I used to think that having one child automatically made me an expert in the baby department. My daughter forced me to throw away that notion the moment she came into this world. Things I didn’t worry about with my son, suddenly kept me awake at night. Everything from the food I gave her to the products I use on her skin. Everything!!
Bath Time Routine With Baby #2
I know that not all babies are the same, but my son and daughter are polar opposite in so many ways! Sure, she looks like a mini copy of him when he was a baby, but everything else is different. Their sleep habits, their taste in food, their completely different stance when it comes to bath time. Her obsession with ketchup and his strange distaste for it (I mean who doesn’t like ketchup?!) One thing that I worried about is whether or not she would hate taking a bath like he did. And guess what?
My daughter LOVES bath time. I remember when my son was a baby, he would turn purple in the face from all the screaming. He hated it so much. Now he’s a little fish in the water but the first 2 + years, bath time was hellish. My daughter has loved bath time since she was a tiny baby. She never fussed, and for that I am grateful.
I don’t recall feeling this worried about bath time with my son. I knew he hated it. We had to get it done. There were days he was ok in the bath, but most days he wasn’t ok. When I tell my daughter “Let’s go take a bath,” she’ll start to pull her shirt or socks off hahaha.
My routine with my daughter has been the same since I started sleep training her last year. Unlike her brother, she needs – craves – consistency.
I usually wait until after supper to take her bath because she loves eating with her whole body (that’s ONE thing she does have in common with her brother). On the days she didn’t get any food in her hair, we simply take a bath, put on lotion, dress her in her pajamas and off to bed we go.
I recently got the chance to try the new Dove Baby collection and added it to our bath time routine. We start off with the Tip to Toe body wash. I love how soft it leaves her skin after we rinse off. It’s mild enough for everyday use which is perfect for her dry skin. On the days that she DID get food in her hair, we shampoo.
My daughter is part Haitian and part Italian/Quebecois. Her hair is mostly soft like her dad’s, but in the back, It’s more similar to my hair texture. I’ve used the Baby Dove Shampoo a few times this week, and I’ve already noticed that her hair isn’t getting as matted in the back. Which is great because she HATES when I have to untangle it.
The Baby Dove lotion is hypoallergenic and provides 24 hours of moisturization. I use the cream to massage her tiny little toes and legs. She loves that! We end it with some cuddle time then off to dreamland she goes (code for mommy free time).
What is something that you worried about with your second child but didn’t with your first? Does your toddler enjoy bath time as much as mine does? I’d love to hear from you.
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