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There are tons of different bath products aimed for babies and toddlers out on the market and it can be overwhelming to pick and choose. My daughter loves bath time and these are the five toddler bath products we use to keep it that way.
A lot of parents and even our pediatrician recommend Cetaphil for use with my daughter’s skin, but it made her skin so itchy that she would scratch herself until she had scars from her constant scratching. I tried CeraVe Baby Moisturizing Cream on a whim (I was browsing through Meijer and had a coupon) and am so glad I listened to that whim. It rubs into my daughter’s skin very well and my main plus is that it doesn’t seem to cause any itch, so she doesn’t have the urge to dig at her skin anymore. The cons I have with this product is that I feel like I need to use a lot to cover her skin surface area. I think perhaps because it is a cream, it doesn’t spread out as far when I rub into the skin. Also, it feels like it leaves behind a slightly waxy residue. Maybe this is a protective barrier of some sort to keep the moisture in. It doesn’t bother my daughter, but it just leaves me feeling a bit turned off by the feel it leaves on my own hands.
My daughter absolutely loves having bubbles in her bath and Bubble Podz has a version that is safe to use with eczema-prone skin, which is a huge plus. My daughter had some serious patches of eczema in her first year and the pediatrician told us to keep her bath water from getting too hot, leave her in for a short amount of time, and no bubbles. He obviously hadn’t heard of TruKid Bubble Podz. I received a pack from my cousin’s wife and my daughter loved it. I felt completely safe with using this product for her because it didn’t cause any irritations and rather, I felt it helped soothe her skin. I won’t say this cured her of eczema, but she hasn’t had any reactions in a year now.
Pro Tip: Use one pod towards the end of filling up the tub. Placing it under the running water too soon causes most of the bubbles to disappear by the time you turn the faucet off. Also, don’t rush through letting the pod dissolve in your hand, even though it leaves the gooey casing behind. You want the rushing water to seep through the entire product and create a lot of bubbles.
This hair detangler is amazing! It works on the toughest tangles. I’m talking a knot in a knot. I used it on my daughter when I can’t untangle the mess with my own two hands. It leaves behind a slight shine, but that’s not a problem when I can untangle my daughter’s (and my) hair without tears (in the hair or on the face). This is a toddler bath product I will always be sure to have an extra one of.
This is a nice pack of foam buddies that will stick to your tub or tiled walls when wet. It provides simple, creative play and a good opportunity to learn sea creatures and colors. There are two sets of the same eight creatures. I used one set until it got moldy. They are sturdy so they won’t break apart easily. I haven’t tried breaking them in half, but they seem to withstand typical toddler strength. My daughter is not a biter, though, so not sure how it will hold up to teeth. Click the image for more reviews.
Pro tip: Separate them to air dry. I found out the hard way that if I didn’t bother to separate them after a bath session, they will grow mold that you can’t scrub off. Simply replace with the second set or buy it again. It won’t break the bank.
Like a typical toddler, my daughter hates getting water in her eyes or running down her face. I like this whale cup because it allows for fun and the yellow rubber grip helps rinse shampoo out of my daughter’s hair without letting the water get into her face (provided she tilts her head back far enough). The best part is that it doesn’t get moldy and will air dry well when turned upside down.
Are there any bath products you love to use with your child? Feel free to share!