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Baby Bath Time Bonding Tips

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Bathing is part of a baby's daily activities. It doesn't only make them clean and healthy but it also helps them feel relaxed and happy the whole day. Then again, since bathing is routine, busy mommies tend to forget that it's one of the best times to bond with baby.


When Rap was still a small baby, I didn't have any troubles giving him a bath. He loved the water and he seldom cried during bath time. However, bathing became harder when he became a toddler. He would get bored easily and would run around the bathroom or splash water on me. His bath toys were my most reliable bath time helpers during this stage. Aside from giving him toys, there were also times that I gave him baths in an inflatable pool.

Aside from using bath toys and inflatable pools, how can you make bath time a lot more enjoyable and a little less ordinary for both you and your baby? The 24 Hour Mommy and Lactacyd Baby Bath's Mums and Tubs Club would love to hear about your own tips. Share your baby bathing tips and win 3,000 pesos worth of gift certificates from Big & Small Company for your child! Here's how:

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  1. Every bath time, make sure you get to clean everything. Don’t forget to scrub at the back of her knees and her elbows. Wash her hands and feet thoroughly. Use hypoallergenic skin care products like Lactacyd Baby Wash.Put some colorful stuff like rubberduccky and the toothbrush ch...aracter...like pooh also the towel have colorful design,and you may play your mP3 for music background.
    On hot days, it is best to give her a bath twice (once in the morning and another in the afternoon).Wash her hair thoroughly. Dust and dirt can get trapped in the hair that can cause her to cough or sneeze incessantly. You don’t want your little one catching lice, either. And don’t forget to clean her nose and ears with a moist towel. :)

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  2. i make bathing more fun when i allow them to bring bathing toys with them. they enjoy being bathe and really look forward to bathing time!

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  3. My daughter and I always make fun time every bath, we love to sing while we take bath , Lady Gaga is our season favorite right now. I love buying those bubble bath and bath gel for both of us.. we love making bubbles as well. It's always a fun time every bath!

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  4. Mary Joyce Ann Singson
    joyceelicious_17@yahoo.com

    I always make sure that bath time will be enjoyable for me and my baby by joining them. I am singing with them a nursery rhymes, telling them exciting stories and also naming their body parts... it's like educating them at the same time. But most especially they love bubbles/LACTACYD TODDLERS because they love popping the bubbles and counting them. My kids has sensitive skin, and it makes them irritated. That is why it is very important that they use LACTACYD BABY WASH because it is hypoallegenic and so mild that suites for my babies needs.. ^^,

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  5. Bath time is a happy, enjoyable and fun time to my son Edmharc.

    He loves taking bath. The following are my rituals to have him a good and fun bath (“,)

    a. I prepare his warm water in the basin.
    b. I see to it that I used hypoallergenic shampoo and soap all over his body to avoid skin irritation and rushes. I make sure that I used soft towel to clean his body and clean his teeth with his sesame character soft toothbrush with a small amount of toothpaste.
    c. I let him play with his floater balls, rubber ducky toys and give him another minute to play with the water before I dressed him.

    FB username: Maricar Losantas
    maricarlosantas(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. i make bath time more enjoyable by putting more bubbles on the tub! my son loves to play with bubbles.. plus his water gun and his toy frog, his really happy! when i say it's bath time, he will smile at me and say "tara mommy ligo tayo" :)

    Josephine Soliman Gregorio
    jezzie_97(at)yahoo.com

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  7. i have 3 kids, it's really exhausting for me to bathe them one by one but it's not really advisable pag sabay sabay sila. i make sure the water temp is just right for them. i do not use the shower it's aksaya and they can't tolerate the cold. lagi akong nagpapakulo. before bathing them, i also make sure i prepare ahead of time the towels, cottonbuds, mansanilla, clothes para it's not magulo for us :) it's not really difficult as long as you make bathing time with them enjoyable like we sing together because they love the echo inside the bathroom. i hope this will help other moms as well ;p tak care.

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  8. forgot to put this

    erica yu-bonifacio
    tonerica16(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. we used to take a bath together, enjoying the water while playing inside the bathroom, but when my son aged 3yo, me and hubby decided not anymore.

    While undressing him and getting ready for a bath we do his favorite sports, we shoot his dress one by one in the laundry basket. That way he he really enjoys the time before really taking a bath (",) and while at the bathroom we also enjoy his favorite, making bath time bubble time! I used to add a capful of his tearless shampoo to the running water to cause loads of bubbles in the pail and voila! what a wonderful bath we have! That's why he's always excited if i call him for a bath (",)

    cathydacio

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  10. with my two girls we used to bath together and make bubbles out of our shampoo and the running water from the shower. and my two girls always bring with them their favorite dolls for them to play as mommy too. sometimes we sang their favorite songs also kahit out of tune lagi.

    carolline hatol (webweng)

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  11. Maria Laarni Kabigting BerdanNovember 2, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    I bought a small dipper and gave it to my little girl. I let her wash herself as soon as I'm done scrubbing her. She enjoys it and she thinks she herself took a bath on her own. At least she is learning to do things on her own early in life.

    - Maria Laarni Kabigting Berdan

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  12. I make sure that my son is conditioned every bath time or else he will be in a bad mood all through out the bath session. I don't want him to think of bath time as an activity that he will hate (let's face it, there are kids who gives parents a hard time in taking a bath).
    I don't want to force bath time on him, so I make sure that I start it by blowing bubbles and by letting him watch some helpful DVD's that depicts bath time as play time as well!

    Khrishia Ronquillo-Sedenio

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  13. my Baby Von loves to hear the Themesong of "DIBO" the Gift Dragon.and i play it while he take a bath.he loves to sing this song while he is taking a shower...even though hes only 2years and 9 months of age.for additional i put also his favorite toothbrush Pooh as his Microphone.(=

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  15. I put all of her duck toys inside her bath tub so she can play while i bath my baby girl.

    feighmaniago(at)gmail.com
    FB: Feigh Maniago

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  16. my baby loves to play bubbles while taking a bath so we always make big bubbles and blow it away, this makes her bath time more fun and enjoyable

    rsgonzalves(at)yahoo.com
    FB: rose valenzuela

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  17. Here’s my own tips to make baby bath time can be a relaxing moment for everyone, full of giggle and laughter.

    1.Bath time is an ideal moment for my husband to bond with our daughter, so sometimes, I leave it up to her daddy.

    2. I check the w...ater temperature and stir it to even out the temperature. I ensure that I have everything I need within my reach so I never have to leave my child.

    3. When I’m the one taking a bath to my daughter, I make it a game to wet my child’s hair. I use gentle baby shampoo that won’t sting her eyes, and I use empty baby shampoo bottle to rinse her hair. She’s so happy, she thinks it’s a shower. :)

    4. Bath Toys!, I choose bath toys that can easily be cleaned and preferably from natural material. She enjoy playing while taking a bath, and her toys are cleaned up too. :)

    5. Bubbles! Lots of Bubbles! I use soft organic bubble bath.

    6. My baby enjoys a gentle baby massage with hypo allergenic baby lotion after a bath and it’s a lovely way to end a relaxing routine.

    FB: Maria Cecilia Bolalin-Loreto

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  18. FB - Roumela Cantara

    I haven't given birth as I am due December 15, but I do have my share of bathing tips to share. This is because I am second mommy to my niece Chingan who, at 13 years, is now a lot taller and a lot bigger than I am. :)

    Anyway, on with the tips.

    I can't carry a tune but i remember singing silly songs to Chingan whenever I bathe her--we usually sing songs that mention body parts! That way, she not got to enjoy the bathing experience but learned about her anatomy as well! "My toes, my knees, my shoulder..." Get the drift? :)

    Then of course, the toys! Rubber ducky does wonders! It never failed to turn my niece's mood from blue to sunshine yellow! There were times that we would bring her dolls along--the more, the merrier!

    And oh, bubbles, too! She loved bubbles! She would identify whether the bubbles are small or big before she burst them.

    I never had any trouble bathing her because the experience has always been fun for her.

    But of course, it wasn't all about fun--back then, I also ensure that she gets out of the bathroom clean and sweet-smelling. Doing that was easy-breezy! I would start by shampooing her hair well and rinsing it thoroughly. Then on with the body. each part gets ample cleaning and scrubbing--gently, of course. Especially areas like the back of her ears, the spaces between her fingers and toes, her elbows, her knees, everything. Then of course, drying her with a fresh towel every single day. That way, my then little Chingan always comes out of the bathroom happy, clean, and refreshed.

    Now that I'm 7 months heavy, I can't wait for my little Sadie to come out so I can give her fun, refreshing baths, too.

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  19. Little ones like to do as their parents do so I keep a few empty baby bath and shampoo bottles for her to fill up and squirt! She can wash her dolls this way, or pretend to wash herself. Daniella loves to wash her dolls hair as I washed hers. She is so preoccupied that she does not even care that hers is being washed!
    The last in my "bag of tricks" to make bath time fun is to make silly songs up and sing them to a familiar tune as I work on particular spots that are real tough due to hypersensitivity. For my daughter it is the neck area. I let her rub Lactacyd on these spots, let it soak into the skin and "do it's thing" while she is playing with her dolls.

    FB name: emiliana sison
    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  20. Bath time is always enjoyable and so much fun for me and child. It became one of our most cherished bonding moments together. Every morning and every night we share stories with each other while I bathe him. We would update each other on what happened on our day with lots of laughter on the side.

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  21. FB username used in Step 3 - Michelle Oraña-Ame

    e-add: michelle_ej08[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  22. Bath time is bonding time! That's why I always make sure that my kids enjoy every moment of it. To make it even more fun for them, I bought them bath toys that they could play with and I usually prepare so bath activities and games.

    FB Profile name: Michelle Aleli Villestas
    email: almark71498@yahoo.com

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  23. My baby loves taking a bath. For him, bath time is playtime. That's why, I usually do playful things while giving him a bath. I usually tickle him, sing him songs, recites rhymes and makes funny faces so he would enjoy it more.

    My FB profile name is Maricar Amor Roque (mycherieamour_214@yahoo.com)

    Thanks and more power!

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  24. Having so much things to do everyday is really stressful, but the bath time of my son is my stress reliever everyday, just watching him having fun in the water makes me feel relaxed. I let AJ put his own shampoo and liquid soap and create bubbles with it. No need for him to use any toys, we just our hands and we'll start making bubbles from it. My son just loves the bubbles he makes from his own hands :-)


    FB Profile name: Aura Berlyn Almariento Orca

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  25. Bath time is fun time for my 1 year old baby, Tomas. Mild soap is a must to keep skin and eye irritants at bay. He prefers to bathe in different ways depending on his mood. So I try different things to see which one he prefers for the day. Sometimes he likes taking a shower with me. He enjoys the light shower sprinkler. Sometimes he likes to soak in his inflatable pool with Big Bird and a rubber duckie. And sometimes he just wants to stand by the pail and play with floaters while I bathe him.

    I know he enjoys bathing so much because he walks on his own when we tell him its bath time.

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  26. Keep it toasty. Babies lose body heat very quickly (brrr) — especially when they're naked — so make sure the bathing room is warm enough (75 to 80 degrees) before you get started (turn up the thermostat or steam up the room by letting the shower run on hot for a few minutes). Whether you're using an infant tub or a sink (save the big tub for when she's actually sitting up), fill it first (never put a baby in while the water is still running) with enough water to cover the bottom of her body. The water should be comfortably warm, so test the temperature with your elbow or the inside of your wrist (these areas are more sensitive than your fingertips).

    Sonny Boy Loreto
    FB name: Sonny Loreto
    sun45ph@yahoo.com

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  27. When they are little (infants until 6 months), you can skip purchasing the special infant bath tubs and purchase a body sponge (they are usually flat yellow sponges shaped like a bear) and wash the child in the kitchen sink like our mother's used to do. The sponge cushions their bodies against the hard, cold sink. When they get too big for the sink (usually about the time they are sitting up) purchase a bath seat for the bath tub.

    maria bolalin
    FB name: maria Bolalin
    bolalinmaria@yahoo.com

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  28. Giving your baby a bath is not only important for your infant’s hygiene but it’s also an excellent way to relax your baby and a great way to bond too.

    Steps For a Bath
    1.Gather supplies
    2.Fill the bathtub
    3.Test water temperature
    4.Place baby in the bath
    5.Wash baby’s face and hair
    6.Wash baby’s body
    7.Remove baby from the bath


    FB name: Elizabeth Bolalin-Rivas

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  29. Set everything you'll need within arm's reach -- soap, washcloth, towel, diaper, change of clothes -- before you start so that you can keep one hand on your baby at all times. When you're done bathing her, quickly wrap her up in the towel so she doesn't lose too much body heat. Dry her thoroughly, being sure to get into the creases, before you diaper and dress her.


    FB name: Marites Bolalin-Violeta

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  30. Be sure to assemble everything you'll need beforehand. You won't be able to leave the baby alone while you make a run for the Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo. You're probably wondering what you need. Well, we've already established that a baby shampoo like Johnson and Johnson is preferable because of its legendary mild baby shampoo ingredients. Baby's hair will need washing with each bath. You'll also need a towel, soap and a hand cloth. All the same stuff grown-ups need for their night ly bath. Don't forget foam pads or rubber mats, as these items are essential to keep your baby from slipping.

    If you want to introduce massage at an early age, make use of baby oil or almond oil. You don't trust these baby oils? Then, mix turmeric powder with milk, boil it and use it on your baby. But, ensure that your baby is not allergic to it.

    FB name: Maria Cristina Bolalin

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  31. My daughter is already 6 years old, but it is at times still a hassle to get her to take a bath.

    to entice her, I let her bathe in her own baby "planggana". i also allow her to bring in some toys with her, like her luto-lutuan or her Little Mermaid Barbie.

    Other times, we take a bath together. I let her rub my preggy tummy with soap. She's giving her baby brother a bath daw! :) and then we rinse the soap off together. she stands below me and pretends its rain falling. :)

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  32. I have 2 girl's named Chloe a 4y/o and Aven a 2 y/o lovely girls.
    My kids loves taking a bath.

    To make bath time routine more fun:
    -Decorating our bathroom some designs for kids, like having their own towels, slippers to used only in bathroom, shower curtain with colorful designs and bath toys.
    -Most of the time I take my bath with them, in short I joined them having their bath. Aside from it's a nice bonding moments together, I can teach them the different parts of their body to make it educational too.
    -Since they we're born I only trust one brand "LACTACYD" a Baby Bath. I love its fresh mild scent and the soft feeling it leaves on my baby’s skin.

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  33. I have 2 girl's named Chloe a 4y/o and Aven a 2 y/o lovely girls.
    My kids loves taking a bath.

    To make bath time routine more fun:
    -Decorating our bathroom some designs for kids, like having their own towels, slippers to used only in bathroom, shower curtain with colorful designs and bath toys.
    -Most of the time I take my bath with them, in short I joined them having their bath. Aside from it's a nice bonding moments together, I can teach them the different parts of their body to make it educational too.
    -Since they we're born I only trust one brand "LACTACYD" a Baby Bath. I love its fresh mild scent and the soft feeling it leaves on my baby’s skin.

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  34. I have three kids and to make their bath time more enjoyable I'm giving them time to bath themselves or to play with water, sometimes I bath them outside so to change the ambiance,for example I'll open the hose at the garden so they can have a shower at the garden or put the "palanggana" at the back of our house. And sometimes I call our friends or neighbors so they can have their swimming at our house,that way bathing would be more enjoyable.

    irma cruz-dagdag
    avenir(underscore)329(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. I always give my baby tabo and I have my tabo too during bath time. He enjoys playing tabo together with his rubber ducky then I also make bubbles to make his atmosphere so enjoyable.

    FB name: Jhoni Ablaza

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  36. I’m glad my toddler enjoys taking baths. She’s familiar with her bath time routine. When she sees that her yellow bath tub is already half filled with warm water, she gets excited already. We have toys designated only for the bathtub, like plastic bowls and cups. I also make sure that we keep some empty baby bath and shampoo bottles for her to fill up. She has lots of fun doing that. These bottles are great bath time companions! When I see her having fun already with her toys then that’s the time that I will bathe her, squeezing a sponge with mild soap and water over her hair and onto her body. She enjoys that and thinks that I’m playing with her, too. The final part is — I wrap her up with a soft & fluffy towel and snuggle up to her.

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  37. I'm reposting my answer since I forgot to write my name on my previous post:

    I’m glad my toddler enjoys taking baths. She’s familiar with her bath time routine. When she sees that her yellow bath tub is already half filled with warm water, she gets excited already. We have toys designated only for the bathtub, like plastic bowls and cups. I also make sure that we keep some empty baby bath and shampoo bottles for her to fill up. She has lots of fun doing that. These bottles are great bath time companions! When I see her having fun already with her toys then that’s the time that I will bathe her, squeezing a sponge with mild soap and water over her hair and onto her body. She enjoys that and thinks that I’m playing with her, too. The final part is — I wrap her up with a soft & fluffy towel and snuggle up to her.

    FB Name: Vivian Aguilar
    vvaguilar2003(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. For me I think basically water temperature is the key. When water is too cold or too hot they don’t really want to. Our routine is to shower them from down up- meaning I’ll get the legs wet first and work my way up to the body so that they wont feel too cold and start a tantrum. Also I wash the hair last so it would be lest stressful for them :)

    Me and my husband make sure that bath time is always a fun time for our children at an early age. Bath time is our favorite bonding moment! We make sure every bath session is fun by singing fun songs about bathing, having lots of bath toys and bubbles, playing with different parts of the body… tickling their underarms, making circles around their belly button, talking using hands. Creativity is the key! When they feel bathing is fun, they normally don’t refuse! This always work for us

    After bath, I always make them announce to Daddy or to their Lola: “Bango na si Sam!” They smile and giggles when their daddy kisses them and told them “Wow Sam is all clean and smell like a flower!” It’s give them a feeling of pride and achievement :)

    Most important of all, always stress to my husband the importance of remaining calm when our children are upset during bath time. It is important also to teach and show our children there is nothing to fear and to do it on their own level :)

    Here's my post in FB

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mums-and-Tubs-Club/105769802790000#!/kimberly.calub/posts/169698029716525


    my account user name in FB is kimberly calub

    email add kimberly0703@yahoo.com

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  39. Ever since my baby turns one we used to take a bath together, He no longer enjoy bathing on his mini tub that's why i try to bath him on the big tub, but he's a bit afraid alone so i join him and we bath together and we really enjoy it so much so we do it everyday since then. We brush our teeth together, he learns it easily! I scrub him with soap and he will do it to me as well. Bathing time is one of our great bonding moment together!

    FB name: Cristina Vergara Sunga
    cristina_sunga(at)ymail(dot)com
    http://www.facebook.com/cristina.sunga/posts/171166356235101

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  40. For my 21 months old daughter I always give her a lukewarm bath and let her play sponge animals in "palanggana". Sometimes we do take bath and sing songs together.
    FB name: Jessa Dela Cerna-Soldao

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  41. I have 3 beautiful kids (6 year old, 3 year old and 1 month old). Bath time is really enjoyable to them. Here are the tips on how to make your kids bath time so enjoyable:
    1. Use no tear formula shampoo and mild soap.
    2. Involve them by holding the shower holder by themselves.
    3. Give them something to play that will float in the tub.
    4. Water should be warm.
    5. Make them feel comfortable.

    Username: Naneth Frankie Advento

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  42. FB Name: Melissa H. Santos

    I'll make sure that every bath time of my baby is enjoyable. We always bath together so I choose a bath time that I don't feel rushed so we could take time to enjoy our daily ritual. After our shower I wrap her with a towel to keep her from getting chill and I take time to snuggle her, put powders on her body before dressing her.There is nothing more relaxing than the scent of sweet smelling baby and you might as well take the time to enjoy it.

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