In our home, one of the happiest times of day is bathtime. Jed comes into his own, splashing mini whirlpools with his feet, playing pirates with big brother and standing to kiss his reflection in the mirror.
But ’twas not always so.
The first time I gave Jed a bath at home, he yelled so hard everybody came running to see what torture mummy was inflicting on him. It brought back unfond memories of Ezra’s first dip.
Typically, newborn babies hate bathing – being lowered into a strange tub, the smack of cold air on their butts. But I think mostly they’re reacting to the terror in their parents’ eyes. Eyes that scream: ‘I’m afraid I’m going to drop you any minute!’
Everything changed when I got my hands on a Cuddledry towel.
Invented by two mums who give new meaning to the term ‘mummy brain’, this towel is like a large apron that you sling over your neck leaving both arms free. So after bathing, there’s no scary moment trying to juggle a towel with one paw and your slippery spawn in the other.
Simply scoop baby up into your Cuddledry cocoon and snuggle for a few blissful minutes, then lay him down still covered until he’s warm enough to get changed for bedtime. The towel is made of 100% organic cotton and bamboo and is double-layered for extra absorbency and luxuriousness.
Cuddledry has become the ‘talk of the towels’ after being featured on Dragon’s Den and raved about by A-list mamas and papas. It’s won multiple awards and comes recommended by midwives and safety experts. You can get one in oatmeal, white, pink, blue or opt for a flashy animal pattern and there are also toddler versions available.
Cuddledry is offering one of their much-coveted baby bath towels in super funky Cow Print to one lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post before the competition closing date March 1, midnight.
Winner will be picked at random and notified via email and on the blog.
To learn more about Cuddledry or watch the instructional video, visit the web site.