Parents.TV shows you the newest ways to keep your baby safe and happy during bath time.
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Julie: I'm Julie Claire, you're watching Parents TV. Bath time is a great time to bond with your baby and it also helps your little one relax before bedtime. Here with some great new bath products, it will not only entertain your baby but keep her safe to is American Baby Senior Lifestyle Editor Jessica Hartshorne. Thank you for coming in. Jessica: Thank you Julie. Julie: It's always good to see you and you brought great products today. We’re going to start with the tubs. And the wash pod, that’s something I've never seen before but it's a great idea. Jessica: Yeah Fisher Price came up with this wash pod. It's a bucket but made specifically for a baby. It's got a special insert in there to seat a young one and it's for birth up to six months. Julie: And it makes them feel more secure? Jessica: because some babies don’t like being laid back in water or having their arms flailing. So this sort of bundles them and keeps them sitting upright. It's easy for a mom to use sometimes too. But if you want to go with a more traditional infant tub, there is also something like the Fisher Price rainforest bath center. This has a newborn sling so you do lay a baby back in there and then as the baby grows a little older and you can sit up with your support, you can sit them in the regular green tub. Julie: And when is that? When can they start sitting up? Jessica: About four months, five months, six months and then after six months, they should start being able to sit up on their own and that point you can move them out of the infant tuba and into the big tub but again, always with your supervision. You never ever walk out of the room when your baby is in water. Julie: Take the baby with you if you have to go. Jessica: Right. If the doorbell is ringing and you can't ignore it, then you take your baby with you otherwise try to pick a bath time to be a time when you don’t have to answer the phone or have any distractions. Julie: Exactly and you have some great toys in here to keep your baby entertained when you're in the tub, little doggies and this is a great— Jessica: Munchkin, munchkin makes their white hat duck to tell you if the bath temperature is too hot. That will say “hot’ in white if the temperature is too far over 100 degrees. There is also some great little stuff from Little Tikes and from Alex. That guy comes with a Fisher Price tub. You get a couple of toys with it. I love bath toys. They’re so fun. Julie: And now, also this pelican. It's fantastic. They consist of—it's a big jug to keep the water into sort of wash the baby’s hair with. Jessica: To rinse off the young baby or when you're toddler is a little older and you need to wash their whole head, this kind of gets it all in one scoop. That’s also by Munchkin. And the little doggies are from Alex. If you put them in hot water, you can wash the spots off. Julie: Which is so much fun isn’t it? You wash the dirty dog, make it clean. Okay now that we have out babies in the tub, we need good products for sensitive skin because babies can be very sensitive. What have you brought? Jessica: Well yeah, you want to pick something baby specific from the baby aisle. I am a big fan of all the lavender wash stuff because I do think that bath time is the best pre-bedtime ritual. It signals to your baby or your toddler that the day is done, we’re moving on towards bedtime. Julie: Helps them relax. Jessica: Yeah and if you make it a routine every night, it really does cue them they’re going to start getting tired and it's time to do you know some bedtime. But if you need to use it, it's just like a problem solving time for your baby’s skin. You want to choose a moisturizing bath. And babies re prone to rashes whether it's eczema or heat rash or diaper rash, I love the amino oatmeal bath. Julie: That must be really soothing. Jessica: Yeah, it kind of stops the itch right away. So, they even recommend it for things like you know mosquito bites or anything like that. And then, if your baby does