Unleashing the Joy of Outdoor Bathing
Taking a bath outdoors adds an exciting twist to the routine bath activity, allowing them to connect with nature while caring for their delicate skin. Here, we will guide you on organising a fun and natural outdoor bath using skin-friendly, natural products for your little ones.
Choose a Safe and Suitable Location
Select a secure and comfortable outdoor space for the bath. Consider a shaded area in your backyard where you have easy access to water and can maintain supervision. Ensure the ground is clean and free of any sharp objects.
Timing and Weather
Plan the outdoor bath during warm and sunny weather to ensure a pleasant experience. Early or late afternoons are ideal for avoiding the day's peak heat. Check the weather forecast beforehand to avoid unexpected changes.
Gather Bathing Essentials
Collect all the necessary items for the outdoor bath, such as a baby bathtub or basin, soft towels, washcloths, and gentle cleansing products specifically formulated for babies and children. Opt for natural, organic options to minimise the risk of skin irritation, such as our Head to Toes and the Bouncing Bubble.
Preparing the Water
Fill the baby's bathtub or basin with lukewarm water, ensuring it is at a comfortable temperature for your child. Use a thermometer to monitor the water's temperature, aiming for around 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Test the water with your hand to ensure it is neither too hot nor too cold.
Engage in Sensory Play
Introduce sensory elements to make the outdoor bath experience fun. Floating toys, bath crayons, and colourful sponges can entertain and stimulate your child's senses. Encourage splashing, pouring water, and interactive play to enhance their enjoyment.
Shield your child from harmful UV rays by placing the bath area in a shaded spot or using a large umbrella. Apply a safe, non-toxic sunscreen on any exposed skin if necessary, ensuring it is suitable for infants and children.
Supervision and Safety
Never leave your child unattended during the outdoor bath. Keep a close eye on them to ensure their safety. If your child is uncomfortable sitting independently, support them securely in the bathtub or basin.
Once the bath is complete, gently pat your child's skin with a soft towel. Remember the nappy cream for the babies. Our Rear Rescue is excellent for sensitive bottoms that often need extra protection.
Organising a fun outdoor bath using natural skincare products for babies and children offers a delightful experience that fosters a deeper connection with nature. Following the above mentioned steps, you can create a safe and enjoyable bathing ritual promoting healthy skin and unforgettable moments with your little ones.