“How do I use it?” Tie The MamaTaco Towel TM loosely around your neck before the bath, keep it on during the bath and cuddle with your baby in it, after the bath. Please, remember to keep your hands on your baby and never to leave your baby unattended.
Bathtime Tip: Prepare your bath station before filling your tub with water. Don’t forget baby’s body wash and/or shampoo, cotton balls for their eyes, a little cup to help pour water over the baby’s body, and last but not least , the adorable The Mama Taco Towel TM accessories, LettuceWash Your Fingers and Tomatoes Washcloth and Sponge Set TM. (you may need a regular washcloth for the younger babies). Also place a dry towel or a blanket, on a safe and appropriate diaper changing surface for after the bath, as well as a clean diaper, a water soluble diaper ointment, and a clean outfit. Slowly fill your baby’s tub with water, about half way. If your tub comes with a seat, make sure there is enough water over the surface of the seat but not too high above the level of where the baby’s chest will be. If it doesn’t come with a seat, it helps to place a hand towel on the bottom of the tub to prevent baby from slipping. "Water at the right temperature should feel pleasantly warm on the inside of your wrist, or for a more accurate reading, use a “child safe” water thermometer. The water temperature will usually be between 90°F/32.2C and 100°F/37.7C. The room should also be a comfortable temperature (around 75°F/23.8C). Baby's first bath is a good time to be sure that your hot water heater is set no higher than 120° Fahrenheit/48.8 C (if you haven't already)."
“Bathtime”… Dress your baby down to an unfastened diaper and wrap him/her on the already on, The Mama Taco Towel TM. When you are ready to bathe your baby, remember to slide that diaper off of him/her and slowly lower the baby towards the tub water. Gently place him/her down in the tub. Notice how easy it is to keep both hands on him/her since you don't have to keep wondering whether you have a towel near, or if you even remembered to get one, making the bathtime experience more enjoyable for both Mom and baby. Before using body wash or shampoo, moisten a few cotton balls with warm and clean water, clean the baby’s eyes and face with those. You should use a clean cotton ball for each eye wiping from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner and only do this once. If you need to repeat it, use a different cotton ball. Use another cotton ball for cleaning the baby’s face. Use your Lettuce washcloth for the body and the tomato sponge for the baby head. (if the washcloth is too big for the new baby, use a regular washcloth - the tomatoes seeds on the tomato sponge, make a nice little scrubber for the baby’s scalp). Wash the baby’s body first and the head last since the head will be out of the water longer. Babies tend to loose heat very quickly through their tiny heads. When pouring water over the baby’s head, do it slowly to prevent water from running into his/her eyes. But if that happens, don’t panic, simply reach down into your “already on” Mama Taco towel, and gently pat dry the baby’s face. (you can use clean and dry cotton balls too). When it's time to take your baby out of the water, please remember to hold your baby just like you would with a regular towel. The Mama Taco Towel TM is not a carrier and it does not replace your hands. For newborns and infants, face your baby towards your chest, for older babies and toddlers, you may turn them away from you. (optional)
“Mama’s Lil Taco” time…“Your love and your baby make the mostwonderful filling!” Slowly remove your baby from the tub and bring his/her body close to yours. Wrap the towel around him/her using one hand at a time, just like you would with any towel. Find a steady place to sit or stand near a safe and appropriate diaper changing surface. Hugging your little one, gently press the towel all over the baby’s body. Avoid rubbing the towel on the baby’s skin and avoid rushing this drying time. The Mama Taco Towel TM is made with a specialty fabric and it needs a little extra time to absorb all of the water without harsh motions on the baby’s new and sensitive skin. This will help the baby relax as well as allow extra bonding time between Mom and baby. Allow 5 to 10 minutes, depending on baby’s size, before unwrapping him/her. Holding your baby a longer time is OK, if desired. Remember this product was designed with safety, comfort, as well as cuddling time in mind.
“Dressing Baby” time… Keeping both hands on your baby at all times, lean over any safe and appropriate diaper changing surface, and gently open the towel, one hand at a time, and place your baby down. You should have at that point, covered the diaper changing surface with a dry towel, or a blanket to place your baby on to, for extra warmth and comfort. Once your baby is safely down, he/she can now be dressed. You may then either untie the towel off of your neck or you can simply slide the ties over your head, therefore removing the towel completely off of your neck. Hang your towel up as soon as possible and away from all children. Never allow children to use The Mama Taco Towel TM to assist on a baby’s bath without supervision. Never allow children to play with The Mama Taco Towel TM. (Caution: ties may cause strangulation) Washing instructions: The Mama Taco Towel TM and its accessories can be washed separately or togehter with white and/or light colors. Colors won't bleed or fade. Do NOT bleach, do NOT iron, dry at medium heat. Accessories may take long to dry if "air dried". Use your dryer for faster results.
The Baby Flamingo Co. truly hopes your bathtime experience is safer and more fun with our product, The Mama Taco Towel TM and its accessories. One important thing to remember when giving a new baby a bath, especially the first one is that, most likely he/she will cry. First baths can be stressful for both new Moms and their babies but remember to keep calm. Talk to your baby, your voice will remind him/her that you are there with them. Although they may continue to cry, that should subside after a few weeks. Most babies end up enjoying bathtime! Please, email us about your experience or with any feedback or questions you might have @ firstname.lastname@example.org We would love to hear from you! Stay tuned for our “how to” video. Visit us again soon, www.thebabyflamingoco.com Always consult with you physician or baby's pediatrician concerning bathtime and other health related questions. The Baby Flamingo Co., LLC is not responsible for any injuries accquired during bathtime and the information above is just a courtesy based on life experience. 2012 Copyright The Baby Flamingo Co., LLC. All Rights Reserved.