How can baby bathing be made into an experience?
As a rule, babies love splashing around in warm water, whooping and laughing. However, there are also some rather water-shy twirls, for whom you as mum or dad first have to make the bath palatable. Cuddly soft flannels and bath towels with colourful motifs are a great help here, as they quickly entice the little rascals into the water.
By the way: the practical and also extremely cute bathrobe ponchos for babies, which are also available in combed, particularly fluffy cotton, are right on trend. These baby ponchos are also a popular gift for a baby shower or christening.
How often do baby flannels or wash gloves need to be changed?
The rule of thumb for baby parents says that two flannels per week should normally be enough. But this is relative. If baby is sick, has vomited or has had a lot of head gneiss gently removed with the washcloth while splashing around, then a daily change may also be opportune.
And bath towels, even those with hoods, should generally always be used in pairs. While the towel you have just used dries, use the second textile when splashing around in the pool in the garden or in the swimming pool. These towels should also be changed every few days. After baby swimming, care for the soft skin of your sweet little one with lotion or baby oil, a few drops of which will inevitably end up in the bath towel. To prevent these baby care products from causing ugly discolouration, regular, prompt washing is essential.
What should be considered in terms of material and workmanship when buying flannels?
In the meantime, washcloths in particular are occasionally offered in a material similar to microfibre. These are quite practical and clean very effectively. However, the material extracts a lot of oil from the baby's delicate skin, so that it can become dry and, in extreme cases, brittle. Flannels and bath gloves made of terry cloth, made of 100 % pure cotton, are proven to be advantageous. Preferably from cotton that has been grown to full maturity without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilisers.
When buying washcloths, pay attention to the seams. These should be double, for which a natural yarn has been used. If the yarn contains a high percentage of nylon or polyester instead and the stitching comes undone, there is a risk of cuts. Baby's skin is not only particularly delicate - it is also extremely soft. In addition, the seams should be as thin as possible, not bulging, so that gentle washing is guaranteed without unintentionally causing skin irritation.