Bathtime Is an Act of Our Toddler’s Self-Care

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“I stinky.”

“I wan take a bath.”

These are the declarations spout off by our tiny little princess after she has taken a doodie.

Having a little girl is a bit different than boys. She spends far more time in the tub than her big brothers did. She has got to be clean, honey! While it took many women to get a handle on self-care, Kiki has already led the way in her own self-care practices. We could all learn a thang or two from Miss Honey.

While I am normally more than happy to spend a little Mommy and Me time with my favorite girl, mama has been incredibly wiped these days and so Daddy gets tagged in for the bathtime duties.

And honestly, is there anything sweeter than a baby girl enjoying time with her Daddy?

We’ve been a bit more diligent about moisturizing our girl’s skin and Baby Dove has been stellar in not only allowing us to enjoy bath time more but helping keep Kiki’s skin so incredibly moisturized. Yes, we’ve always been a Dove family, but Baby Dove’s sensitive moisture line has given us even more of a reason to love this iconic brand. You know it’s a big deal when your husband can be heard low-key raving about the efficacy of a skincare product. 

“This stuff is pretty good!” Hubs can be heard from the bathroom.

And I chuckle “Told ya!” because I know exactly what he’s talking about. We trust Baby Dove’s sensitive moisture to keep Kiki’s delicate skin moisturized and baby smooth. The wash lathers well and leaves her skin squeaky clean and soft. The lotion is the cherry on top as it contributes to softness, lasting up to 24 hours. This could also explain how the little lady has also developed a new obsession with bathing and lotion. Could it be because she knows Baby Dove is waiting for her?

My girl. Like mama like daughter. May these self-care practices remain in place now while she’s 2 and 30 years from now. I love that she’s gotten this down already. I could totally take a lesson from her.

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Lauren February 26, 2018 at 12:40 PM

    Adorable pics!! The way you talk about it makes me want to try it for me.

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  • Karen Akpan February 23, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    Omg she is TOOO Cute !! Her Hair, oh my !! And I LOVE Dove. I actually use dove to shower. I use it for my 5yr old as well. However it’s the regular dove though, not baby dove, lol. It does keep our skin super soft!

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  • Ada February 21, 2018 at 10:00 PM

    Doe has some of the best products. I had no idea that they had a baby line!

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  • Lynndee February 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM

    Aww, how cute! This reminds me of the time when my son was little. He loved water big time and always had fun at bath time.

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  • Lisa Bristol February 20, 2018 at 3:46 PM

    Baby Dove is the only soap I can use on my Daughter. It is so gentle we never have an issue. I would recommend it to everyone.

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  • Marissa Zurfluh February 20, 2018 at 3:17 PM

    I love the baby line from Dove. I’ve used their products for myself for years and enjoyed the fact that my littles can have the same level of cleanliness and safety in their bath products.

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  • Tara February 20, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Such cute photos! Dad usually gets tagged in for bath time here too. I will definitely need to try baby dove.

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  • Melissa Dixon February 20, 2018 at 9:44 AM

    Bath time is fun! I love the Dove products, they make bathtime that much better. Your photos are so beautiful, I wish I could snap some shots like those of my family.

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  • Victoria Heckstall February 20, 2018 at 2:21 AM

    Dove is really great when it comes to a skincare product. All of us love using Dove and it has a great effect on our skin.

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  • Ricci February 19, 2018 at 11:10 PM

    Baby girls and their daddies are ADORABLE!!! I love that yours are getting their fair share of time together in the bath, there is nothing like getting pampered by daddy! I also love Dove products in general!!

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  • Aduke Schulist February 19, 2018 at 11:00 PM

    I love Dove products. And I love self care too. Your daughter has the right idea about self care.

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  • Becky Willis February 19, 2018 at 10:08 PM

    I hadn’t heard of Baby Dove, but it sounds wonderful. My granddaughter always has loved her bathtime. I love that your husband helps when you need some time, that is a special thing for him to do. And she is so cute!

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  • Marysa February 19, 2018 at 9:04 PM

    That’s great your little one is enjoying bathtime, and that you have such a lovely routine. My kids always enjoyed their baths, and even now it is something they still enjoy even now that they are older. (And probably better that it is a long bath and not a long shower, as far as the hot water bill goes!).

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  • Kasi February 19, 2018 at 7:45 PM

    She is so cute!!! I’m a fan of Dove, and their baby products seem so perfect for little ones!

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  • Elle Cole February 19, 2018 at 7:24 PM

    I remember when I was a little girl and y mom swore Dove was the best soap in the universe. Your daughter is growing up so much. All the best to your family!

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  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy February 19, 2018 at 6:52 PM

    Baby dove sounds like a wonderful product. My girls also love to spend a ton of time in the bath. Most ofthe time, they are just playing.

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  • Angie February 19, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    We just bought that lotion for our little ones! Also, I love bathtime. I think it’s an important thing to encourage. My baby is only 2.5 months and she loves her baths already.

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  • Amber Myers February 19, 2018 at 3:32 PM

    This is so sweet! I’ve always loved Dove products. I remember bath time with my kids when they were tiny!

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  • Sarah Bailey February 19, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    Aww how lovely that she seems to really love her bath times! Dove seems to offer some really caring products as well for all who use it.

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  • Lisa February 19, 2018 at 1:50 PM

    I had no idea Dove made baby products. How great. We are pass the baby stage but we all love Dove for our skincare needs.

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  • Stacie February 19, 2018 at 1:35 PM

    I wish Dove had been around when my kids were babies. I thoroughly trust them, and this stuff sounds excellent for delicate baby skin.

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  • Joely Smith February 19, 2018 at 1:33 PM

    Such precious photos! Bathtime is special for people of all ages! I use Dove myself and love how gentle it is on my skin!

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  • Joyce Brewer February 19, 2018 at 11:44 AM

    Kudos to her for caring about feeling clean. Our son is a big boy with sensitive skin. I’d trust Dove at bath time too.

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  • Tonia @TheChattyMomma February 19, 2018 at 7:29 AM

    Well she is just precious. That’s my kind of girl right there. We’re a Dove family through and through. I love how she lets you know she’s due for her self-care. My little toddler lays back for his night night rub downs. It’s cute.

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  • Kiwi February 19, 2018 at 1:59 AM

    Why do I love these photos so much?! What beautiful intimate bathtime moments with your daughter so cute.

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  • Kita February 18, 2018 at 6:05 PM

    My kids are way older than yours and let me tell you, that I LOVE the Baby Dove product line for my kids. Definitely helps with the dry skin they suffer with all year long. Your baby girl is the cutest.

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  • Monique Tillman February 18, 2018 at 4:02 PM

    I have never used dove baby. I only use shea mositure baby on my son. I will try this out. Boys are in and out the tub lmao.

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  • Leslie February 18, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    How sweet! It reminds me of the bathtime moments shared between my lil one, me and hubby. She is six now and all about Bath Bombs and still enjoys the ritual of selfcare.

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  • Mini Green February 18, 2018 at 8:46 AM

    She is so cute, it’s must be a girl thing. My daughter (6) is the same way. She will stay in as long as we allow.

    We use Dove because she had eczema, it’s great for sensitive skin.

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  • EG III February 17, 2018 at 9:34 AM

    I’ve been using baby dove on my daughter for about the past 6 months and she loves it. The doctor recommended it after she had a rash and it has been great on her sensitive skin.

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  • Tyra February 17, 2018 at 12:03 AM

    I. LOVE. THIS. This is the most adorable thing. And yes, we can learn a lot from baby girl on self care.

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