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This week while at Save-A-Lot picking up groceries, we found some new bath supplies in the Health & Beauty section.
I spotted the Suave Kids first and immediately tossed them in the cart! I picked up Suave Free & Gentle Body Wash Kids, Suave Kids 2-in-1 Surf's Up 2 in 1 and Suave Kids Detangler. At $1.99 each, it was a great deal and I love being able to pick up everything I need in one stop! Groceries and bath supplies at Save-A-Lot is a win-win for Mom!
The Surf's Up Shampoo from Suave smells great! I may be using it for myself, too. What I really love about it is that it's hypoallergenic and tear-free! We always end up shampoo in the eyes and I don't want it to irritate them when it happens! With a 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, we're speeding up the process of washing hair. It's gentle for kids and eliminates tough tangles that can happen.
I grabbed the Suave Kids Free and Gentle Body Wash because it's hypoallergenic and dye-free, meaning it will not irritate my little one's skin. The gentle formula cleans without drying out the child's soft skin. We want that baby feel to stay as long as possible!
You may be wondering why I got the detangler when I have boys. Well, they wind up with everything in their hair from play dough to food and detangler helps us to be able to brush it out. Also, my hair is prone to knots and I don't mind a little detangler for myself.
At Save-A-Lot, I also found a few things for Mommy's time in the shower. For myself, I got Caress Daily Silk Body Wash and a 2 pack of Dove Bath Bar Soap. I love that I can pamper myself without spending an arm and a leg to do it! The Caress Body Wash feels silky smooth and makes me feel like I just spent a day at the spa (something we don't get to do often as Moms) and the Dove Bar Soap is gentle on my skin and doesn't dry it out. Dove Bar Soap is an essential at our house and being able to pick it up at Save-A-Lot for such a great price makes it even better.
Bath Safety with Kids
1. Never Leave Kids Alone
The most important rule of bath safety has to be to never leave a child under 6 alone in the bathtub. You may only be gone a few seconds, but that's all it takes. We see it on the news all the time. It only takes a couple of inches of water for young children to drown.
If you think you'll need it during bath time, take it in there with you. If you don't have it with you, it will have to wait or you'll need to take the child out of the tub.
2. Watch for Falls
When you're dealing with kids and water, it's bound to get slippery. Some easy things can be done to help prevent slips and falls that lead to injuries.
Install a faucet cover over your bathtub faucet to prevent any boo-boos from a collision. We have a frog one, but they come in just about any shape or character you'd like these days. Something else you can add to the tub is a non-slip mat or bath decals. Again, they're fun, cute and functional. For outside of the tub, place a non-slip bathroom rug to step on as you're getting out. Our boys are always climbing in and out on their own now and that mat helps them from losing their balance and busting their bottom.
3. Avoid Burns
To prevent accidental burns or scalding, set your hot-water thermostat between 100-125°F. We use an Anti-scald device to make sure that the water will not exceed a certain level.
When filling the tub, run the cold water first, then mix in the warmer water. This will help reduce the risk of scalds or burns. Remember that babies and preschoolers like a cooler bath than we do as adults. Grab a cute kid bath thermometer and check that the water is between 90 and 100°F.
Another good rule of thumb is to teach the kids not to play with the knobs. At a young age, they may not really be able to move them, but teaching them early will prevent problems later.
4. Keep it Closed
It may seem like a no-brainer, but just keep the bathroom doors closed at all times. There are many different safety covers for doorknobs to prevent kids from entering without you knowing.
This is one of the easiest ways to keep your kids safe in the bathroom. We keep so many things in the bathroom that can be dangerous to our kids and I'm not just talking about water in the tub. When you're purchasing doorknob covers, also get safety locks to keep your under-the-sink cabinets locked. Even though you may be in the bathroom with them, kids are quick, they may get into the cabinet before you even realize what they've done.
5. Clean Bath Toys
What kid doesn't like playing with toys while in the tub? You'll want to make sure those toys stay clean!