Can’t I give my kids a bath with an adult foam bath?
It’s best not to as children’s skin is different from adults’ skin. The most important difference being that the callus layer is not thick enough yet. As a result, children’s skin will react more sensitively to external irritants. That’s why we made all our care products especially mild. Many foam baths for adults are more heavily perfumed and dosed more strongly assuming a larger tub volume.
Which age group are dirty birdy products suitable for?
Our DIRTY BIRDIE bath additives are suitable for children from kindergarten age, i.e. for children from the age of 3. Our family foam bath with apricot scent alone is already suitable for children from the age of 1.
Are natural cosmetics really necessary?
This is entirely up to you as parents. We believe that children’s skin should not be exposed to unnecessary irritants. If your child already has a skin disorder, then it goes without saying that when using natural cosmetics you should check their tolerability and in case of doubt, ask your pediatrician to be sure. Oh, and by the way, natural cosmetics do tend to cost more. But there are a lot of good things in there as the process of selecting the raw ingredients is subject to very strict criteria.
To keep the bathing experience fun, DIRTY BIRDIE has many amazing bathing products with incredible fragrances and vibrant colors: Raspberry, strawberry, lavender, orange, thyme etc. This is reason enough to enthusiastically hop in the tub. Having the right bathing accessories can also be helpful.
Who should not use the products?
Children should avoid our baths if they have a known hypersensitivity to one of the ingredients in the baths. Children with large skin injuries, acute skin diseases, serious feverish and infectious illnesses, a weak heart muscle and high blood pressure also should avoid baths at all.
Let your child take his or her toys along in the bath tub. Little boats, shapes for scooping up water, a small watering can or a doll (ideally a plastic one) are ideal.
Our foam baths and 3in1 shower gels with generous piles of foam are also perfect for play: blowing foam, making fun foam figures, caves not to mention foamy facial and head decorations.
The DIRTY BIRDIE bubble bags will start bubbling as soon as the tablet dissolves and your children’s eyes will light up.
Water guns and water sprayers are especially popular in the bath tub. But be careful: The water isn’t likely to stay in the bath tub.
In many bathrooms, washing hair is a struggle. In many cases, the little dirty birdies are afraid that the water will run in their face or that the shampoo will burn their eyes. In this case, it helps if you console your child with their fears by talking to them calmly.
You could let them test the water temperature before rinsing or let them hold the shower head themselves. This let’s your child feel more in control about what’s happening. Sometimes it helps to give your child a dry wash cloth that they can hold in front of their face while rinsing. This makes sure no water can run into their eyes. Alternatively, swim goggles can also offer relief.
In general, it is important to use a special children’s shampoo like our 3in1 shower gels. With their mild recipe, the shampoos won’t burn your child’s eyes and their hair can be easily combed afterwards. Make sure to keep things fun even while washing their hair. You might want to give your child a small mirror while you lather their hair and make funny foam hair styles.
Washing hair without tears
How long and how often may children have a bath?
10 to 20 minutes are fine with no more than three to four baths a week.
Washing is fun
Some DIRTY BIRDIES are water rats, but others aren’t too fond of taking a bath. Here, you’ll learn how you can get your child in the water without any stress.
Und nach dem Baden?
Wie bei einem Erwachsenenbad auch ist es für Kinder wichtig, sich nach dem Baden auszuruhen, da der Kreislauf durch das warme Wasser beansprucht wurde und einige Zeit braucht, um sich wieder zu erholen. Nutzen Sie diese Ruhezeit, um die noch feuchte Haut einzuölen bzw. einzucremen.
How hot may the water be?
As children are still very sensitive to temperature, you should not use excessively hot water for bathing. Warm water between 36 – 38 °C is a pleasant temperature for taking a bath.
Das liegt natürlich ganz in Ihrem Ermessen als Eltern. Wir glauben, dass Kinderhaut keinen unnötigen Reizen ausgesetzt werden sollte. Hat Ihr Kind bereits eine Hautstörung, sollten Sie natürlich auch bei Naturkosmetik besonders auf die Verträglichkeit achten und im Zweifelsfall lieber Ihren Kinderarzt befragen. Und ja, Naturkosmetik ist etwas teurer. Aber dafür steckt auch viel Gutes darin, denn die Rohstoffauswahl unterliegt sehr strengen Kriterien.
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