Baby Showering

Shower time

You can start using the shower at any time with your baby. It is really trial and error as to whether they will like it or not. Here are a few tips to make your baby showering experience more fun and a little easier.

Shower tips:

  • Have a dry cloth on hand to wipe their eyes if water gets in them.
  • Wearing a t-shirt while holding your baby stops them from becoming too slippery.
  • Remember that the floor of the shower will become a little slippery as you use soaps or shower gel, so be careful.
  • Encourage singing in the shower, it really does sound different to your toddler.
  • Using a wash cloth is more effective than a bar of soap as it is not quite so slippery and it’s an easy one handed manoeuvre.
  • Massaging your baby with baby lotion after a shower can be an effective way to help sooth and relax your little one and get them ready for bed time.

For more information see Baby bathing or Baby Care