Bath Time for Baby + Treating Mild Eczema October 10, 2017 | *This post was written in partnership with buybuy BABY. All opinions, content, and photography are my own. Hi gals! How are you? I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and made it through Monday unscathed. I, on the other hand, showed up at my dentists office bright and early yesterday morning only to be told that my appointment wasn’t until NEXT Monday. Sigh. Anyway, today I’m talking all about baby bath time. “Tubby time” as we like to call it is our favorite time of the day. Lawson absolutely loves her bath and we love googling over her as she figures out what it’s all about. Here are some of our bath favorites, plus what helped us keep her mild eczema at bay. It’s always a struggle for me to slow down and enjoy bath time. I know that that sounds really silly, but after a long day, then cooking dinner and feeding them, I’m all but ready to give quick sponge baths and start bedtime. As selfish as that sounds, it’s the truth. Thankfully, they both enjoy bath time so much, that it forces me to sit down and relax and watch them be little. Landry is in our big tub with Lawson right beside her in her own little tubby. Landry dances, we sing, and Lawson laughs. It’s the sweetest thing and I know that these are sounds I’ll surely miss a few years from now. Lawson has loved bath time from day one and here are the things that we grabbed from buybuy BABY that have worked for us to make bath time easy and enjoyable! One | Bath Toy Set This set is good to use from day one and comes with a great assortment of easy toys that grown with baby. Two | Paw Patrol Bath Toys We bought these for Landry and she LOVES using them to put on a puppet show for Lawson! Three | Soothing Body Wash After trying quite a few “designer” baby body washes (aka ones that smell amazing), we knew that Lawson needed something more geared towards sensitive skin. This stuff works wonders and is rich and cream on baby’s skin. Four | CeraVe I’ll go into more details below, but this is our twice daily moisturizer and it really does leave baby’s skin so so soft. Five | Dreft PurTouch Honestly, washing her towels and washcloths in Dreft was something that I got a little lazy about. After her flare of eczema I made sure to get back on track because these articles touch baby’s skin when it’s most vulnerable and it’s so important that they are washed in safe detergent Six | Aquaphor Nothing heals baby skin for us like Aquaphor. We use it after bath time and also at every diaper change. Seven | Hooded Towels I talked about these hooded towels that we recently found in THIS post and they have held up wonderfully. Not too thick, quick to dry and a great price! Eight | Wash Cloths This is also a great set for baby! Nine | 4-in-1 Bath Tub We’ve really really really enjoyed this bath tub! It’s been great since day one and the sling makes baby feel really secure and at ease in the tub. I love that it will keep growing with Lawson as she sits up and then moves into the larger tub with Landry. A great, functional and inexpensive baby product that actually works! Landry never had ANY skin issues, so I was surprised and nervous when I noticed little red, irritated patches on Lawson. I kept moisturizing and doing what I thought was best and they continued to get worse. Thankfully, we had a pediatrician’s appointment within the coming days and her eczema was #1 on my list to talk about. With these tips from our ped, we were able to get it under control in a short amount of time and continue to keep it at bay. Clearly I am no medical professional, but thought that I would pass along these things that worked for us. Tips for Treating Mild Eczema Cleanse Daily Our ped encouraged us to wash Lawson nightly (which we were), to prevent bacteria getting into the open wounds. Make sure that the body was you use is for sensitive skin. We use the one above and it works for her, but I know a lot of other friends also recommend a plain white bar of Dove soap. Don’t Use Products With a Pump I would have not ever known this, but lotions, body washes, etc that have a pump to dispense them also more than likely contain alcohol, which will only make the dry skin worse. We were using a lotion with a pump the entire time, which was likely why it kept spreading. Instead, look for lotions and creams that come in a tub. Yes, you will have to scoop out with your hands and yes it’s a bit messy but it works like a charm. Apply Moisturizer When the Skin is Still Wet This was also something that I wouldn’t have thought to do. Instead of drying the baby off fully after bath, leave most of the moisture on their skin and apply lotion and ointment on top. This seals in extra moisture to last through the night. Stay on Top of Laundry As I mentioned earlier, this was where I got lazy. After 3 months of totally separating all of Lawson’s laundry from ours I began to wash a few pieces together here and there. That was a big no no and we are back to washing her clothes entirely separate from ours in Dreft PurTouch only. I love that buybuy BABY is a one stop shop for all of these things. Once I got the doctor’s advice I knew that I could head there and that they would have everything in stock. They did and we were good to go! I hope that you guys have a great week! -xo Feel free to pin the below image if you’d like to remember anything from this post or save it to read later.