Friday, August 6, 2010

Tummy Tub Washing Tips

  • Infants do not need to be washed every day. Experts agree that 2-3 times a week is sufficient for a newborn to protect their delicate skin from over drying. You can use the tummy tub® for relaxation and calming without soap!
  • When your baby is able to sit by herself and hold her head up, you need less water and do not need to support the head.
  • Do not worry if your baby wants to stand up at first, as this will be encouraged by the buoyancy of the water. Just give them time to explore their abilities, as in the end they will sit down and enjoy their bath. To encourage sitting, put the baby in bottom first with legs extended up the sides of the tub.
  • You can put a few drops of natural baby wash directly into the water and allow baby to soak in it. Organic and natural products are seldom drying to the skin.
  • Use a pump dispenser for soap and shampoo and an absorbent natural sponge. These allow for easy one hand washing.
  • Having a hard time washing a young baby with one hand? Try less water. The tummy tub® is designed so that even young infants can support themselves against the walls of the tub. Water covering the shoulders is best for relaxing, but water to the middle of the chest, inches below the chin will be easier for washing. This will give you two hands free. Video demo
  • Chunky baby? No problem! tummy tub® gives you easy access to baby’s body without sliding around. Hair washing is a breeze and you can easily reach baby’s backside and pudgy rolls under the water or by lifting baby out for a quick rub down.
  • Concerned about dirty water? Don’t be! Think of the tummy tub® as an adult bath tub. Would you take a bath if you were filthy? Probably not. You wouldn’t put your dirty baby in a clean tub of water either. If your baby has had a blowout or is covered in spaghetti, give a quick rinse down before putting in the tummy tub®. Babies do occasionally “go potty” while bathing. No big deal- tummy tub® is easy to dump, clean, and fill again.
  • It’s not uncommon for newborns to fall asleep in the tummy tub® and babies love to use mom or dad’s fingers as a pacifier while in the tub! Have another person handy for some great photo and video ops!
  • Older babies and toddlers can sit and stand for washing and love the feeling of having their own personal hot tub…you will be surprised at how long your baby can enjoy the tummy tub®!
  • For Video Tutorials visit our library!
  • FAQ

Warning: Never leave your baby unattended in the bath. Keep a hand on the baby at all times!


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