Baby’s first bath is a milestone in itself. Sometimes it goes well and sometimes it’s not enjoyable for anyone. I was reminded of this just a few weeks ago when my youngest had his first bath. It was difficult for both him and me, but we quickly made it through with the help of some of my baby bath time favs. Since then, he’s started coming around and is now enjoying bath time as much as anyone else.
~Thank you to Syki for providing a sample for review. This post contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~
Baby Wash & Shampoo
While I’m not loyal to any one baby wash and shampoo brand, I do have some favorites. One of which is Shea Moisture. I even still use Shea Moisture on my older kids too. My favorite one for baby is the Olive & Marula Baby Head-to-Toe Wash & Shampoo with Avocado & Shea Butter. It’s gentle on baby’s skin and head, and smells amazing.
Bath Tub or Support
Obviously baby can’t hold and support himself in the bathtub, so some type of baby bath or support is needed. My favorite is the Syki Bath Support. What I like about Syki is that it’s not a typical mini baby tub, where baby is confined. It can be suctioned directly into the tub (can also be used in a baby tub if desired) and I can run water right into the tub like I would for my older kids. Baby is gently supported with soft backing and has the freedom to move his arms and legs in the water.
This has been a big change from using a traditional baby tub with my first two kids, but the Syki Bath Support quickly became a favorite. Even when my baby isn’t in the mood for a bath, the bath support makes bath time quick and easy. Since his arms and legs are free to move around, I also have easy access to bathe him well without worrying about the constraints of a baby tub.
The shape and size of the Syki Bath Support is perfect for infants aged newborn to 6 months. And the size is great for storing compared to a typical baby tub. It’s not near as bulky and difficult to store while not in use. Plus, it’s easy to clean. Simply wipe it down with a sponge and the water quickly drains through tiny holes featured throughout. With a traditional baby tub, I hated when the wash and shampoo would build up in the bottom where the legs are. Cleanup was always difficult, but the design of the Syki Bath Support eliminates that issue and is much more hygienic.
Towels & Washclothes
Little hooded baby towels are one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen and they come in so many designs – lions, bears, puppies, kittens, elephants, monkeys, sharks, you name it. Even the simple, basic ones are cute, or maybe it’s just the baby because everything baby is cute. These Luvable Friends hooded towel/washcloth sets are one of my favs because they make bath time fun, fashionable, and they are relatively inexpensive.
When bath time is over, baby needs a little extra love and moisturizing. Again, I’m not loyal to any one particular brand of baby lotion, but Shea Moisture is another fav here. You can actually purchase a wash/shampoo and lotion set of my favorite scent of Shea Moisture. It’s gentle on all skin types, even baby’s, and smells great. It makes after bath baby cuddles so much more enjoyable.
What are your favorite baby bath time products?
*I received a sample of the Syki Bath Support to help facilitate this post. This post contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. As always, opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.