tub and recycles a safe stream of water without wasting water from the tap. Water magically streams through the diver shower head especially designed for easy grip and activation by small hands. Direct water flow into the water activity center to generate a chain reaction of surprising magical water effects in the bath tub!
Age range: 2-6 years, MSRP: $34.99
Yookidoo’s Submarine Spray Whale
Little (and big!) deep sea divers will fall in love with this battery-operated submarine and friendly whale tub companion! The patented pumping system magically draws water from the tub creating a safe, recycled water flow that streams through the diver shower head. The diver shower head’s easy grip design allows little hands to direct the water flow anywhere in the tub for splish, splashy fun!
Age range: 2-6 years, MSRP: $29.95
Yookidoo Bath Toys Giveaway
Enter below for a chance to win both of these fun bath toys from Yookidoo, an estimated value of $65. Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ and ends on 9/6/17. Good luck!
51 thoughts on “The Benefits of Bathing with Your Baby + Yookidoo Bath Time Toys Giveaway”
boats, ducks, bath paints, the eggs that turn into different characters like dinosaurs! My kids just love baths!
some ducks and boats
Water wheel and tea cups
bath crayons and ducks!!
A water wheel has always been a favourite in our house.
my son has some little ducks, colored soap
I loved these little boats I had as a kid.
My favorite bathtime toys are my Aquaman Figurines.
My kids like the foam soap
Bath times always fun
My favorite bath time toys are the bath foams or bath crayons.
Colored bath foam was always my favorite as a child. My niece enjoys fishing in the bath.
l loved playing with crazy foam
My favorite bath time toy was squirt gun.
My favorite bath time toy is the Mr T Rubber ducky, and my sons is the squirt gun. Thanks!
I like my rubber ducky
OMG! My grandaughter would love this!!! She loves her frog & turtle but these would be a great addition!
I like my rubber ducky
She loves her rubby ducky!
I like the little sets of floating boats (Or I guess I should say my nephew does.)
I like boats!
My granddaughter loves bath markers.
We have several rubber duckies, a couple of squirt toys and some water friendly dolls. My girls love bath toys.
I’ve always been a fan of rubber ducks in the tub, but the washable crayons are fun too.
We have some little squirt toys and some bath paint that my son loves
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the bath crayons.
We have plastic cups…. these look awesome!
We have boys in our family and they love boats.
We love the bath crayons.
My daughter likes her singing mermaid, in the bath.
Boats are the best.
My favorite is a Colorful Glowing Light Bath Toys.
Mine is anything small that can be put away out of sight when the kids are done and that doesn’t make a mess. My kids’ favorites? The bigger, the better, and if it spins, sprays water, and chirps incessantly (looking at YOU, VTech Swim & Spray Musical Dolphin…) it’s definitely going to be part of every bath.
These look too cute….gonna have to look for Christmas time
Stacking cup are my granddaughters favourite!
A toy for all ages.
Daddy does the bath… play with water falls
We love stacking cups with holes
I love the rubber duckies.
Anything that floats and can’t go down the throat are my favourite
We are loving our duckies right now and her fish sponge!
My daughters love their floating boat toys in the bath tub.
My son loves toys that squirt water and his blue tug boat
My kids love stacking cups in the bath
So cute! I’ve always loved the “art bath toys” that allow kids to draw on themselves and the bathtub! So fun and kids get a kick out of them!
My twins love to play with mermaid dolls in the bathtub =)
These are fun!! My baby boy loves the foam abc bath toys
Such cute bath toys!