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The Kangaroo Towel – The Perfect Hooded Baby Towel

November 9, 2009

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When my granddaughter Maia was just a baby ( she is all of 15 months now ūüôā I used to help my daughter bath her.¬† There was nothing better than bathing this beautiful¬† baby!¬† She loved her bath, never cried ( although I think that is because we bathed her in the spa baby tub) and I swear, even though she was just a few weeks old, smiled!

Having a mother with an online baby store really helped out when something was needed for bathing the baby.  My daughter had received a few hooded baby towels as gifts for the baby.  Some were of better quality than others.  She would take the wet baby out of the bath and Maia would get cold (no matter how warm the room was) and she would cry. 

I decided to practice what I had been preaching to my customers…..try the Kangaroo towel…you will love it!¬† I brought over a kangaroo towel, a uniquely designed hooded towel that the adult wears (literally wears), when the baby is ready to be taken out of the tub , you just slip him/her into the pouch and snuggle….hmmmmm, no better smell than a baby after a bath!

So, if you are looking for a great shower gift or a fabulous hooded towel for yourself, look no further!  The Kangaroo towel at petiteposh.com is the perfect hooded baby towel!

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Bathing Baby

July 5, 2009

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Bathing Baby

You are just home from the hospital with your precious baby.  Reality is now setting in, where to begin?  You know you are going to be the best parent ever, no question there.  Then you realize there are so many other things to consider.  Besides loving your baby with beyond any emotion you have ever experienced you need to keep your baby well fed, warm and clean.

The first bath can be intimidating for all parents, experienced or otherwise.¬† Here’s how to bathe baby and what you’ll need to make baby-bathing easy. With any luck, his bath will become one of the most enjoyable parts of your days together:

1.Assemble all necessary bath accessories close to the bathing area and in easy reach.

2. Fill the tub with 2 to 3 inches of water that feels warm but not hot, about 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius).  You can dip your elbow in and if the water feels luke warm that is about right.

3. Make sure the bathing area is warm and free of drafts.  Bring your baby to the bath area and undress him completely.

4. Gradually slip your baby into the tub, using one hand to support his neck and head. Pour cupfuls of bath water over him regularly during the bath so he doesn’t get too cold.¬† Some parents find the Spa Baby Tub a great way to bathe baby as the baby is never really without water and stays snug and warm throughout the bath time.

5. Use soap sparingly (it dries your baby’s skin) as you wash him with your hand or a washcloth from top to bottom, front to back. Gently wash his scalp with a wet, soapy cloth. Use a moistened cotton ball to clean his eyes and face. As for your baby‚Äôs genitals, a routine washing is all that is needed. If dried mucus has collected in the corner of your baby’s nostrils or eyes, dab it several times with a small section of a moistened washcloth to soften it before you wipe it out.

6. Rinse your baby thoroughly with a clean washcloth.

7. Wrap your baby in a hooded towel and pat him dry.  The Kangaroo Towel is a product that is highly recommended.  You wear this hooded towel while bathing baby, then when you are ready to take the baby out of the tub, just slip him into the towels pouch.  Baby never gets cold and you can cuddle and make baby feel secure immediately.

8.  If his skin is dry, or if he has a bit of a diaper rash, you may want to apply a mild lotion after his bath.

Although some parents bathe their babies every day, until yours is crawling around and getting into messes, a bath isn’t really necessary more than once or twice a week. (Just wash his face frequently and thoroughly clean his genital area after each diaper change.) When you do bathe him, you may find it a little scary to handle your wiggly little one when he’s all soapy and slippery, so keep a good grip. Most babies find the warm water very soothing.

Back to baby basics

March 19, 2008

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I was sitting at the computer just mindlessly (I seem to be doing alot of mindless things lately) surfing the internet and came across this list posted on about.com. 


New babies really don’t need much, it is usually the parent that wants all the gadgets to help take care of the baby.¬† I even came across a website that offers “sleep advise” from a certified expert!¬† An expert in how to provide an atmosphere for your baby to sleep longer and more peacefully.¬† Times sure have changed since I had little ones.¬† There seems to be an expert for everything now.¬† Books, experts, websites…..I think it is time to go back to basics,¬† less gadgets, more tender loving care.

Baby Needs: Clothing and Layette

  • 5-10 onesies or rompers, depending on how often you want to do laundry
  • 5-7 baby sleepers¬†5-7 pairs of baby socks
  • 1-2 newborn hats, depending on climate

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Baby Needs: Diapers and Bath Items

  • 2 packs of disposable diapers or enough cloth diapers for at least two days. Newborns can soil up to 10 diapers per day.
  • 1 pack of disposable wipes or 10 cloth wipes
  • Waterproof pad for diaper changes
  • 3-5 baby washcloths
  • 1-2 hooded towels, if desired. Adult towels will work, too.
  • 1 bottle of gentle baby wash
  • Baby nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer

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Baby Needs: Bedding and Feeding

  • 3-4 fitted sheets for crib, cradle, co-sleeper or bassinet
  • 5-7 lightweight blankets
  • 1-2 heavier blankets, depending on climate
  • 10 burp cloths
  • 5-8 bottles, if you’re bottle feeding
  • Breastfeeding pillow, if desired

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Bathing Beauty & Beautiful Baby

March 7, 2008

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¬†Babies first few baths can be traumatic for both the bather and the bathee.¬†¬† Just about all babies cry …some more hysterically than others…. in their first few baths.¬†

A¬†standard bathtub requires you to kneel or lean awkwardly over your baby and gives you less control over his movements, and don’t forget that it¬†becomes a backbreaking chore.¬† It makes sense to use the kitchen sink or a¬†Spa Baby bath tub, either of these options allows you to stand upright (easier on your back) and gives you more control making baby feel¬†safer. ¬†

Here are a few tips to make baby’s bath easy and fun.¬† As time goes on this will definitely become one of the best bonding experiences for both of you!:

1. Assemble all necessary bath accessories close to the bathtub.

2. Fill the tub with 2 to 3 inches of water(a bit more if using the Spa Baby tub) that feels warm but not hot.

3. Bring your baby to the bath area and undress him completely.

4. Gradually slip your baby into the tub, using one hand to support his neck and head (very important!). Pour cupfuls of bath water over¬†his body¬†regularly during the bath so he doesn’t get too

5. Use soap sparingly (it dries your baby’s skin) as you wash him with your hand or a washcloth from top to bottom, front to back. Wash his scalp with a wet, soapy cloth. Use a moistened cotton ball to clean his eyes and face. As for your baby’s genitals, a routine washing is all that is needed. If dried mucus has collected in the corner of your baby’s nostrils or eyes, dab it several times with a small section of a moistened washcloth to soften it before you wipe it out.

6. Rinse your baby thoroughly with a clean washcloth.

7. Wrap your baby in a hooded towel and pat him dry.  The Kangaroo Towel has won many awards and if you are looking for the perfect hooded baby towel this is it!  This unique baby towel keeps you dry while bathing your baby and then provides you with a hooded pouch to put baby into and carry to the change table. Your cuddly baby stays warm and cozy all the way to the change tabe and you can keep them bundled until you are ready to change them.kangaroo.jpg

  If his skin is dry, or if he has a bit of diaper rash, you may want to apply a mild lotion after his bath.

Always consult your physician or healthcare professional about any concerns you have, the above is meant for educational purposes only.