Whether its sleeping, bathing, or feeding, I think all Mommies can agree that there isn’t just one way you should do something. All babies are different and figuring out your little one is like solving a puzzle.
Tubby time is definitely one of those daily routines that will be unique to your baby. I think its safe to say that we all have our preferences for bathing, so it is only natural that our little ones feel the same. We are still trying to figure out what Annabelle likes when it comes to tubby time. Some nights she loves it, other nights she does not. Making Lady A comfortable and content while we get her pretty little self clean is our main goal. Thankfully, the Moms I have met through #instababybabble on Instagram have been able to offer oodles of advice on ways to keep baby happy in different situations.
Here are three ways we’ve made Annabelle’s Tubby Time a happy time…
1. Bathe baby in a warm room – The room we bathe Annabelle in is unfortunately a little bit chilly. Fellow Mommies suggested turning on the shower before we start her bathe and allowing the room to fill with steam. Annabelle loves it! Not only does the warm air keep her comfortable, but the loud noise of the shower is calming.
2. Always have at least 3 wash cloths on hand – The first time we gave A a tubby, I went to clean her bottom first. My husband stopped me and said, “You’re going to use the same wash cloth on her face that you use to wipe her heiny?!” I really hadn’t thought about what I was doing… Needless to say, we use three washcloths at tubby time: one washcloth for her face, one for her body, and one to wash and cover her lady parts.
3. Wrap baby in multiple cozy towels – As soon as we are done bathing Lady A, we wrap her in two towels. The first towel is in case she goes potty on the walk from the bathroom to the nursery. The second towel is to keep her warm. The towels are hooded and big enough that none of her little limbs can poke out.
What does Tubby Time look like for your newborn?