Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Skincare Tips For Babies and a #CetaphilBabyBathTime Prize


Bathing your baby can be a wonderful, bonding experience, it can also be a source of stress for new parents.  Is the water too hot? Too cold? What if I drop him?  Those are thoughts that went through my head when I was first bathing my children.  Even as a second time mom, I was still nervous at bath time for the first little while.

Kelly Bourne, a well known Canadian parenting educator, offers her tips to help with bath time.

Kelly Bourne’s Baby Bath Time Tips

Sponge bathe your newborn – Delay tub baths until his umbilical cord detaches. Soaking or excess moisture can promote bacteria growth. Instead, sponge bathe your baby.

Bath water temperature – The bath water should be 37 degrees Celsius. To be certain, use a bath thermometer. Eventually you’ll learn to gauge the water temperature with a quick test on the inside of your wrist to ensure it’s not too hot.

Cradle Cap – Babies often develop cradle cap. It’s a harmless condition and will eventually go away on its own. If it bothers you, using a natural oil followed by a gentle cleanse of your baby’s scalp helps to remove the scales.

Be prepared – A wet, slippery, wiggly infant is hard to hold onto. To keep your baby safe, lay out all essential bath items within reach ahead of time.

Use baby wash – It’s a misconception that you don’t need a cleanser while bathing your baby. There are many oil based irritants that can end up on your baby’s skin. Water alone may not remove them and using a washcloth with no cleanser can be harsh on the skin. Cetaphil Baby Ultra Moisturizing Wash contains 1/3 baby lotion and lets you cleanse delicate skin gently.

Keep baby warm – Place washcloths on your baby’s chest and arms as you pour water over her body. This provides a little more insulation and warmth during bath time.

Bathe every few days –It’s a popular misconception that babies need a bath every day. Bathing too frequently may dry the skin. Every few days is ideal. In between baths, cleanse with a sponge to keep baby fresh. After bathing, use Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion to help moisturize and protect the skin.

Proper form – There is a technique to move your baby in and out of the tub. One may be tempted to cradle the baby. It’s better to support her head and bottom with your hands rather than using a cradling position.

Bonding with Dad – Dads today are more involved with their children than ever. Bath time gives Dad a great opportunity to share in the bonding experience with baby.


Searching For Canada's Cetaphil Baby
With their new Cetaphil Baby line, Cetaphil is now on the hunt for the #CetaphilBaby.  For the month of June, you can enter for weekly prizes (consisting of Cetaphil product, a stuffed elephant rattle and an amazon.ca giftcard), and also for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize includes a professional photo shoot, an assortment of baby products, an assortment of Cetaphil products, and the new #CetaphilBaby will be featured in online ads.  Entering is simple, read the official rules and regulations and then submit your favourite baby bathtime photos on Instagram using the hasthag #CetaphilBabyBathTime.  

Now a bonus for Tales of Mommyhood readers - Cetaphil has offered up a Cetaphil prize pack including all 4 of the products in the new baby line!


To enter to win the Cetaphil Prize Pack up for grabs on Tales of Mommyhood, leave a comment on this blog post telling me either: how you felt the first time you bathed your child, or a funny bath time moment.  Once you have commented, complete the giveaway tools form below.  This is open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) and will run until 11:59pm EST June 27th, 2016. Good luck!



51 comments:

  1. Favourite bath time moment was bathing my nephew and hearing him giggle for the first time getting me wet. This will be great for a new niece who is making her debut in the fall :) (Judy Cowan)

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  2. I so very nervous bathing my baby the first time.....

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  3. The first time bathing baby was a little nerve racking

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  4. I was scared to death the first time but 3 babies later easy and not scraed at all!!

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  5. The first time bathing my baby I was very nervous.

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  6. I was scared the first time bathing my babies. They loved their bath time though and we all got used to it.

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  7. Love giving my baby a bath, he really enjoys playing with the yellow ducky and splashing about!

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  8. My favorite bathtime moment was playing with my floating musical boat.

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  9. I was so nervous for my sons first bath! I loved when he was able to start splashing around and playing

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  10. I WAS SO SCARED THE FIRT BATH TME MY SON WAS A FISH AND WOULD NOT STAY STILL LOVE HIS BATH

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  11. The first bathing my baby i was so scared he was so small

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  12. My favourite bathtime moment was the first time JJ liked the bath. He went from crying to splashing and laughing.

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  13. I was terribly nervous giving my first baby a bath! My hands were shaking lol

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  14. I remember the first time i bathe my niece. When i had her dressed I couldn't help but proclaim " I did it!"

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  15. I was stressed about our first bath. It was a whole production that took about half an hour of prep for a three minute bath!

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  16. I was nervous, gentle and made sure the bath was the right temperature.
    Florence C

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  17. Favourite moments are all the splashing and gggles

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  18. I really loved the first bath . My youngest was born at home and the first bath was cleaning him after birth only lightly , then getting to bath him .

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  19. I was nervous when first bathing

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  20. My husband and I were soooo nervous the first couple of times bathing our daughter. We actually only gave her a bath once a week cause we were to scared too. Eventually it got easier and we got more experienced :) My favorite moment is when they giggle in the bath they enjoy it so much and now they don't want to come out of it

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  21. I was really scared bathing my first son, really nervous. But with the other 4 I was really comfortable bathing them on my own.

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  22. I was so scared the first time. I was nervous about dropping him and getting water in his eyes. Thankfully my husband was very supportive. I found it was easier to bath in the sink over the bathtub.

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  23. The 1st time I bathed my baby I was terrified I was going to drop him! He was so slippery!

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  24. the first time bathing my baby I was very nervous, was afraid to hurt him or if the water was too warm

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  25. I was very scared the first time giving my daughter a bath, but as time went on I gained confidence.

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  26. Overwhelming love, mixed with trepidation, because they are so tiny!

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  27. i was a little afraid with the first baby first bath but it went smooth and its awesome, love the bonding time

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  28. I was very nervous bathing my daughter for the first time, worried about the temperature, etc. It didn't take long to relax and when I did, it became a fun time for both of us.

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  29. I felt very nervous giving my baby her first bath. She enjoyed it so much that it made me relax and take my time!

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  30. I miss the days when they didn't make such a mess outside of the tub!
    jan

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  31. My favourite bathtime moment is the first time that my husband took our baby son into the shower with him. Baby loved it!

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  32. I felt very nervous.
    Donna L.
    naloe@hotmail dot com

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  33. i was actually quite comfortable, I had alot of experience bathing newborns /babies by then . neices, nephews, ect..Plus my husband was experience having 2 daughters from his first marriage.

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  34. Ashleigh SwerdfegerJune 13, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    I remember the excitement and nervousness both times when it came to wash my newborn. My favourite memory is watching two kids play in the tub together when they were old to :)

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  35. I was very nervous bathing him for the first time! Didn't want to get water or soap in his eyes

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  36. Oh gosh I was so nervous bathing her when she was a newborn! Thought she was going to squirm right under the water because she was so slippery, plus I didn't want her to be too hot or too cold.

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  37. I always feel nervous the first time I bathe my children but once we are home, I ease that stress and I get in the tub with them and relax and when we are done, Daddy grabs babe so I can get out and dry off.

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  38. First bath time I was a little nervous because she hated having her hair washed; I didn't want her to be upset for future baths too. She loves bath time now :)

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  39. First time I bathed my little one I was pretty nervous. She loves her baths just kicks and now baby talk.

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  40. Favourite moment seeing the kids get excited with the bath toys & splashing water.

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  41. I loved bathing my babies, they were always so happy to get in the bath.

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  42. I haven't bathed my own babes yet, but I my nieces always LOVE bath time. Getting to make giant bubbles for them to splash away with is fun and helping them sculpt crazy bubble beards and hair do's is fun too.

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  43. I was nervous the first time I bathed my son, but then I grew to love it.

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  44. scared, so scared, it was winter and I was worried about losing my grip, the crying, the cold, very happy they are older now.

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  45. Was fun but a little nerve racking in that our boy was a little
    slippery. But it went ok. Great swag giveaway. thanks.
    Dayle B.

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  46. I felt comfortable bathing my baby, I had helped my sister with her children so I was familiar with it.

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  47. I have always been around lots of babies so it was not a scary experience for me to bath my babies. I found it a relaxing time and they all have loved their baths.

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  48. I guess un easy at first-but it got easier each time.

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  49. I remember it being scary, but my mother was there to give me confidence

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