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Bath time doesn’t have to be stressful for your family. There are a lot of reasons as to why bath time can be chaotic: everything from kids who just hate baths to overly tired parents who have had a long day at work.
Bath time is a gift and a curse in our household. It’s the one time of the day where my kids are the most active, the most relaxed and extra whiny.
Some days I absolutely dread giving them baths, but it’s something that has to be done. Even though we still have rough days, I have learned over the last 14 years a solid routine is important in making sure things run smoothly.
But even the best routines can go awry. This means I often switch things up and find something else that works. However, there are six essential to keep the stress away.
If bath time stresses you out, here are a few ways to make fun for both you and the kids.
1. Give them a bath at least one hour before bedtime. Don’t wait until just before bed to do baths. Kids love to play in the tub and will get wound up, wanting to carry the excitement over to bedtime. Instead, give yourself (and them) enough time to work out excess energy, and for you to handle any meltdowns or tantrums that may arise due to bedtime drama.
2. Get everything together before you head to the tub. I will admit I am terrible at this. I will put the kids in the tub, only to realize I don’t have the shampoo or conditioner, or even worse, a wash towel. Try and get everything together before putting your kids in the tub. This will allow you time bathe them and give them a few extra minutes to play or soak, before putting on their pajamas.
3. Give someone else a turn. I know how tiring it can be to be the sole one doing baths every single night for four kids. It’s rough. If you are able to take turns with your partner, try and work that in where they help out. It can be overwhelming when you are always doing it, and it’s okay to want to take a breather from it.
4. Double-team it. How about both you and your partner handle bath time together? On weekends this is the go-to method for my husband and I, not only does the time go by quicker, there is less frustration for us and the girls.
5. Introduce older kids to the shower. Every now and then my 5-year-old (and even my 3-year-old) will hop in the shower. Not only does it save me a lot of time as far as baths go, but she loves feeling “independent” and like a “big-girl” when she gets to take one.
Not only do I love and trust these products with the tiniest members of my family, but also for myself as well.
For daytime baths, Baby Magic Cleansing Gel provides a gentle year free formula that is perfect for Aaryn’s baby soft skin. The Original Scent Baby Lotion quickly hydrates her skin as well.
When she takes her nighttime bath, we love to use the Lavender Lullaby Scented Calming Bath and Lotion. It has soothing ingredients like lavender, chamomile and aloe, that will help baby’s skin feel hydrated and replenish skin’s moisture barrier, while lulling them to sleep with the calming scent.
For quick cleanups (especially since we’ve started table food) we use the 3-in-1 wipes, which are formulated with 99% water and contain plant based ingredients like aloe and chamomile.
How do you help handle bath time stress with #BabyMagic? Let me know on social @NatashaVBrown!
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