With the summer holidays on the horizon, whether it’s a weekend away, a road trip in the UK or a holiday abroad, travelling with a baby requires a least another bag or suitcase to carry the essentials, we aren’t even joking! When you are travelling with a newborn or a very young baby it can be daunting for both you and baby as their routine gets disturbed, and what about bathing baby? Do people really have to lug their heavy baby bath with them?
Don’t worry we’ve got you, and it certainly doesn’t require packing your baby bath. To help you prepare for your summer getaway we’ve put together our top tips for giving baby a bath when travelling which = minimum stress and doesn’t require valued storage space.
Bring A BabyDam Bathwater Barrier
BabyDam is the only product on the market that allows you to turn a family bath into a baby bath and isn’t bulky or heavy. Due to its robust and lightweight design it makes it easy to carry and can easily be placed into the bottom of an overnight bag and forgotten about until you’ve arrived at your destination.
Suitable from birth, BabyDam is the only truly portable baby bath that doesn’t require inflating or folding down before/after storage. You can choose to sit on the dry side of the bath behind baby to save your back or you can kneel over the side of the bath to support them. It’s easy to fit, remove and dry off before taking it back home with you. All that is left for you to do is check in advance that there is a bath in the place you’re staying at. But if there isn’t…
If all else fails you can always do a good old fashioned sink bath. We recommend ensuring it is cleaned properly before use, free from any distractions (bottles, lotions etc). Be aware of the position of the taps as they can cause an immediate hazard.
Another option is to lie baby on a flat and warm surface, either a thick towel or a cosy changing mat will do perfectly and you can give them a sponge bath with some water and a sponge. If you’re away for a longer period of time you won’t want to do this every day, but it’s a good option to have if other facilities are not available to you.
Another option is to bring a bath support and use in the family bath. A bath support provides comfort and security at bath time and whilst they can still be fairly bulky, they are much easier to take away with you then a baby bath. If you already use one with them at home then it will help to make them feel more settled and comfortable as it will have become synonymous with them at bath time. You can also use a bath support in conjunction with the BabyDam.
Not only does this provide lovely bonding time for you and baby, you don’t have to carry anything extra with you, result! Always make sure you hold them tight during bath time to avoid them slipping and keep an eye out for any unexpected accidents during bath time, they do happen!
Stress free holidays are just around the corner. Let us know what your top tips for bathing baby when travelling are! Keep up to date with the latest news from BabyDam over on our Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter!