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!