I still remember when I brought my firstborn daughter home from the hospital.  The first bath without the help of the nurse (or my mom!) present was a little (okay A LOT) nerve-racking.
Was the water too hot? Too cold?
Was there too much water?

Was I holding her correctly?
Am I using the right bath products?

Along the years, now as a mom of two, you can say I’ve went through millions of bath times and a whole lot of trial and error when it came to their skincare.
My daughter had more sensitive skin and as she got older developed eczema.
This was hereditary as my husband also has sensitive skin.
For little ones, you need to be a little extra cautious because they already have fragile skin to begin with.

One brand that has been consistently amazing for husband has been Cetaphil.
I was pleased to learn that Canada’s number one brand of sensitive skin care cleansers now has come out with the new Cetaphil Baby, dermatologist tested and pediatrician recommended for babies’ delicate skin.


Cetaphil Baby Wash & Shampoo ($9.99), Ultra Moisturizing Wash ($9.99), Daily Lotion ($14.99) and Moisturizing Oil ($14.99) are now available nationally.

Well-known parenting educator and former registered nurse, Kelly Bourne, was among the first in Canada to try the Cetaphil Baby line.  Kelly is a wealth of information and is a great resource for Canadian parents. July is known as the month with the highest number of babies born in Canada*.  To help parents prepare for their new arrivals, Kelly offers tips on how to bathe newborns correctly and safely. 

Kelly Bourne’s Baby Bath Time Tips

Sponge bathe your newborn – Delay tub baths until his umbilical cord detaches. Soaking or excess moisture can promote bacteria growth. Instead, sponge bathe your baby. 

Bath water temperature – The bath water should be 37 degrees Celsius. To be certain, use a bath thermometer. Eventually you’ll learn to gauge the water temperature with a quick test on the inside of your wrist to ensure it’s not too hot.

Cradle Cap – Babies often develop cradle cap. It’s a harmless condition and will eventually go away on its own. If it bothers you, using a natural oil followed by a gentle cleanse of your baby’s scalp helps to remove the scales.

Be prepared – A wet, slippery, wiggly infant is hard to hold onto. To keep your baby safe, lay out all essential bath items within reach ahead of time. 

Use baby wash – It’s a misconception that you don’t need a cleanser while bathing your baby. There are many oil based irritants that can end up on your baby’s skin. Water alone may not remove them and using a washcloth with no cleanser can be harsh on the skin. Cetaphil Baby Ultra Moisturizing Wash contains 1/3 baby lotion and lets you cleanse delicate skin gently.

Keep baby warm – Place washcloths on your baby’s chest and arms as you pour water over her body. This provides a little more insulation and warmth during bath time.

Bathe every few days –It’s a popular misconception that babies need a bath every day. Bathing too frequently may dry the skin. Every few days is ideal. In between baths, cleanse with a sponge to keep baby fresh. After bathing, use Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion to help moisturize and protect the skin.

Proper form – There is a technique to move your baby in and out of the tub. One may be tempted to cradle the baby.  It’s better to support her head and bottom with your hands rather than using a cradling position.

Bonding with Dad – Dads today are more involved with their children than ever. Bath time gives Dad a great opportunity to share in the bonding experience with baby.

I don’t know about you but there is something extremely intoxicating about the smell of a freshly-washed baby. 🙂   

Searching for Canada’s Cetaphil Baby

homepage-spotlight-en-2Cetaphil Baby celebrates bath time by inviting Canadians to share their baby bath time photos on Instagram with the hash tag, #CetaphiBabyBathtime during the month of June.

To be considered for this prestigious title, all you have to do is share their cute baby bath time photos with the hashtag #CetaphilBabyBathtime.

There will be four weekly winners and one grand prize ($1,000 value) winner who will become Canada’s Cetaphil Baby! He or she will receive a personalized family photo shoot, fantastic baby gear and one year’s supply ofCetaphil Baby products. The winner will also be featured online. More information is available at



Enter to win 1 of 2 #CetaphilBabyBathtime Prize Packs including the entire new line of Cetaphil Baby Products {ARV $50/each prize pack}.

To enter, leave me a comment below telling me about your favourite bath time moment/memory (and don’t forget to share a pic with #CetaphilBabyBathtime on Instagram to be entered to win and have your little one be the new Cetaphil Baby!)

Open to Canadian Residents (excl. QC).  Ends June 20, 2016.

#CetaphilBabyBathtime Giveaway

*Data drawn from Statistics Canada

51 Comments on Baby Skincare Bathing Tips + #CetaphilBabyBathtime Giveaway

  1. I love bath time in our home. Both of my boys really enjoy them and my husband always lends a helping hand. Thank you for an incredible prize pack!

  2. For each of my children, my favorite bath memory has to be the moment the relax in the water and just lay on me with the warm water surrounding their bodies.

  3. I remember being so scared the first time that I bath my son. I was so scared but, once I was able to make bath time fun for him it was good.

  4. My fave baby bath time memory is the huge smile my baby had while floating on her back and looking up into my eyes. SHe loved the warm water. #CetaphilBabyBathtime

  5. My favorite bathtime is when I graduated my oldest to the duck bathtub that quacks. He had so many laughs over that!

  6. I miss my boys just being able to sit on my lap, I miss strolling them down the street, I enjoy them when their really small and they grow up so fast, sometimes I wish they could stay younger for longer 🙂 thanks for the chance to win

  7. I used to love bathing my girls in the bath sling in the baby tub. It had a little sprinkler on it that my babes just loved.

  8. my favorite bath time memory is when they would use their bath toys and notice they would squit water they would giggle

  9. My favourite bath time memory with my little guy was all the splashing we would do together. Whenever he got me wet, he would laugh like a mad man!

  10. Bath time was fun and time to spend with the little one. The enjoyment of the splashing and laughing.

  11. I remember JJ first bath where he didn’t hate it. It was so cute. He smiled and laughed every time he splashed water.

  12. We were videotaping my oldest son (now 16) in the tub when he first started sitting up on his own when all of a sudden a poop goes floating by. We still bring up that video when we want to embarrass him!

  13. my favorite bath time moment with my little one was hearing both my daughters giggle for the first time in the bath and see them splashing away! They have always loved bath time and my oldest never wants to get out

  14. My favourite bath time memory with my children was how much they liked to play with all their bath toys. They would have stayed in the water for hours and been quite happy.

  15. Favourite bath memory was bathing my nephew when he first discovered bath toys. Let’s just say there was just as much water out of the tub as in!

  16. I always enjoyed the splashing and laughing , my lil ones always loved the bath , it was a fun moment !

  17. I remember when my niece did not like her baths! She would scream and cry, of course now that she’s older she loves them

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