Types of Newborn Bathing

Looking back on Molly's days as a newborn, I feel like I went through stages of using one type of bath over another, depending on what was most convenient. It's like I graduated from one to the next as she developed more abilities. The funny thing is that going into parenthood, I was only aware … Continue reading Types of Newborn Bathing

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Baby Eczema, Bathing, & Swimming: How to Care for Skin

Hi readers! Today on the blog, Anne Truppe of Eastwise Health shares her insights on treating babies with eczema by getting to eczema's root cause. Moms of babies with eczema know that time spent in the water can aggravate the skin, so specialists often recommend limiting or reducing the amount of time spent in baths … Continue reading Baby Eczema, Bathing, & Swimming: How to Care for Skin

When Should Babies Start Swimming Lessons?

Some college friends recently gave birth to their first baby (!), a beautiful girl. They follow Molly's swimming shenanigans on our Facebook and Instagram feeds, and asked me for tips about instilling their baby with confidence in the water. Specifically, when should babies enroll in swimming lessons? (In case you haven't read my post where … Continue reading When Should Babies Start Swimming Lessons?

Infant Bathing Techniques, Part 3: Put Water on Baby’s Face

A baby or toddler who is comfortable with water on her face has an additional tool to use to self-rescue when she inevitably loses her footing while playing in shallow water.

Infant Bathing Techniques, Part 2: Newborn & Infant Bath Safety

Hey guys, this post is the second in a series I'm writing about Infant Bathing Techniques to provide a little guidance in the world of infant bath times. As a new parent, I remember feeling a tad lost about the whole bath time gig with my newborn baby. A lot of who I became as … Continue reading Infant Bathing Techniques, Part 2: Newborn & Infant Bath Safety

Infant Bathing Techniques, Part 1: Newborns & the Best First Bath

Mamas, guess how long I waited to bathe Molly. Long enough that my mom and husband and friends started giving me flack. Almost 3 weeks. I wonder, though: how unusual is that, actually? Or is it pretty common? In the grand scheme of things, does timing matter or is the baby/parent experience more important? These are … Continue reading Infant Bathing Techniques, Part 1: Newborns & the Best First Bath

Getting Started Bathing Your Newborn

In this post, I talk about: Three types of baths Getting started with bath time routines with a newborn Short list of simple bath time supplies Types of Baths The newborn bathing advice I received as a new mom was to give sponge baths. Did you know there are more options, though? In my hunt … Continue reading Getting Started Bathing Your Newborn