Baby Care Basics Bath and Grooming Essentials | CloudMom

By Grover Koelpin 27 comments

In this show I’m going to go through with
you guys everything you need to get ready in order to keep your baby clean, shiny, and
new. And just one quick word, when it comes to
towels and washcloths and anything clothes, anything else that’s going to touch your baby’s
skin, make sure that before you use it, you wash it in a baby safe detergent like an ivory
soap or Dreft. Okay, so I have a lot of really lovely things
laid out here and I’m going to walk them through with you and at the end. I’m going to throw up a graphic so you know
when you go to the store this is exactly what I need to buy and how much. But for now, I’m going to concentrate on the
items and we’re just going to walk through here so that you guys know exactly what you’re
going to need to have on hand. First thing is a hooded towel. These are just lovely for a new baby because
they keep the head nice and warm and they just are so adorable. So I would definitely consider getting some
of these. Washcloths are great too. Obviously, you’re going to be doing baths
with your baby. This is a washcloth mitt. People really really like these. Here’s a basic washcloth. And when it comes to bathing your baby, you’re
going to want to use a very mild, gentle, liquid cleanser. And here are some very good examples. When your baby is first born, you are not
going to be plunging your baby into the bathtub. Obviously, you’re going to be doing a sponge
bath. So I want to show you guys, I’m going to bend
down and get this now. One thing that you’re going to want to need
to buy, this is obviously very girly, is one of these plastic tubs. And if you’re concerned about space, I actually
put mine under my crib because I don’t have room for it in my bathroom. And these are really great. You won’t be using this in the first few weeks
because it’s recommended when your baby’s first born that you just do a sponge bath. And I have a show going into the details of
that. But after a few weeks are over, you can just
start to use this. And these baths come with a little insert. So you can place your baby in this insert. You’re going to want to be very safe about
where you are and it’s a good way to bath your baby. And as time goes on, you can take out the
insert, you put a towel underneath, you can fill it with a little bit of water. So you’re going to want to get one of these
infant baths. Even though you won’t be using one in the
first few weeks. Okay so moving on, what should I do next? Okay, let me go on to the sort of grooming
portion. I love that word, its so fifties, grooming. These are some very nice little gentle hairbrushes. This is a very nice thing to use, even when
your baby doesn’t have a lot of hair. When he or she comes out of the bath, you
can just sort of, know you, style their hair. It’s really not a necessity, but it’s a nice
thing. You’re not going to be able to use an adult
hairbrush or an adult comb. Okay, nail clippers. I do have a show about cutting nails because
this is very intimating. And I’ve been very scared by it. I’m actually, part of me, is still scared
by it. But there are basically two main types of
nail clippers. This is a clipper, like this, this is what
I tend to use. And I’ve got a couple here. And you can also get a rounded nail scissor
for your baby. This to me is more scary because I worry about
the open ended nature of it, but it’s a very safe thing if you use it properly. So you’re going to want to have one these
on hand because you want to make sure that your baby’s nails don’t get too long so that
she or he doesn’t scratch herself. These are files. Files are good if the nail is sort of a little
bit choppy and you want to make it smoother. You might end up doing some of these things
on your baby when he or she is asleep. Okay, I went, I talked about the brushes,
I’m going to move on and talk about thermometers. You definitely want to have a thermometer
on hand. One of the best ideas is a rectal thermometer,
I know, and make sure you wash it. And you’re probably going to want to get a
digital one. They are very very precise. Here’s one that I’ve had for a long time. It’s worked great. This is a popular thermometer this one. Here is an ear thermometer, this is one is
more expensive but it is better for older kids. You’re going to have to buy these plastic
pieces that cover the thermometer. Really nice option. This is a very funny thing, the nasal aspirator. This is a really good thing because babies
tend to get a lot of mucus in their nose. So what you do with these, you take out the
air and you gently insert it into the tip of your baby’s nose and you let the hair come
back in and it sucks out all that yuckiness. So you’re going to have to have these and
these, of course, you have to wash well too. And another nice product, check with your
doctor about these to make sure he’s happy, but I use Little Noses sometimes when my babies
or my kids get really congested just to sort of loosen things up and you can use that in
conjunction with the nasal aspirator. So Q-Tips, baby Q-Tips, how adorable is this. Look at the way this is made- it’s made so
that you don’t go anywhere near the eardrums. And I would check with my doctor as well but
obviously with this you’re going to be very careful. You’re going to be just going outside the
outer folds of your baby’s ear. This is a really nice thing to have because
babies can get a lot of wax and other stuff in their ear. And finally, I have some lotions. I love lotions. I love lotions for me, I love them for my
baby. I think it’s great to give your baby a massage
after the bath. I think it’s a really special bonding time
and it’s such a special nice thing for you to do to massage your baby and get those muscles
sort of working. So let me put up a graphic and I’ll walk through
with quantities exactly how much of this stuff you’re going to want to have on hand for the
arrival of your new baby. **BABY’S BATH AND HEALTH ESSENTIALS**
• 2 Hooded Towels • 4 Soft Wash Cloths
• Baby Wash • Plastic Bath Tub
• Nail Clippers, Baby Files, Hair Brush • Baby Lotions So to wrap it up, I would get two hooded towels,
4 soft washcloths, baby wash, a plastic bathtub, a nail clipper, file, and a little cute hairbrush,
and some baby lotions. **BABY’S BATH AND HEALTH ESSENTIALS**
• Thermometer –Rectal is Best • Nasal Aspirator
• Saline Nose Drops • Baby Q-Tips Then in the health department, you’re definitely
going to need a thermometer (rectal one is best), a nasal aspirator, some saline nose
drops, and some baby Q-Tips. I hope that all this helps you in figuring
out what are the essentials for your little chicken and I wish you the best of luck.



Apr 4, 2013, 7:46 pm Reply

you do not need: a hooded towel, a baby tub, and many of the other "must need items." I simply bathed with my baby. It's quite safe in most cases and much easier.

craft and cook

May 5, 2013, 6:58 pm Reply

dont u think bathing with your baby just gets him dirtier cuz germs n all from your body gets mixed in the bath water… im just a clean freak i guess…

Khurshid Noohi Shaik

May 5, 2013, 7:45 pm Reply

Hey mom Is it true that johnson & johnson products are no longer safe?


Jul 7, 2013, 1:26 am Reply

I don't think I'm gonna get Johnsons&Johnsons essentials because I heard that it's not very safe anymore, I think the Aveeno is safer and better for babys' skin :):)

Z Seher

Sep 9, 2013, 5:36 am Reply

Do you have a video on reviews of any of these products? What is your favorite diaper brand btw? I always enjoy your vids ! 🙂


Sep 9, 2013, 12:53 am Reply

I always used Pampers, I had success with them not leaking… I don't have individual reviews on the products, other than a new brand Alaffia (Everyday Shea) which is all-natural and I think a great bet for babies! xo M


Nov 11, 2013, 11:06 pm Reply

great tips!

Rayleen Hudswell

Nov 11, 2013, 1:20 am Reply

Some johnson & johnson products are safe. It is the shampoo and head to toe wash you need to be careful with. Quaternium 15 is a chemical found not only in J&J but other baby products, nail polish etc. It is know to cause cancer. So just make sure it doesnt have this chemical in it.

Rayleen Hudswell

Nov 11, 2013, 1:21 am Reply

Some johnson & johnson products are safe. It is the shampoo and head to toe wash you need to be careful with. Quaternium 15 is a chemical found not only in J&J but other baby products, nail polish etc. It is know to cause cancer. So just make sure it doesnt have this chemical in it.

Rose I Conroy

Apr 4, 2014, 6:13 am Reply

Whoever said u shouldnt bathe with ur baby he will get germs is ridiculous. Ur baby bathed in ur blood in ur womb for 9 months and if u also shower alone without ur baby and keep extremely clean u wont be alot dirtier than ur baby. I bathe with my baby using a non slip mat and organic wash and i sit and hold him its very safe and easy just dont put his face under the water u usually wash their face seperately when they r young anyway.the tub is an option which is not best for everyone.

Viking Qveen

Jul 7, 2014, 4:44 am Reply

Your videos are so helpful! Thank you!


Aug 8, 2014, 9:16 pm Reply

Thank u very much for this video! I am due in November and trying to organize and prepare for my baby! This video was helpful

Gavin Lawson

Mar 3, 2015, 6:46 pm Reply

Babies and kids skin,are attached to the nail. Nail clippers are most likely to cause red, burning, swollen finger tips from accidentalally trimming the nail too short. The easiest nail clipping method is a cuticle nipper. Second to that is file, then clippers. Reason being, you don't have as much control over the tool with clippers. They are bulky, remove large portions and area of nail being removed can, at times, be undetectable to the eye. Cuticle nippers remove itsy bitsy peices.

Gavin Lawson

Mar 3, 2015, 6:49 pm Reply

I am certified cosmetologist, licensed in nails, skin and hair. I also have 30 years of child rearing exp.

Gavin Lawson

Mar 3, 2015, 6:53 pm Reply

Please try the cuticle nippers on yourself for some time to learn the basic handling and dangers. They are sharp, pointy and will draw blood if you hit the skin. Don't be careless! Baby will feel SAFE AND BETTER if used PROPERLY.

donna murphy

Jan 1, 2017, 12:05 am Reply

I love this video so informative thank you

Marcella aprilia The Violinist

Mar 3, 2017, 2:27 am Reply

i love your videos! short and practical. keep making videos awesome Mom 😊


Apr 4, 2017, 8:56 am Reply

ultra clean and clear is fragrance and dye free and about 10 bucks cheaper than dreft 🙂


Sep 9, 2017, 3:48 am Reply

I'm gonna be a new mom again after 9 yrs., I needed this. I probably wont have a baby shower, so this helps me Thank you!

Syed Jafrin

Dec 12, 2017, 8:23 am Reply

Can I use this lotion on baby face

Minisaf TV

Jan 1, 2018, 10:16 pm Reply

But the jhonson product are cause cancer

Tamanna Khan

Apr 4, 2018, 10:07 am Reply

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Jun 6, 2018, 5:03 am Reply

Perfect 👌

lam nguyen

Dec 12, 2018, 8:25 am Reply

Tip baby grooming

Somya Shukla

Dec 12, 2018, 11:38 am Reply

I am using Cetaphil products i bought it online from PharmacyOnNet at affordable price and these are best for my baby.

Geneva White

Apr 4, 2019, 10:27 am Reply

is my little baby Called Ashley

Gina Musso

Apr 4, 2019, 12:35 am Reply

A good free and clear laundry detergent like All or Seventh Generation is best for laundry since it has no dyes or perfumes that baby could be allergic to or cause skin reaction. Aveeno or Burts Bees are also safe on baby's delicate skin especially wee newborns. We love the smell of certain products but I'd rather smell just my little one.

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