Monday, 8 July 2013

Bath time has never been so stylish!

I have been looking back at pictures of my boys growing up and remembering all the baby items we used to have in abundance (a baby bath, changing mat, bottle sterilizer the list goes on and on!).  None of the items were particularly elegant, but they all were quite functional and came in handy at the time.  But I feel a little hard done by when you see the likes of this baby bath.  Forget a squishy newborn it’s this regal baby bath that would have been getting me broody again!  Shame I cannot squeeze myself in to it!

Its more a home feature for a designer house than any baby bath I have ever seen, but surely us mum deserve to be surrounded in beautiful things, especially as we deal with enough unsavoury ones (explosive poo out of the nappy and up the back is still ingrained in my mind!!!).

Love the detailing of the golden claw feet.

When you first have a baby it can be daunting giving them their first bath!  I think to be fair I found everything a little overwhelming after the birth; I needed gentle coaxing along by hubbie.  He was my right hand man and seemed quite confident and capable from the word go, I on the other hand was exhausted and tense after a traumatic birth (think LOTS and LOTS of stitches, sorry for the mental picture!).

So it can be useful to have some tips when it comes to bathing, I found a list of five baby-bathing techniques from a midwife on this Royal Baby blog post.  But my biggest advice to add to this would be to make sure you have everything to hand, changing mat, towel, baby massage oil, clean nappy and a fresh baby grow – the last thing you want to do is move around with a wriggly slippery baby!  

I also think incorporating baby massage after a bath is a beneficial to bedtime routine and we used lavender bath products in the hope to calm and relax them!  Basically hubbie and I pretty much covered anything and everything to get them to go to sleep (The Missing Sleep blog title is more from all the waking up they would do, usually as soon as we would go to bed the problems would start!).  

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