Ahh baby’s first bath… is there anything that makes parents more nervous but at the same time is such a memory moment?! Most of us will have those pictures of the ‘first bath’ but until we become parents we really don’t realise how much our parents will have been feeling jittery about the first bath, especially with the first baby. Are we doing it right? Too hard? Are they clean?
Anyway, there are so many guidelines nowadays that you can at least feel guided (or on the flip side, overwhelmed) but the main rule is no ‘bath products’ until baby is 6 weeks old. In the mean time it is best to use just water and a soft wash mitt or sponge. Personally, I have always loved a wash mitt when washing my babies, I feel like I can really bond with them. I know that might sound silly, but as I tend to bathe with my babies (or sink bath them!), I lay them on my knees and with a mitt I can stroke their skin, giving them a mini mummy massage of sorts – though not a real massage as you really need to wait until they are at least 6-8 weeks old.
These wash mitts are insanely cute! They are handmade using 100% cotton, and stitched with love by Bonnie Becker of BusyBonnieBee. There are a tonne of different styles for everyone too. I LOVE this woodland set, it is super sweet and perfect for those first special washes, you can even enjoy some puppet play.