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  1. June Etherington
    July 9, 2013 / 4:11 pm

    Make sure that you have the bath in a suitable postion for yourself, one that you are comfortable with. This will give you more confidence. Test the water before putting the baby in. Let baby kick & splash about. Talk or even sing to baby. Importantly make if fun. If you do this from the start baby will get to look forward to bathtime & enjoy it.

  2. Susan Carter
    July 9, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    Preparation is key for a safe and happy bathing time.
    Always have everything to hand to begin with:
    a changing mat with a soft towel laid out on it, a small flannel for any water in baby’s eyes, nappies, (more than one as inevitably they will wet the one you have just got on them) lotions & potions and clothing. Though not too near the bath in case of splashes. This is especially useful for when Baby decides they do not like it and start to scream the housedown, (it happens), but everything to hand will help Mum to stay calm.
    Place a soft towel in the base of the bath to stop baby or your arm from slipping.
    Put cold water in first then bring up to temperature which is comfortably warm on dipping your elbow in. Add small amount of baby bath. Too much can not only irritate Baby but can make them like a slippery eel.
    Cradle Baby with one arm and gently lower into the bath, keeping as close to you as possible so they feel reassured. Use your free arm/hand to gently ‘move’ the water over baby.

    Pat Baby’s skin dry rather than rubbing.
    Enjoy the experience – won’t be long before they are splashing about by themselves.

  3. Julia Kerr
    July 9, 2013 / 8:38 pm

    Make it part of the nightly routine, a warm bath can be very relaxing and help with the bedtime routine

  4. Rebecca Jones
    July 9, 2013 / 9:37 pm

    Invest in a bath seat for baby, for extra support, have all your towels to hand, I used a Cuddle Dry towel that you can pop around your neck like an apron, so you can pick baby up and immediately wrap them up, and finally, enjoy!

  5. Shelley Jessup
    July 9, 2013 / 10:06 pm

    My bathing advice is to use gentle products on a new born & if possible natural is much better and can help towards any elements within the babies body.

  6. Vakhida
    July 9, 2013 / 10:12 pm

    make sure you always check the water temperature before bathing, it can be very deceiving when checking with the hands, best get a thermometer..x

  7. jessica newman
    July 9, 2013 / 11:00 pm

    When baby is very young it is easier to use a baby chair in the bath for comfort support and ease, make bath time fun so baby looks forward to it and make it a routine so baby knows when bath time is every day

  8. Katherine Fensom
    July 10, 2013 / 10:50 am

    Buy a tummy tub. They keep your baby completely covered in water and nice and warm. We bathed in the early days on the bedroom floor in the comfort and warm. They don’t really splash for quite a while.

    July 10, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    never leave your baby alone in the bath,even if the puppy is chewing your jimmy choo.

  10. Joe
    July 10, 2013 / 7:27 pm

    My bathing tip would be: don’t use your mobile phone or any other electronic device in the bath, otherwise it might fall in the bath and ruin the device.

  11. Kate Huxstep
    July 11, 2013 / 2:20 pm

    Always remember to remove ones crown, once done place baby in 2 to 3 inches of warm water. To keep them warm pour warm water over his or her body throughout the bath. Make sure you have a good and comfortable grip and that HRH William is on hand with camera to capture the moment.

  12. maddalena dalton
    July 12, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    never leave your prince/princess alone in the bath.never ever go answer the phone or door.

  13. shona mackie
    July 12, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    Make it fun and relaxed as relaxed always remove crown as bubbles might spoil it keep water at a good temp and wash crown of head first then submerge in water and bath gently

  14. Mcj
    July 12, 2013 / 1:34 pm

    Make sure you are not alone with the baby the first time as it is tricky but gets easier as you relax.

  15. Peter Hopkins
    July 12, 2013 / 1:35 pm

    Always make sure the water is at a comfortable temperature for baby. This isn’t the same as what is comfortable for you. ALWAYS stay in the bathroom with baby while bathing, never leave the room unless you have someone who can take over from you. Most of all, enjoy that special time with your baby.

  16. Angela Paull
    July 12, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    Relax and enjoy it. The first time you may feel nervous but just keep baby’s head supported and take it slowly. Cussons Mum & Me is great in the bath for dry skin and kind to Mummy’s hands too 🙂 As the little one gets older it’s all toys toys toys so enjoy the quiet baths while they last

    July 12, 2013 / 4:03 pm

    Dont let baby be afraid of the water. Make bathtime fun; play soothing background music, then as baby gets a little older introduce a few games such as washable face crayons & plastic ducks so that the ‘scary’ parts such as washing hair and water in the eyes are bearable and not traumatic.

  18. July 12, 2013 / 10:28 pm

    Bath in the sink, it worked for my generation, small and compact and at adult height so no bending over hurting mummy/daddys back!!!

  19. kristy brown
    July 12, 2013 / 10:48 pm

    I used a bath insert with both of my 2 that they can lay on but not be fully submerged. Gave me both hands to wash them with and when they were older I used a bath chair – either that or just let the nanny do it!

  20. Sophie
    July 13, 2013 / 7:44 am

    Have a bath yourself (obviously cooler than normal) and gently rest the baby on your stomach only a little immersed in the water. Your body warmth and the feeling of safety makes it a lovely experience for the baby – gently splash the water over the babies body.

  21. dawn bennett
    July 13, 2013 / 9:59 am

    lots of toys and make bathtime fun ! then they wont be scared to have a bath or get their hair washed in future

  22. Lindsey Clark
    July 13, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    Make bathtime fun. Use water crayons, fun music in the bathroom to sing along to and later introduce rubber ducks as play toys. This makes sure baby looks forward to a bath and doesnt find the water too traumatic when it comes to washing hair and water in the eyes.

  23. paula lane
    July 13, 2013 / 11:00 pm

    never leave baby unattended while bathing.

  24. jane orford
    July 14, 2013 / 12:13 pm

    don`t get stressed if baby does not seem to like the water,they will soon get used to it and come to enjoy it,keep it fun and add bright colours to your bathroom
    always support baby`s head and never ever leave alone

  25. Marie
    July 14, 2013 / 10:06 pm

    Be prepared before you even take the nappy off the Prince/Princess. Towel to hand, or even better clipped around your neck if you have a Clevamama one, when running the bath for the first few months leave out all toiletries, the baby doesn’t need them and it will do his/her skin a lot better to bathe in just water. Obviously ensure the temperature is not too cold not too warm and depth wise, a couple of inches is enough.
    The bath itself wil be quite short at first, your arms will ache with all the support you’ll need cradling the babies head, so if you can have a partner to hand, that wil make things easier and you can enjoy the experience together.

  26. katie skeoch
    July 14, 2013 / 10:24 pm

    make sure the nanny pays attention when bathing the royal baby

  27. Tanya Cameron
    July 16, 2013 / 12:53 pm

    Have everything laid out ready so you can bath the baby and give it your full attention during and after bathing

  28. July 16, 2013 / 12:59 pm

    Jump in the bath (not literally you might slip) with baby yourself. Have a slighter cooler one and let me baby gentle lie on your chest. Or make Wills have one too!

  29. Natasha Gandy
    July 16, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    Make sure Daddy gets involved with bath time too. It is very easy for mummy to take over but daddy time is important too x

    July 17, 2013 / 10:23 pm

    Always use a bath thermometer to accurately judge the water temperature before bathing baby 🙂

  31. Kerry-Ann Pope
    July 19, 2013 / 2:03 pm

    Make bathtime part of your night time routine, make it a soothing quiet with mummy or daddy. Follow a bath with a gentle massage, warming the cream or oil in your hands first – the two combined will make for a nice peaceful nights sleep.

  32. Katherine De Riera
    July 19, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    Get everything ready beforehand so that you can relax and take time to enjoy bathing your baby!

  33. Anne Wallwin
    July 19, 2013 / 4:29 pm

    have all the bits and pieces to hand before you start the bath and be prepared for lots of splashing!

  34. Charlie
    July 19, 2013 / 9:58 pm

    My advice would be to have a bath with your baby. I didn’t do this until my midwife suggested it and it made bath time a much lovelier experience. Baby gets lots of skin to skin contact and you get to enjoy even more snuggles with your precious baby. Enjoy!

  35. Becky John
    July 21, 2013 / 9:39 am

    Ensure the room you are bathing baby in is warm, undress baby and wrap in a towel, holding baby carefully over the baby bath, wash hair first. Then remove towel and bathe baby.

  36. maggie fawcett
    July 21, 2013 / 9:55 am

    dont use soap

  37. Kara
    July 22, 2013 / 10:12 am

    Devise a code word with William which means “tell the visitors to bugger off!”

  38. Ellie
    July 22, 2013 / 2:04 pm

    Bathe your baby in a warm room. Test the water temperature isn’t too hot by dipping your elbow in first. Have a soft, fluffy towel ready by the side of the baby bath to lay your baby on and gently wrap him/her in. And don’t rush – bath time should be a relaxing & bonding experience for you and your baby so make the most of this precious time x

  39. Jed Harper
    July 30, 2013 / 4:28 pm

    Make bathtime enjoyable and keep smiling even if baby gets upset – this will make sure that they do not associate having a bath as a bad thing.

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