Bath time is one those times each day that each one of my children look forward to. They are water babies to say the least. If they had it their way they would be splashing around in the tub for hours on end day in and out.

My children are much different than I. How? Well, you see when I was their age I was not at all a fan of bath time. My parents had to create some fictional character — The lady. The lady was known to visit my parents home every time I would agree to take a bath. She would come bearing sweets which she would lay out on my pillow while I was soaking and cleansing in the tub.

Thankfully, I haven’t had to take to such extremes to get my children to bathe.

The only protesting my children have ever made is when I have used products that have either irritated their skin or burned their eyes. My kids, like me, have very sensitive skin. We really have to keep an eye on the products we use in our home to ensure that they don’t contain harsh chemicals, scents and other irritants.

I have always been a huge fan of using Cetaphil products. I find them to be very gentle on the skin. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that Cetaphil introduced the Cetaphil baby line in May of 2016.

The Cetaphil Baby line is dermatologist tested and pediatrician recommended for babies’ delicate skin, featuring such products as: Cetaphil Baby Wash & Shampoo, Ultra Moisturizing Wash, Daily Lotion and Moisturizing Oil. The products are formulated with calming organic calendula which, derived from the marigold flower to help keep baby’s skin soft smooth and moisturized. Best of all, the products are hypoallergenic, free from parabens, colourants and mineral oil.

My 3 month old, personally, enjoys the Baby Daily Lotion the most. The lotion helps to nurture his skin while he relaxes and enjoys countless infant massages day in and out to help ease his colic symptoms.

9 tips on how to bathe your newborn safely and correctly

Did you know that July is known as the month with the highest number of babies born in Canada? Funny, I found this stat out for myself almost 7 years ago. My first born was a July baby.

With the highly anticipated July baby boom, I am thrilled to have been provided with some great bath time tips from well-know parenting educator and former nurse, Kelly Bourne. To help parents prepare for their new arrivals, Kelly offers 9 tips on how to bathe newborns correctly and safely:

Sponge bathe your newborn – Delay tub baths until his umbilical cord detaches. Soaking or excess moisture can promote bacteria growth. Instead, sponge bathe your baby.

Bath water temperature – The bath water should be 37 degrees Celsius. To be certain, use a bath thermometer. Eventually you’ll learn to gauge the water temperature with a quick test on the inside of your wrist to ensure it’s not too hot.

Cradle Cap – Babies often develop cradle cap. It’s a harmless condition and will eventually go away on its own. If it bothers you, using a natural oil followed by a gentle cleanse of your baby’s scalp helps to remove the scales.

Be prepared – A wet, slippery, wiggly infant is hard to hold onto. To keep your baby safe, lay out all essential bath items within reach ahead of time.

Use baby wash – It’s a misconception that you don’t need a cleanser while bathing your baby. There are many oil based irritants that can end up on your baby’s skin. Water alone may not remove them and using a washcloth with no cleanser can be harsh on the skin. Cetaphil Baby Ultra Moisturizing Wash contains 1/3 baby lotion and lets you cleanse delicate skin gently.

Keep baby warm – Place washcloths on your baby’s chest and arms as you pour water over her body. This provides a little more insulation and warmth during bath time.

Bathe every few days –It’s a popular misconception that babies need a bath every day. Bathing too frequently may dry the skin. Every few days is ideal. In between baths, cleanse with a sponge to keep baby fresh. After bathing, use Cetaphil BabyDaily Lotion to help moisturize and protect the skin.

Proper form – There is a technique to move your baby in and out of the tub. One may be tempted to cradle the baby.  It’s better to support her head and bottom with your hands rather than using a cradling position.

Bonding with Dad – Dads today are more involved with their children than ever. Bath time gives Dad a great opportunity to share in the bonding experience with baby.

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Searching for Canada’s Cetaphil Baby

Cetaphil Baby is celebrating bath time by inviting Canadians to share their baby bath time photos on Instagram using the hash tag, #CetaphilBabyBathtime during the month of June. There will be four weekly winners and one grand prize ($1,000 value) winner who will become Canada’s Cetaphil Baby! He or she will receive a personalized family photo shoot, fantastic baby gear and one year’s supply of Cetaphil Baby products. The winner will also be featured online. More information visit http://www.cetaphilbaby.ca.

Giveaway

Want to try out the #CetaphilBabyBathTime experience for yourself? Enter to win a Cetaphil Baby Prize Pack (ARV $49).

* Giveaway ends on July 15, 2016 at 11:59PM EST. This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, excluding Quebec. You can enter as many times as you want on all the blogs hosting the same giveaway, however please note you can only win the prize pack once.

Disclosure: I have received Cetaphil Baby products. No other compensation was received. All opinions are those of my own.

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53 Comments on 9 Tips on How to Bathe Newborns Correctly & Safely

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    June 22, 2016 at 9:16 pm (1 year ago)

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  3. Charity K
    June 22, 2016 at 9:39 pm (1 year ago)

    my kids love to play in the bath

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  4. Dianne G.
    June 22, 2016 at 9:56 pm (1 year ago)

    My grandson has some letters that will stick to the tub walls when they are wet. He loves finding them in the water and does not want to get out of the tub until they are all on the wall.

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  5. Tara Betterley
    June 22, 2016 at 10:01 pm (1 year ago)

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  16. Judy Cowan
    June 23, 2016 at 12:18 pm (1 year ago)

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  17. Cheryl
    June 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm (1 year ago)

    My son loves splashing in the bath,

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    June 23, 2016 at 1:23 pm (1 year ago)

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    June 23, 2016 at 10:34 pm (1 year ago)

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  24. Andrea Amy
    June 24, 2016 at 12:34 am (1 year ago)

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  25. Tina L.
    June 24, 2016 at 12:11 pm (1 year ago)

    I would like to try the Baby Daily Lotion

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  26. Erica Seaman
    June 24, 2016 at 4:45 pm (1 year ago)

    I would like to try the Cetaphil Baby Wash. My little guy loves to splash in the bath.

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  27. Gillian Morgan
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    June 25, 2016 at 1:01 am (1 year ago)

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  30. Maggie C
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  31. Holly MacRitchie
    June 25, 2016 at 1:05 pm (1 year ago)

    My daughter is 10 weeks old today and she is just starting to make big splashes in the tub and smile while doing it! So adorable.

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  32. Athena
    June 25, 2016 at 1:14 pm (1 year ago)

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  33. Carey Hurst
    June 25, 2016 at 2:17 pm (1 year ago)

    The favorite part of the bath routine was being able to play with the bubbles . It caused so much laughter

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  34. Silvia D
    June 25, 2016 at 6:13 pm (1 year ago)

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  35. Jonnie
    June 25, 2016 at 10:35 pm (1 year ago)

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  36. Margo B
    June 26, 2016 at 10:18 am (1 year ago)

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  37. sabina Edwards
    June 26, 2016 at 3:15 pm (1 year ago)

    Moisturizing Oil, because Dylan has cradle cap and the nurse said to wash him less with any types of soap (just water) and that should help out

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    June 26, 2016 at 3:43 pm (1 year ago)

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  39. Joanne Frank
    June 27, 2016 at 10:54 am (1 year ago)

    I would love to use the body wash and my baby loves bath time just before bedtime

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  40. MaryG
    June 27, 2016 at 2:47 pm (1 year ago)

    Id most like to try the baby wash & shampoo! I’m expecting, so it would be nice to use as its so mild.

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  41. Donnas
    June 29, 2016 at 6:28 am (1 year ago)

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    June 29, 2016 at 11:27 am (1 year ago)

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    July 1, 2016 at 9:29 am (1 year ago)

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    July 5, 2016 at 11:05 am (1 year ago)

    i’ll let you know in sept but I would like to try the Baby Wash & Shampoo

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  48. Jodi Mitrovic
    July 5, 2016 at 4:14 pm (1 year ago)

    I would like to try the Moisturizing Oil from the Cetaphil Baby line. Both of my little guys have sensitive skin and nothing I have tried has really helped to date. Thank you and good luck all 🙂

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    July 9, 2016 at 11:43 am (1 year ago)

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    July 11, 2016 at 4:46 pm (1 year ago)

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    July 13, 2016 at 11:25 am (1 year ago)

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