The Power of touch

Kitana loved bath time from Day 1 and to be honest, a lot of this had to with the products and method I used.

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While some believe a bath is just a time to clean your baby, the JOHNSON’S® brand believes that bath time is a time for more.

JohnsonsDid you know Playing with bubbles can help your baby develop hand-eye coordination?

JohnsonsPlaying music and singing songs during bath time can stimulate parts of the brain responsible for memory, while playing certain types of music can stimulate parts of the brain responsible for visual imagery.

JohnsonsTalking back and forth with your baby during bath time can help with language development. Studies show infants who are spoken with more have larger vocabularies by 24 months.

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JohnsonsSplashing in the water during bath time can help teach your baby about cause-and-effect.

JohnsonsStudies have shown that babies bathed with a scented bath product (compared to those who were not) displayed 30% more engagement cues with their parent after bath time.

JohnsonsRoutine massage before or after bath time is a perfect opportunity for skin-to-skin touch. It’s shown to improve a baby’s sleep quality and quantity as part of a bedtime routine.

Source: Johnson and Johnson

I grew up using Johnson’s and I’m sure many of you did as well. It’s a product that has been trusted for years. The brand is continuously striving to improve their products so that they are safe, mild and effective. The thing that I admire about Johnson’s is that it’s not just a brand, it’s a household name. They have a website that is informative and actually connects to the consumer. The next time you pick up their product; Go to their website and see how much thought goes into the development of that product.

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So tonight, when you are preparing a bath for your little one, think about this post and the power of touch. Bath time is not just to get clean. It is for more bonding, more learning, and more sensory stimulation, which means engaging your baby’s senses through sight, touch, sound, and smell. Develop them and relax ….

Happy Bubbles!

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  1. lameez
    2015-08-04 / 12:49

    The Power of touch , so touchy story .First time I hold my babies(twins) was in the theater I was overjoy , I talked and stared at my girls nonestop with tears falling from cheeks ..Priceless feeling 🙂 My girls is at the stage from splashing and touching bubbles ,our fun bathtime time this post thank u for sharing !

  2. Robin Masshole mommy
    2015-08-04 / 15:38

    Oh I totally believe in the power of touch. There’s really nothing like it. Especially when it comes to her mom and her child.

  3. 2015-08-04 / 17:27

    This is a great article. I know that the strongest connection I felt with my children was right after birth when their little bodies were laying on mine.

  4. 2015-08-04 / 19:50

    I knew touch was a powerful sense but never realized how powerful it could be. Congrats! Your description of the first time you held your baby is beautiful.

  5. 2015-08-04 / 20:01

    The power of touch is relevant in a lot of areas. It’s part of the reason massage therapy is so effective.

  6. blessedelements
    2015-08-04 / 20:32

    I do remember holding both of mine and I don’t think that is a memory that ever fades. The euphoria I felt made me think, “This is the closest to heaven I am ever going to get while here on earth. My son was crying when they handed him to me and the moment I held him he instantly stopped crying. He knew my touch and was calm.

  7. 2015-08-04 / 21:08

    Aw, these photos are too much! It’s too adorable. I remember when I held mine too and it was the most magical moment.

  8. beckysbestbites
    2015-08-04 / 22:57

    That video is amazing!! I totally teared up with happy tears when they said that they baby boy lived!! That just goes to show you the power of touch!

  9. 2015-08-05 / 01:32

    What a powerful story. Unfortunately I never got to hold my daughter after her birth. I had complications with my pregnancy, but the first time I did get to hold her, yes, it was truly magical.

  10. 2015-08-05 / 02:09

    I didn’t realize there were so many benefits. It’s good to know those bonding moments are so helpful.

  11. 2015-08-05 / 06:16

    I truly remember those moment and how magical it was. I will never forget how wonderful it felt it instant unconditional love!

  12. 2015-08-05 / 10:01

    A touch is very powerful and I believe that. I love the video and I can’t help, but cry.

  13. 2015-08-05 / 13:07

    Babies do not see clearly at birth and even a few months after. It is through touch that they recognize their mommies. The first time a mom and her baby touch, a lifetime bond is created. Loved the video! Tissues please.

  14. 2015-08-05 / 13:11

    I can stull remember the very first time I held my babies, very vividly! Its an instant bond between Mom and baby, no wonder I breastfeed my two kids for two years!

  15. 2015-08-05 / 13:13

    I do remember the moment when my baby was placed in my arms. Touch is so important in the bonding process. What a heartwarming video!

  16. 2015-08-05 / 18:10

    Oh I remember those days. Touch is such an important part of bonding. I remember specifically having skin to skin time!

  17. 2015-08-06 / 15:03

    This is wonderful skin to skin is amazing. I love birth and everything about it. But skin to skin is my favourite nothing compares.

  18. 2015-08-06 / 20:28

    This is a beautiful story. My son was premature and the only way he would sleep after I brought him home from the hospital was on my chest.

  19. 2015-08-07 / 18:28

    I love this post so much. I will never forget the first moment I held my daughter in my arms. I wish I slowly started crying – I started BAWLING! I was so happy. I just kept saying, “she’s so beautiful!”

  20. Rosey
    2015-08-07 / 18:45

    Aw I love that feeling when they’re on your chest like you said, for the first time. What a great story to share.

  21. 2015-08-08 / 02:03

    There is something magical with the power of touch. You have a very beautiful story and congratulations on your beautiful baby!

  22. 2015-08-08 / 03:54

    The power of touch is important for all living things, especially babies. I did not know that it actually helped to produce milk in mothers – very interesting.

  23. 2015-08-09 / 17:18

    I just gave birth to my second baby and the moment she was placed on my chest I just know how much bonded we are.

  24. 2015-08-13 / 14:28

    We’ve done immediate skin to skin with all of our babies. I couldn’t imagine it any other way.

  25. Kalay Pillay
    2017-11-01 / 19:15

    It’s the most wonderful feeling. My baby had to rushed to nicu after an emergency c section so only saw her briefly after 8 hours then the next day to feed. When I did get the skin on skin it was magical

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