Choose dried, fragrant organic herbs from your garden or local herb store. Some mild baby-friendly herbs include chamomile, lemon balm, calendula, rose petals, lavender, spearmint and peppermint. You can add a bit of oatmeal to soften the water and your skin if you like.
Mix the herbs together in a bowl, the oatmeal if using, and then scoop about two tablespoons of the mixture into the bag or sock. Tie a knot in the sock or bag - unless you would like the herbs floating in the bath (which is pretty to look at, but kind of annoying to clean). Tuck the extra herbs into a container to use next time.
Run a warm, but not hot bath, and soak the bag of herbs in the water. Squeeze a few times to release the fragrance. Get in the bath and relax with your baby. Take extra care if you use the oatmeal - it makes the bath and the baby a tad slippery!
Enjoy your bath together...
This sounds lovely and relaxing. And that tip about cleaning is top-notch. I can picture myself now, trying to round up oat flakes and wee lavender buds from the bottom of my tub. Not very appealing!ReplyDelete