Thatkid expressed some displeasure tonight that I never give him a bath anymore. It's a weird thing to be upset about, because Thatboy has always exclusively handled bathtime, save for a couple weeks when I was pregnant.
So I'm probably the last person who should be giving advice about things for the bath, but hey, since when has that ever stopped me?
So let's start with the obvious - the bath.
The First Years Infant to Toddler Bath with Sling.
3 Sprouts Hooded Towels
I have tried a ton of different towels. This one is hands down my favorite. It's soft, fluffy, and thick, which makes drying quick work. Some hooded towels are small, they last about a week before the babes outgrow them. This one is just perfect in terms of size. Large enough that we're still going strong at 6 months. Plus, CUTE! Right?
We use a lot of washcloths here. Washcloths in the bath, washcloths to wipe down the face after meals, washcloths to wipe noses and after suctioning them with a bulb, washcloths in the freezer for teething. So it's important to me that we can get a bunch without spending a bunch of money. I love these because they're thin, absorbent, and completely affordable.
Episencial Body Wash
When Thatkid's was a baby, we started out with a different brand of body wash. And we liked it just fine. But then they changed their formula, and we noticed it irritated Thatkid's sensitive skin. So we sought out to find another brand. I love this stuff. The whole brand. It tries to cut down on the chemicals, and while I'm only somewhat of a hippie/crunchy/granola-y mom, I do like the idea of trying to protect my kids and their skin! This is really really gentle. Smells "clean" without being too fragrancy. And it also doesn't get super bubbly (which is my own personal issue).
And for those times when you want to shower:
Fisher Price Infant to Toddler Rocker