Celebrity “supermoms” Iya Villania-Arellano and Neri Naig-Miranda take advantage of the opportunity to give their children a bath. This part of the day offers them a chance to bond sans technology and other similar distractions.
Both moms agree the first few times giving baby a bath can be a slippery business. But with a little preparation and some parenting savvy, they say it can be a joyful and memorable experience.
Iya and Neri share their favorite bath tips and tricks to help moms (and dads, too) keep their children fresh, clean, and happy.
Product choice is critical
Both moms agree that choosing products specially formulated for babies should be top priority.
“Babies have more delicate skin than adults because their skin is still developing,” says Miranda.
Spot clean as needed
It is important to keep baby’s skin folds clean and dry from saliva, dribbled milk, and the like to avoid skin irritation. Miranda recommends gently patting—not rubbing—their face and in between those cute, chubby rolls with a soft sheet of wipes when needed.
“I like how Babyflo Baby Wipes has just the right size and dampness to clean up my baby,” she says, adding, “I love that its cottony-soft sheets are hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested safe.”
Soap away germs
Safety and hygiene are especially crucial today, and frequent washing with soap is recommended to keep any infection at bay. Mom of three Villania-Arellano suggests that moms should take the time to read product ingredient labels before buying, watching out for harsh cleansers that can irritate babies’ sensitive skin.
“Babyflo Soap-Free Bath is soap-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free and doesn’t clog pores. It’s safe enough for daily bath time,” she enthuses.
Apply a moisturizer
Directly after baby’s bath, use a “locking-in” method to trap moisture back into their damp skin. A gentle oil moisturizer is the perfect ally for babies’ skin as it functions like a shield to protect it from outside attacks. Villania-Arellano likes gently rubbing Babyflo Baby Oil onto their skin.
Add a protective barrier
Chaffed skin often leads to diaper rash. Miranda applies BabyFlo Petroleum Jelly for a protective barrier. “When the skin is slightly chapped, it soothes the redness and restores softness.”
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