Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Best Baby Product Ever

When we brought our eldest home from the hospital, we were like most new parents -- overwhelmed. I found there was so much to do, so many things to worry about:

"Why is she crying?"
"Will she ever stop crying?"
"Did she nurse long enough?"
"How many wet diapers should she be having?"
"Is she still breathing?"

But all of those concerns were nothing in comparisson to my greatest fear -- the thing I dreaded doing more more than anything -- giving our baby a bath.

I just couldn't figure out how to do it all by myself. I could draw the water. I could set her in the tub and even manage to do a fairly decent job washing -- but it was getting her out of the tub that was always a problem. How was I supposed to lift her out of the tub without soaking the front of my shirt, wrap her in one of those postage-stamp sized infant towels and get the little hood on her head? All while supporting her head, mind you, because she was a helpless newborn, after all.

Lucky for me, I stumbled upon one of these:

This is the Snowflakes Towel Cozy. Allow me just a moment to tell you why this is THE BEST baby product ever. This towel velcros around your neck, like a large cloth apron. It keeps you dry while you're bathing your child, a huge plus if your baby likes to splash. But the best part comes when you pull her out of the tub. You simply cuddle that baby to your chest and wrap the towel around her. Viola! It's made of thick terry cloth (much warmer and cozier than that thin cloth they use for traditional baby towels) and has the built-in hood.

We own two of these towels. I also buy them six at a time to keep on hand for baby gifts. It's a gift no one else gives and ends up being something really appreciated by new parents.

Because they've got concerns, and how to get their child out of the tub should not be one of them.

For more great tips, head on over to Shannon's place!


Mamacita said...

Very neat product - Thanks for the tip! :)

FrazzMom said...

I always had the same issues when my kids were little... I'll be bookmarking this product for future baby shower gifts. Thanks!

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Neat idea for a shower gift. We just used to wash our daughter up in the sink, then wrap her in a towel we'd previously set on the counter.

kcbryans04 said...

A friend of mine actually made me one of these as a shower gift and I love it! We have no place in our small bathroom to lay the baby to wrap him up and this works perfectly!

Anonymous said...

Second that!! Michelle gave me one as a baby gift, and now it's my standard go-to item for all new moms. I know when they appreciate it, too, because some have said that's now what they buy for all their friends. I bought myself one when my 2nd daughter was born, so I have two now! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Thanks, Michelle!

-Lori H

Kristen said...

I've never seen these before, but what a great idea! Not that I'm having any more babies....

Kendra said...

Oh my goodness that is an amazing product.

I wish I wasn't done having babies!
I'll just have to buy that as a baby gift for someone!

Great find.

Marie said...

Very cool. Baby bathing is definitely the worst.

ames said...

how COOL! I bet those really make awesome shower gifts.

mah-meeee said...

oh my!!!! that is my problem exactly! must go get one!

so far i've been just placing a huge towel on the baby bath foam on the floor adjacent to the tub. that way i take her out and immedidately lower her onto the towel. but this product is a much better idea! thanks!

The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino said...

Cute idea! Thanks!