Hello all, hope you are having a great week. I made up some homemade baby bath wash this morning from Wendyl Nissen's recipe.
I already had the glycerol (it's the same as glycerin) from when I used it to make some homemade bubble mixture and I had the rose water from making Wendyl's pillowspray but you can get both from the chemist. I bought the rose soap from the Trade Aid shop (you use about half the bar to make the recipe). The recipe makes nearly 500mls of bath wash so I worked out that it cost approx $5.50 for 500 mls which is actually a similar price to the Johnsons and Johnsons baby bath wash but a lot cheaper than the other brands, especially the eco-friendly brands.
edit: Whoops just realised that Johnsons bath wash is around $5.50 for only 200 mls so this recipe works out alot cheaper!
I wanted to test it out this morning so it was a good way to give my 2 year old something to do while her sister/playmate was at pre-school. I ran the bath and put in some paddling pool toys and plastic jugs and she had a great old time having the bath all to herself and filling up the jug again, and again, and again.....I think she was a bit confused that she was having a bath in the morning though! The bath wash was lovely- it smelt beautiful and soaped up nicely. It was quite runny so I'll possibly use more of it than I would using the supermarket brands but it's nice to know its a chemical free bath wash and it's great to be able to make it myself!
Putting the paddling pool toys in gave me an idea too- I remembered doing a simple science experiment back in my teaching days about floating and sinking. So I collected up a whole lot of little things made from metal, wood, plastic and a few other things and tonight Amelie can decide whether she thinks each item will float or sink and they can test them in the bath. Will keep them busy for a while if nothing else! (Another fun thing to do is try and make a boat out of plasticine or tin-foil - they could see how many marbles their boat can hold before it sinks.)
Well, two kids are asleep at the moment so I"m going to read a mag in the sun before one of them wakes up-have probably just jinxed myself by writing this though!
Had to share Jack's first smiley photo, taken yesterday 6 weeks old :)