Since his birth, we co-bathed with Jonah as it felt safer and more secure, and good for skin-to-skin contact thus supporting breastfeeding, and, well, squeeeeee – bathing with our new baby! We never did figure out which bath support or baby bath to buy and bathing with him felt good.
Once he could sit upright at a week past six months, he started to love bath time a lot more and he had more baths on his own in the tub. We still try to avoid bathing him more than twice a week as we think some bacteria is good. But water can be so relaxing, and Jonah got dirtier when he started feeding himself with baby led weaning.
At the start we used no bubble bath or any other product in the bath. Then we introduced Weleda calendula shampoo and body wash to clean his nappy area and hair only. We then introduced this Earth Friendly Baby soothing chamomile bubble bath to the bath tub for reasons of fun and bubbles and a soothing scent.
Let’s have a look at some of these lovely sounding ingredients and see how they can help soothe and cleanse baby healthily:
Especially beneficial for children, helping to soothe stresses and irritability.
Anecdotal evidence suggests users of aloe vera find it helpful in treating skin conditions, and there is some evidence that aloe may be helpful in treating psoriasis. Just knowing aloe is in something makes me feel like I am taking care of myself.
Grapefruit and orange
Grapefruit is antioxidant, disinfectant, antiseptic and has such a refreshing and cheerful fragrance.
Orange is a natural sedative so should help baby wind down. It’s also antiseptic and antidepressant so is another cheerful addition to this bubble bath.
Citrus oils like grapefruit and orange can be photo-sensitising and may cause irritation if exposing the skin to sunlight, but perhaps not in the amounts used in a bubble bath.
Antimicrobial, fungicidal, and antibacterial, so good for cleaning a grubby baby.
Called the Botox plant, you might want to hop in the bath with your little one! Moisture boosting.
Well known for its calming and sedative properties. Can lavender help your baby to sleep? Possibly!
This great all-rounder in skin care is anti-inflammatory, hydrating, and helps regenerate skin.
The bubble bath has an light uplifting citrus smell, but is not overpowering. It bubbles well. We used the recommended two capfuls and this was sufficient for a bath filled to 15cm. The bubbles last the whole time he’s in the bath.
We’ve used the lavender variety of this bubble bath before and we think it’s great value for money as the bottle lasts a couple of months – of course it depends how often you bathe your baby.
Did it soothe? Maybe while in the bath only, as he always cries when we bring him out of the bath. I don’t think a bubble bath could prevent that. Lying down to be dried and having a nappy put on is just too boring compared with being in the bath!