12 Days of Baby Stuff: Bath Time Essentials

by tinysneakers


Really all you need for a baby bath is a sink and a towel. You don’t even really need soap for awhile. But let’s pretend you want more than that. Here are some of the things we use every single night during bath time.


Bath Time Essentials

1. Whale Tub This is perfect for newborn baths- baby’s butt can rest on the little ledge and he can lean on the foam back. As he gets a little bigger, you can remove the ledge so he can sit up. I love the little cup it comes with too.

2. Dr. Bronner’s Baby Soap I use Dr. Bronner’s myself so this seemed like a natural choice for baby. It’s free of all those nasty additives and chemicals, yet still leaves baby smelling like a baby should.

3. Foam Letters K loves to toss these around the tub…and chew on them. They stick to the side of the tub when they’re wet, so these will continue to be fun {and educational} as he gets older.

4. Ducky Bath Thermometer If you’re a first time parent there are 1,000 things you don’t know. The proper temperature of bath water is one of them. This floating rubber ducky makes it easy: the word “HOT” on the bottom turns white if it’s too hot.

5. Bath Spout Cover I thought these things were a little ridiculous at first. Until KB started not only chewing on the faucet, but standing up right when his head was underneath the corner.

6. Hooded Bath Towel Because they’re adorable. Especially the animal ones. Like sharks and duckies. Smile

7. Baby Washcloths You can’t have enough. The get lost all the time so the more you have the better. They’re perfect for laying over baby’s belly to keep him warm or for cleaning those sharp little baby teeth. Kabes things they are the greatest toy in the world when they’re wet- he makes quite the splash.

8. Coconut Oil Coconut oil can be used for everything. I love using at as baby lotion {or even diaper cream} because it doesn’t have any yucky ingredients. Since my tub of oil is so big, I take Dr Sears Baby Lotion when we travel. It smells so yummy. If I’m being really honest though, I rarely use baby lotion.


Honorable Mention

9. Ducky Tub This is such a cute inflatable tub and it’s perfect for small spaces or travel. I think it’d be a little tough with a newborn though.


Reader Recommendations

10. California Baby Wash Everybody always, always recommends California Baby products. I’ve never tried them but I love that they’re free of the yucky stuff too.

11. Puj Tub I had my heart set on this tub until I saw how small it was. If you live in a small space this would be great for newborn baths- you can slip it in the sink and then it hangs flat for storage. I’m not sure about the longevity though- it’s a little flimsy and I’m not sure if a bigger baby would be comfortable.


Other Days of Baby Stuff:

Breastfeeding Essentials

Newborn Essentials

0-6 Month Favorites

6-12 Month Favorites

Feeding Essentials

Baby Sleep Essentials


See all the lists here: Favorite Baby Essentials

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Miz December 12, 2012 at 7:19 am

I know it’s kinda…not off topic but….however I miss those days.
I miss those days 🙂


Kristen December 12, 2012 at 10:15 am

Great list! We LOVE California Baby products. I love that all their ingredients are natural or organic. And they smell so good!


Erika December 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I use Burts Bees bath stuff or California Baby – I refuse to use Johnson & Johnson.


natalie @ will jog for food December 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I love that whale tub!


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