Grooming Your Child
While they might not be able to style their hair or get manicures, seeing you take care of them teaches your child the importance of being clean and looking good. Its essential to start teaching your children proper grooming early.
Here are some tips to make grooming your children even easier:
- Gather all the essentials for bathtime and keep them together
- Soap/Bath gel/Bubble Bath
- Wash Cloth
- Make sure water temperature is comfortable for child. Never leave water running while child is in the tub.
- Use soaps etc. sparingly as they can dry out children’s skin. Also, try to make playtime at the beginning of the bath so that your child isn’t sitting in soapy water for long periods of time.
*Never EVER leave your child unattended in the bathtub – remember a child can drown in less than an inch of water
- Your child needs to be moisturized just like you do. Be sure to apply lotion to your children often.
- In addition to baths and moisturizing, be sure to clean your child’s ears and nose gently with cotton swabs.
- Use fun toothbrushes to encourage good dental hygiene. Try brushing your teeth as your child brushes theirs, this makes for lots of fun.
- To prevent tangles in your child’s hair, use a detangler after shampooing. Also, be sure to brush your child’s hair every day, leaving it up to them will leave you with a matted mess! Try letting your child see you get haircuts, he’ll see that there is nothing to be afraid of.
- One of the most nerve-racking tasks is cutting nails. For infants, so moms find it easy to peel little fingernails down. Use safety scissors or safety nail clippers to trim your child’s fingernails and toenails. While time consuming, it is very important as nails pick up dirt and grime daily and can easily transmit germs to children.
Remember, when your child sees the time and care you give their appearance, they’ll be sure to do the same as they get older.