This is most definitely how to bathe a baby.

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Did you ever stop to think about how to bathe a baby? I kind of always thought I did, but when it came time to actually bathe one of my own, things were so strange and foreign to me- and to my husband. We fumbled around…and the kids hated baths for a long time. Tracking Pixel

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Knowing how to bathe a baby- and how to feed a baby- are a whole lot easier to learn with the internet around and videos!  I am not too shy to ask for help and guidance from other parents- there’s no one manual that has the perfect instruction for babies!  This is a partnered parenting post.  Opinions are my own. new baby

Oh, how I miss the newborn days.  Except for baths.  Well, I loved bathing my kids. I just hated hearing them scream.  Until each of them was about 3-4 months, they screamed nonstop through every bath. Jenni just shared the link to this video on YouTube with me, and I’m understanding that I was doing it wrong.  I apparently had no idea how to bathe a baby. Maybe I can have one more baby, and then I can do it right?

I’m very curious to hear what your reactions are to this- and how you felt watching.  I think it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen.  Amazing.

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I didn’t know how to bathe a baby, but I know how to FEED a baby. I knew to go with a trust brand that has been around for a long time, and knows babies and toddlers- like Gerber.  Gerber is launching 10 new Gerber® 3rd Foods® Lil Bits™ Recipes specially made to help crawlers learn to chew and mash. Gerber® 3rd Foods® Lil Bits™ Recipes  were created to help teach babies how to chew by adding the right sized, soft pieces of fruit or veggies to each variety. This was something we really looked for when feeding our kids- foods that we could offer them as they were learning to eat “real” foods that were a step between the baby porridges with purees and regular table foods that we ate.  There was always a time we were too nervous to give the kids the same stuff we were eating but they were past the new eater stages… and Gerber offered the “in between” stage foods for us to offer our littles that we could trust were soft enough for them to mash and not choke on, but still practice chewing.

* Gerber’s 3rd Foods® Lil Bits™ Recipes  come in 7 fruits and 3 veggies. Fruits are: Apple Blueberry, Orchard Fruit Medley, Apple Banana, Banana Apple Strawberry, Pear Apple Berry, Island Fruit Blend and Banana Apple Mango. Veggies are: Mixed Carrots, Corn & Butternut Squash, Butternut Squash & Potato, Sweet Potato Apple Carrots & Cinnamon. A line of baby foods that offer a little more texture while the babies are learning to chew that parents can rely on.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gerber 3rd Foods® Lil’ Bits® Recipes.

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  • I LOVE this video. I watch again every time someone posts it because it’s so relaxing. I also think it’s funny how many people say they’re freaked out or nervous about it. There’s so much knowledge we’ve lost in this day and age. It’s kinda sad really. Brand new babies automatically hold their breath when they are submerged. I guess people forget they lived in water for 9 months?lol. It’s not scary to them if they’re warm, fed and bathed by someone who isn’t freaking out. Love it.

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  • That baby looked like it was enjoying that very much.I really enjoyed watching the video.Thanks

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  • I just love this. I have a new nephew, he is now 4 months old. I still love to smell him after his bath!

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  • nothing like how i bathed my children.. i can see how this might be more comforting?? good post!

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  • So neat! I’ll have to remember this for our next baby!

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  • Very similar to my experiences with my daughters – now 15 and 26 – i miss those days

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  • Beautiful! I think the baby feels like they are still in the womb and that is why they are so calm.

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  • The first time i bathed my baby i was terrified my husband stayed with me the whole time, it took awhile for me to calm down and bathe the baby myself.

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  • Hmmm. No doubt that the baby was in no distress, but let me point out that the baby was probably only a week old as evidenced by the belly button. Perhaps this is just a memory response? Was the baby bathed this way everyday or every other day? The baby was still in the hospital or recently released as it still had on the id tag.
    I’m not sure about putting the baby’s head nearly underwater.
    I didn’t see any real cleaning though, just soaking, though I cannot imagine that an infant gets all that dirty.
    I will admit though that it intrigued me very much and I would give that a try if I had the opportunity to bath an infant. Maybe my grandkids when/if I ever have any.

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  • This video is so amazing and relaxing. I don’t have children yet, but hope to soon. I hope I would be able to bathe my baby like that, but something tells me that it won’t be that easy for me. I loved how the baby really seemed to be enjoying it. Thank you for sharing this video!

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  • Oh wow…I’ve never bathed a baby…don’t have children. I struggle with bathing my little 9lb dog. :-)

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  • thanks. i will be sure to tell my sister to watch it as well. she just had a baby.

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  • loved it, just kinda scary with all the water.

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  • To be honest, this video kinda freaked me out. I was worried the baby would get hurt! Also, why put their ears under the water? Is no one else a little unnerved by this?

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    • No, you aren’t alone. I was a bit uncomfortable at times watching too. The process of it is amazing- I’d not be able to go as “much” as she did, but I’d love to try it. With my own baby of course.

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  • What a nice serene moment, I can say I never bathed my children like that, for one thing I would of been afraid of getting water in their ears. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Did you see how the baby just seem to just beautifully swish the arm into the water. Really nice.

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  • OMGosh I LOVE this, so so beautiful!

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  • Wow that video left me feeling very nervous! But the infant looked entirely blissful, so I’m conflicted.

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  • Watched a tiny bit, and had to stop. The baby looks similar to what my late daughter looked like as a newborn.

    *Olivia Grace*

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    • Oh, Wendy. Much love and many hugs to you .

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  • Yep, I’m done taking showers. I want to find someone to give me a bath and massage me afterwards! This was so relaxing! That baby looks so peaceful! I used to just take a bath with my kids until they got to the place where they could sit up. They’d just lay there in the bathtub and float while I washed them. =)

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  • I wish that I had seen this when I had my babies

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  • Can I get someone to bathe ME like this???

    Seriously, everyone should watch that after a stressful day and just breatheeeeeeee….

    If this video doesn’t give someone baby pangs, then nothing will!!! Makes my empty womb ache! lol

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  • I saw this yesterday and LOVE it. Seriously, I almost fell asleep myself during it! <3

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