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Bathing Baby

Bathing baby can be a lovely experience for you and your baby.  It is best to bathe baby when they are awake and content and not hungry and tired.  It can also be beneficial in the evening before bed time which helps them sleep longer.  A warm bath can also sometimes help calm a colicky baby.


Babies need to be bathed two to three times a week, not every day but if they enjoy baths then you can give them one more often but take care as it can dry out their skin.


Although, you do not need to bathe baby every day, you should however top and tail them every day.  This is where you wash baby’s face, neck, hands and bottom.


To top and tail your baby, make sure you have everything you need with you.  This would be a bowl of warm water, a towel, cotton wool, a new nappy and if needed clean clothes.  To top and tail:


·Take baby’s clothes off apart from their nappy and vest and wrap them in a towel to keep them warm

·Dip the cotton wool in the bowl of warm water and squeeze out all excess water, making sure the cotton wool is damp

·Wipe gently around baby’s eyes from the inner corner outwards, making sure you use a new piece of cotton wool for each eye to prevent infection from spreading

·Dampen new pieces of cotton wool and wipe around the rest of their face, neck and ears.  Pay extra attention to the folds and creases and do not clean the inside of baby’s ears or nose with a cotton bud

·When washing baby’s hands and feet, look out for sharp nails and remove them with baby scissors as babies can scratch themselves

·Remove baby’s nappy and wash bottom and genital area with freshly dampened cotton wool.  Make sure to clean in the folds and creases and then put on a clean nappy


When you are more comfortable with bathing baby, you can put them in a baby bath tub.  This should be in a warm room and you should have everything you need at hand as you cannot leave baby in the bath whilst you fetch something.  To bathe baby:


·Fill the baby bath with about 8cm of water and test the temperature with your elbow or a thermometer. Remember to swirl the water around so there are no hot spots in the bath water

·Undress baby but keep nappy on and wrap baby in a towel whilst you clean their face

·Wash baby’s hair with water or shampoo specially designed for babies and then dry their hair gently

·Remove nappy and clean their bottom

·Lower baby into either their bath support so your hands are free to wash baby or lower them into the bath by using one hand to hold their outside arm and supporting their head and neck on your arm and placing your other hand under baby’s bottom.  Lower baby into the bath gently so they do not get scared and until their bottom is resting on the floor of the bath and then free your hand from under their bottom and start washing baby

·Make sure baby’s head stays above the water and when washing, gently move the water around over baby without splashing

·When finished, lift baby out of the bath the same way you put them in and wrap them in a towel and gently pat them dry, making sure to wipe in their skin folds

·You can massage baby with special oil or cream to help soothe and relax baby and help them sleep better

·Put a fresh nappy and clothes on baby


Safety tips

·Make sure baby is wrapped up warm in a baby towel before and after their bath

·Make sure the room is warm

·Check the temperature of the water with an elbow or thermometer and swirl water around to get rid of any hot spots in the water

·Do not put baby in the bath whilst the tub is filling up with water

·Never leave baby alone in the bath, not even for a second

·Do not fill bath tub with water, only 8cm is needed


Safetots Princess and Pony Ergonomic Baby Bath

Luma Baby Bath Support Snow WhiteSilly Billyz Hooded Towel Lime

Emmay Care Grooming Kit


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Bathroom Safety Jun 01 ,2016

Toilet Training



Children are ready for toilet training at different ages but most parents start think about starting this between 18 to 24 months old.  Children are able to control their bladders and bowels when they are physically ready and when they want to be clean and dry though it takes children longer to learn to stay dry during the night.  You shouldn’t force your child to start toilet training as they can only learn when they are ready themselves but in time they won’t want to go to school with a nappy on and they will want to be clean and dry but it does help to encourage the behaviour.  When starting out toilet training, it is best to put your toddler on the potty or on the toilet with a toilet trainer seat every 15 – 30 mins and then to gradually expand the time and you will then start to see the number of accidents reducing and for them to start telling you that they need the toilet.If they have accidents, you should clean it up and try again but if it’s proving rather difficult your child may be having a tough time and it’s best to start again in a few weeks.  It is best to start toilet training over a period of time when there are no major disruptions or changes to your family routine.  It is also handy to do it over the summer because there are fewer clothes that need to be taken off and they dry much quicker.  Children learn to control their bowls quicker than their bladder but there are signs that your child is learning bladder control when they know they have a wet or dirty nappy, they start to know when they are passing urine and they may tell you about it or tell you in advance.It is best to tackle teaching your child to stay dry during the day and when that is achieved to then tackle night time afterwards.You can start to use night time nappies but also waterproof mattress protectors that can be washed and used again.

We have a range of toilet trainer seats and potties with different features from standard, musical and portable.  We also stock step stools that can be used alongside the trainer seat and teaches your child to be independent by using the stool to sit up on the toilet and get back down by themselves.We also have a range of mattress protectors that can be washed and tumble dried.


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Baby & Infant Guide Jun 01 ,2016

Changing Bags for Dads



Changing bags are essential for all parents when they take out their children.In the past, there hasn’t been much of a range for Dads but now there are so many to choose from that you’re spoilt for choice.

Changing bags come in all different styles to suit your personal taste from sporty to smart.There are a range of messenger style bags to put over your shoulder whilst you and your child are on a bike ride, a hike or on a family day out.They come with lots of extra space and pockets for essentials not only for your child but for extras you need that day whilst out on an adventure.

There are also changing bags for dads who prefer a more sleeker and smarter look whether you’re a business professional or prefer a bag that looks like a man bag you would normally carry for such things as laptop or iPad etc.These bags are specifically designed for dads so not only can they carry their important items but also their childs essential items too.

Celebrity dads such as Brad Pitt, Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Affleck have been spotted wearing changing bags when taking out their children and with changing bags such as Diaper Dude and Skip Hop spotted on other celebrities too, you can also be seen with one at a very affordable price.

With new styles and designers taking into consideration that dads need changing bags too instead of wearing mummy ones, there are new ones cropping up all the time that are not only practical but come in different styles to suit you.

[caption id="attachment_2088" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Skip Hop Duo Double Changing Bag Black"]Skip Hop Duo Double Changing Bag Black[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_2089" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Diaper Dude Eco Friendly Messenger II Changing Bag Green Dude"]Diaper Dude Eco Friendly Messenger II Changing Bag Green Dude[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_2090" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="Diaper Dude Convertible Messenger and Backpack Black Grey"]Diaper Dude Convertible Messenger and Backpack Black Grey[/caption]




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Baby Changing Jun 01 ,2016