Baby Bath Time

Laughing and splashing about with your baby hardly seems like a job, but washing is still the primary goal. This article offers a few tips to help keep you organized and make baby bath time fun, safe and productive.

Bathing Safety

Ensuring your baby’s safety is the top priority when it comes to bath time. Gather all the supplies you need and have them within reach beforehand so you never have to leave your baby unattended in the bath for any reason. Bring your phone into the bathroom too, but keep it far away from the bath. Also, always double check the temperature of your bathwater to make sure it’s not too hot.   

Baby Bathtubs

Baby bathtubs are great for bathing little ones who like to squirm and move during bath time. Baby tubs come in a range of different styles including folding tubs, reclining tubs, extending tubs, plus tubs that sit on the floor, in the sink or in an adult-sized bathtub. Many baby bathtubs feature a curved design and have back and headrests for added support.

Baby Wash Cloth, Mitt, or Baby Sponge

Use a wet, soft baby wash cloth, baby mitt or baby sponge to wash your baby. A cotton ball or pad dipped in warm water is an ideal choice for gently cleansing around your baby’s eyes and face. Don’t use soap to clean your baby’s face as it may irritate the eyes and nose. Baby wash cloths and sponges are available in a wide range of handy styles and affordable multi-packs to make bath time quick and easy.

Baby Shampoo and Baby Soap

Use mild baby shampoo and soap that is specifically designed for babies. These products should be sulphate-free and gentle for use on babies. Take care not to wash your baby’s hair or skin too often as it can become dry. Moisturizing and fragrance-free soaps and shampoos are extra mild on your baby’s skin.

Baby Bath Toys

Make sure to grab those baby bath toys before bath time begins, and never leave your baby alone in the bath tub. Rubber ducks, bath books, stacking cups, squirting toys and floating foam letters and numbers bring learning and fun to bath time. Babies love to splash and laugh, so prepare to get a bit wet!

Baby Towels

Once bath time is over, wrap your infant in a soft baby towel right away for warmth. Soft, hooded baby towels are a great after-bath option: they’re convenient, easy to use, and come in a variety of fun styles and designs.

Baby Lotion and Diaper Cream

After your baby is nice and dry, rub on a small amount of baby lotion made specifically for babies to keep skin soft and smooth. If necessary, apply diaper cream to treat or prevent diaper rash.


When bathing is done it’s also time for a clean diaper. When it comes to choosing baby diapers, some parents prefer the softness of cloth diapers. Other parents prefer the quick convenience and super absorbency of disposable diapers. 

Baby Sleepwear

Your baby is diapered up, smelling sweet, and ready to be re-dressed. Baby sleepwear makes a great after bath wardrobe choice. It’s warm and snuggly and easy to slip on, keeping your baby happy and comfortable. 
This article is intended as general information. Always be sure to read and follow the label(s)/instruction(s) that accompany your product(s). Walmart will not be responsible for any injury or damage caused by this activity.



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