Posted on April 20 2020
From babies to adults, who doesn’t love a good bubble bath at the end of the day? If your little one has a hard time winding down before bed — and let’s be honest, this happens with every child at some point or another — try incorporating a nightly bath into your bedtime routine.
Sometimes a nice, warm bath is just what your little one needs to relax! In this article, Babo Botanicals gives you eight bubble bath hacks and recommends some products to help you and your baby make the most of bath time.
Bubble Bath Hacks
1) Gather The Right Products
Gathering the right products for your bubble bath is a must. Using good bathtime products can make or break the quality of your bath! You want products that are gentle and won’t irritate your or your baby’s skin.
With Babo Botanicals, you can rest easy knowing that our products are ideal for even the most sensitive skin types. Our Calming Shampoo, Bubble Bath & Wash contains the soft, soothing scent of French Lavender to help your baby relax, setting them up for a good night’s sleep!
Another multi-purpose bubble bath is our 3 in 1 Eucalyptus Remedy Plant Based Shampoo, Bubble Bath and Wash. You won’t be able to do anything but relax because this bubble bath contains a mixture of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Rosemary Oil!
The soothing scent will help you and your baby unwind from the day while nourishing your little one’s skin. Remember to keep the bottle in arms-reach since you’ll use it to wash your baby’s body and hair!
If your little one has eczema-prone skin or just extra sensitive skin in general, try our Moisturizing Bubble Bath & Wash. This bubble bath specifically contains Oatmilk and Organic Calendula to help relieve your baby’s eczema and soothe their dry skin!
And if you want to vamp up bath time and add in a little extra fun, try our 3 in 1 Birthday Bubbles Plant Based Bubble Bath & Wash! This limited-edition bubble bath smells like birthday cake, but it’s still made with organic and natural ingredients!
Gathering the right products for a bubble bath is the first step in making sure it’s going to be a relaxing one. As you can see, Babo Botanicals has a variety of options to choose from to make this a reality for you and your baby!
2) Play Some Music
Music is an amazing thing. It has the power to motivate, inspire, and — you guessed it — help you relax.
Whether you and your little one sing songs during bath time or just listen to music, the right melody will help you both unwind.
And if your child doesn’t seem interested in the music, go ahead and put some on for yourself! They’ll be relaxed if you're relaxed. It won’t matter what music is playing in the background as long as you’re having fun with it!
3) Tone Down The Lights
Another easy bubble bath hack for complete relaxation is to dim the lights. Softer lighting creates a calming atmosphere and can really help your little one release any stress or negative emotions from the day.
Believe it or not, babies and kids actually do experience these kinds of emotions, especially if the environment they are in is stressful. The right lighting is a great way to encourage relaxation and keep your child’s spirits up.
If you don’t have a dimmer in your bathroom, turn off the lights and light some candles. This sets your baby up for the night, letting them know it’s time to wind down and get ready for bed.
4) Adjust The Water Temperature
Now that you’ve gathered your products and set the tone in your bathroom with lighting and music, it’s time to get the bath water ready!
You don’t want the water to be too hot because it might be uncomfortable for your baby and irritate their skin instead of soothing it. You also don’t want it too cold because nobody likes a cold bath!
To make sure your little one’s bath water is safe and comfortable, test out the water temperature with your elbow first and adjust as needed.
Also, your little one will most likely want to soak in their bubble bath for more than just a few minutes. But after a little while, the water tends to get stagnant and cold.
If that happens, you may need to add more water as your little one soaks in the tub. But remember, they’ll only be able to fully relax if the water temperature is just right!
5) Don’t Be Stingy With The Bubbles
After filling up the tub, it’s time to add the main relaxation ingredient: bubbles! Ideally, for Baby Botanicals bubbles, you’ll want to add in two capfuls of the formula under running water to make great bubbles!
If you have to add more water to keep the temperature just right, like we mentioned above, add some more bubbles while you’re at it. This will keep your little one’s bath nice and bubbly until they’re ready to get out.
Whichever bubble bath you choose, the calming scent from the bubbles is the perfect addition to your baby’s bedtime routine!
6) Read A Book
While your little one is soaking in the tub, read them a book.
Note: This is only possible if your little one is at the age where they’re sitting up on their own! (If they’re not, your hand will need to be on them at all times.) If your baby is old enough, let them relax in the tub as you read, but keep a close eye on them.
This bubble bath hack meets your baby’s various sensory needs. They can look at the pictures. They can listen to the story. They can touch and smell the bubbles.
The only sense we’re missing is taste. Of course, you don’t want your little one eating or tasting the bubbles! But, sometimes, a little bit of the bubbles can end up in your baby’s mouth by accident.
If you’re using Babo Botanicals products, that’s completely OK! Our products are made with natural ingredients, like water, Coconut, Rosemary, Kudzu Root, and Oat — just to name a few.
At Babo Botanicals, our motto is: “Family Comes First, Naturally.”
7) Don’t Rush
You can’t rush a good thing, bath time included! Give your little one some time to relax and enjoy their bath.
We know there are nights when you might be running behind and you just have to hurry through your bath routine so your little one can get to bed on time. But, overall, try to enjoy bath time with your baby.
Soak up these moments with your child while you can. Before you know it, you’ll have a teenager on your hands and bathtime woes will be a thing of the past!
8) Moisturize After Bath Time
Wrap up a successful bath session with the right lotion for your baby to keep them relaxed!
Our Calming Baby Lotion pairs nicely with our Calming Shampoo, Bubble Bath & Wash. The soothing scent of French Lavender and Chamomile is just what your baby needs to stay calm and relaxed for bedtime.
To soothe and protect your baby’s sensitive or dry skin after bath time, use our Moisturizing Baby Lotion. Moisturize and soothe your little one’s delicate and rough skin areas to help them sleep well!
Soak Up And Relax
At Babo Botanicals, we want to help you make bath time enjoyable and memorable! You can’t go wrong with any of our bubble baths as a way for you and your baby to relax at the end of the day.
Keep our bubble bath hacks in mind during bath time, like playing some music, toning down the lights, and finding the water temperature that’s just right for your little one. And, remember, the more the bubblier!
Don’t rush through bath time, and make it even more relaxing by reading a book. And, lastly, use the right lotion after bath time so your baby can continue to relax and unwind before bed.
Choose the bubble bath that’s right for you and your baby. Now it’s time to soak up and relax!