Natalia ECONOMTSEVA, Deputy. the editor-in-chief of DO, mom of Masha (11 years old) and Dasha (6 months), advises: Prepare in advance a soft towel with a corner, shampoo, baby oil, cotton pads, clean pajamas and diapers.
The water in the bath should not be lower than 37 and not higher than 38 degrees. Do not rely solely on the thermometer. Try water with your elbow.
You should not buy a bath with a built-in slide: only small ones like to lie on it, and even then not everyone likes it. Our Dasha from the very beginning felt much more comfortable when she was being held by mom or dad. It is better to choose the simplest bath with a drain, and purchase a slide or mattress for bathing separately.
At 5-6 months, it's time to stock up with bathing toys. The main thing is that they are bright and not too big, then the child can easily grab them.
• BATHING CHAIR
A wonderful device for children older than 8 months. It is securely attached to the side of the bathtub and allows the baby to sit in the water and enjoy sorting through toys. This, of course, does not mean that you can leave your child unattended. But at least you don’t have to keep it every second.
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