Bath Time Routine – A New Product Line?
Bath time and bed time just go together.
I saw a promotion by Johnson for a bedtime product line and it immediately brought to mind how this could be applied for many of you who create children's products.
The main idea of the routine would apply when using almost any product – the points in the bedtime routine would make bedtime more enjoyable and hopefully more successful, and using the same product each time would create an association with it to the bedtime routine.
A positive thing all around.
If you are using essential oils, you need to be very careful to research into what to use and at what percentage.
Lavender is the oil universally accepted for children starting at toddler, used minimally.
An unscented product for babies may be better, or a product with a natural scent from the ingredients used such as cocoa butter.
Keeping in mind also that this product line would be used every day, with more than one component (soap, massage lotion etc) less is better.
Bedtime is about winding down and subtleties anyway.
THE REAL STRENGTH IS THE TOGETHER TIME, THE ROUTINE AND THE CONSIST USE OF THE SAME PRODUCT
The real strength in the bath time routine is the time spent together and the relaxation component of the activity – bath and massage and then some quiet time together with a story etc – I'd fall asleep too!
You can see at a glance the benefits of the routine and how a kit could be created.
You can see the details here
BTW, I do not recommend an "in tub" product due to risk of urinary tract infection, we dealt with that when we overdid bath bombs. Possibly something gentler could be made without the citric acid and very little oil to reduce the slip factor.
Maybe a bath powder including goat milk powder, baking soda and a salt with some herbs very lightly scented and well dispersed.
A nice gentle soap can go a long way, and it could be safely scented to match the massage lotion or oil.
A massage oil would have the best potential to producing a purely natural product with no need for preservatives etc.
Of course safety would need to be stressed and direction that the oil be used in very small amounts so that there is no risk of "slippage"!
Research your options carefully, include a bedtime routine pamphlet, maybe even a safe bedtime toy, this would make a great gift basket or kit idea, and you will also be doing your part to encouraging an enjoyable bedtime routine for moms, dads and kids out there.
BEDTIME IS SOME OF THE BEST QUALITY TIME OF THE DAY
Bedtime was my best quality time of the day with my kids when they were younger.
You could even give the Johnson link on your website for information, they do a great presentation, offering your alternative natural baby product. And I'm sure they wouldn't mind the exposure.
If you're a mom, you can easily take this concept and apply it with any natural product, just be consistent in using the same product, being sure it is gentle and that there are no allergy or sensitivity issues of course.
If you create natural children's products and have a kit to make bedtime more enjoyable and effective, go ahead and put your link in the comments below.
If you have any input on creative ideas to do something like this, we'd love to hear them!
If you have problems sleeping, create your own bath time routine including some sleepy time tea and a good book to read when you get in bed.
BTW, if you are looking for quality time activities to do with your kids, our Lisa Marie has put together a monthly eGuide called Make It Fun! Quality Time Ideas for Kids.
Lisa is ECE certified and has three little boys of her own. She has formal education and hands on experience, and it shows.
Never wonder again what to do with your kids. Your time is now. Enjoy it!