Would you believe that this sweet little face screamed during baths?
Maybe I had the water too chilly, or maybe she was feeding off of my intense fear of bathing a newborn (those darn things are SLIPPERY!), but all I knew is that something had to change. Baths are one of my very favorite things, and I was determined to make bathtime a more pleasant experience for both of us.
Enter: the $7 bathtime trick.
This Summer Infant bath sponge is seven blissful bucks, and I'd pay double that. Or triple. You can get it here on Amazon. I think any new mom who opened this at a baby shower would be somewhat excited, but then they would be absolutely praising you once they put it to use!
It keeps the baby safe -- no risk of them slipping out of your hands and bumping their heads on the side of the sink (yes, this happened to me, and I felt horrible). It absorbs the warm water, keeping the baby from getting chilly. You can use it in your sink, in your baby tub, or right in the big tub. It's also mildew-resistant.
I mean, here is a baby that clearly adores the sponge:
Well, maybe her face doesn't totally reflect the way she feels.
But her mom was shooting a photo of her during her bath, can you blame her?!
Honestly, though, get this thing. For seven bucks, you really can't go wrong. It has singlehandedly changed our nightly bathtime routine!