Bathtime with the Boys
We do bath time every night. If it wasn’t a particularly active day, we’ll skip washing their hair because they don’t really need it, but there is still a bath regardless!
Luke struggles in the evenings but he comes alive in the bath. David has loved it for a very long time, even before he could sit up well.
The two of them together in the bath is just the cutest thing. They don’t play together yet, but they are both so perfectly happy and content to play with their own toys and watch the water pour out from the cups. Luke, when he’s feeling particularly joyful, will splash like nobody’s business. I mean, he knows how to cup his hands just right to create a tidal wave effect and launch water directly into the bath givers’ face.
David is much more focused on pouring one cup of water into another, all while transferring a plastic golf ball with each pour.
David’s skin is very dry, very sensitive and rather rash prone (just like his mother), and Luke’s skin hasn’t had a blemish or issue since birth! Same parents, totally different skin types. I always tend to buy nourishing and moisturizing baby wash and lotion specifically for David’s skin, and I know it will work fine on Luke’s as well.
We’ve been using the Aveeno Lightly Scented Wash & Baby Shampoo for awhile and recently added the Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream into the nightly routine. Poor David was scratching his legs the other day because they had gotten so dry! I know it felt good when I slathered this cream all over him! Its fragrance-free, and the active natural oatmeal in the cream helps soothe any rashy or irritated areas of his skin.
This series of photos cracks me up. One with David laughing, one with Luke laughing, and finally one with both of them laughing together.
So after bath, we put David in his robe, which he adores, and he runs up and down the halls with pure delight. My mom bought this robe for him to wear around the pool, but we’ve been using it after bath for some time now. He looks so grown up in it, it kills me.
When I’m flying solo, if Justin is working or tied up, both boys get “diapered and lotioned” in Luke’s room. If Justin’s here, we’ll split the duties and take each boy to their respective rooms for getting into their pj’s. The biggest draw, other than the soothing benefits of this baby cream, is that it’s fragrance-free. So, no strong odor for sensitive noses.
Honestly? My boys are enormous. I have such solid men on my hands.
I’m sure Luke is thinking, “I got the lotion David, muah ha ha ha!!”
If you live in a dry climate, or are embarking on chilly winter days ahead, give the Aveeno Soothing Relief Moisture Cream a try! All products available at Walmart.
I captured this sweet moment when I was getting a shot of the cream for this post and it’s my new favorite.
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