Baby bath time - enjoying a splash with your little one

While that first bath with your tiny newborn may seem a little tricky at first, bath time can become a great way to bond with your baby.

Enjoying a splash with your little one can be as much fun for you as it is for baby.

Why not try a few of these games and activities on your little water baby and see which ones makes him or her smile the most.

Babies 0-6 months

1. Sing simple songs to baby as you bath them – like "this is the way to wash your face."

2. Turn empty bottles into submarines, boats and even rocket ships.

4. Play Eskimo bubbles. Dab a few bubbles on baby's nose and gently pop them with your own!

Babies 6-15 months

1. Use plastic containers and anything else that makes a bit of noise for a fun music-making session.

2. Blow bubbles – simply drop a little shampoo on your hands, form a ring with thumbs and forefingers – and blow giant bubbles!

3. Swimming lessons. With one hand underneath them, gently swish baby up and down the bath – let's see those legs kicking!

4. Bubble beard – give yourself a beard made out of bubbles, and see the chuckles you'll get.

Babies 15 months plus

1. Encourage your little one to learn how to say – nose, arm, hand by putting bubbles on each part, – you can repeat as you dry afterwards too.

2. Bubble spelling – spell out letters in bubbles on baby's tummy – they'll love it, and they'll start learning too.

3. Spike up their hair with shampoo, and show them the results in the mirror – what a hoot!

4. Kick start – pop a little ball in the bath with them, and encourage play with it.

Important: Never leave your baby alone in the bath, not even for a second. Babies can drown in very little water. They can also be at risk of scalds. If you need to leave, bring your baby with you. Never let an older child supervise your baby at bath time. Adult supervision is necessary for your baby at all times. Always empty the bathwater when you are done.

Now is the time to stock up on baby bath time must-haves at the Dunnes Stores summer Baby Event which is running from 16th May to 19th June. You can save on Aveeno, Johnson’s and Child’s Farm bathtime ranges to create a simple wash routine for baby, for less

  • Selected Johnson’s Core 300ml – 500ml Range HALF PRICE WAS €2.99 to €4.99 NOW €1.49 to €2.49
  • Selected Johnson’s Bedtime 300ml – 500ml Range HALF PRICE WAS €3.99 to €4.99 NOW €1.99 to €2.49
  • Child’s Farm 250ml Bathing Range SAVE 25% WAS €4.99 to €5.29 NOW €3.74 to €3.95
  • Aveeno Baby / Kids 150ml – 400ml Range SAVE 33%  WAS €6.99 – €7.99 NOW €4.68 – €5.35


And when the bath is over, you can snuggle them to bed in one of the gorgeous cotton sleepsuits available at Dunnes Stores, with a three pack on offer for just €12, with three adorable designs to choose from.

There are lots of great offers at the Dunnes Stores summer Baby Event – check out the full details here, offers run from Tuesday 16th May – Monday 19th June 2023.

And you can still avail of their great €10 for €50 offer – get a €10 voucher when you spend €50 to be used against your next grocery shop when you spend €50.

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Discover better value and fantastic savings all under one roof at the summer baby event which runs from 16th May to 19th June 2023

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