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Bath time has always been a favorite for all my babies. It’s the perfect way to calm your baby for bedtime. As soon as the umbilicus falls off my newborn’s belly button, we start a nightly bath time routine, and it always includes JOHNSON’S® baby products.
I have trusted them for years, since my oldest “baby,” who is now 19 years old, was a newborn and now with my newest little one. JOHNSON’S® products are gentle on my baby, and they are the #1 choice for hospitals. They now have 50% fewer ingredients, that are over 90% naturally derived, worry free, and free of parabens and phthalates. I just love their new COTTONTOUCH products, which are specifically designed for that delicate newborn baby skin.
By the time my babies are a year old, they know bedtime is coming when we start our bath time routine. We start with a bubble bath made with JOHNSON’S® bedtime baby bath to relax and then shampoo with JOHNSON’S® head-to-toe wash & shampoo. Just recently, we starting using JOHNSON’S® COTTONTOUCH newborn wash and shampoo because my baby girl has such sensitive skin.
This routine has really helped settle my 15 month old. She is usually asleep within just a few minutes after we finish up our bedtime routine with fresh pajamas and her nighttime nursing session.
Kroger is my favorite grocery store for so many reasons. One of them is that I can get everything I need right in one place, including JOHNSON’S® baby products. That’s where I found the new COTTONTOUCH baby wash a few days ago.
I’m always looking for ways to make things easier, so I was excited to see that JOHNSON’S® baby products have new pumps to make bath time even easier for us moms. It’s also why I cannot wait to show you how easy it is to make this baby bath towel apron. You’re going to love it!
Do you get soaked when it’s bath time for your baby? I usually have to change shirts, until I made this apron! You should see the ridiculous ways I try to balance the baby or her towel on me in order to wrap her up. I always end up soaked. That’s why I realized I needed a way to wear the baby’s towel.
These baby bath aprons are easy and made with a washcloth, hand towel, and bath towel. Even if you are a novice sewist, you can make this. And, this makes the perfect baby shower gift!
Baby Bath Towel Apron
- 1 wash cloth
- 1 hand towel
- 1 bath towel
- 1-inch non-roll elastic
- 1/4 yd microfleece fabric
Cut two pieces of microfleece each 4-inch x 30-inch in size. Then, with RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER sew each one into a tube and flip each one so that right side is out. I do this by inserting a safety pin in one edge and feeding it through to the other end. Next, fold the raw edges inward and sew each one closed. Put these aside for now.
Next we’ll add the hood.
With the RIGHT SIDE of the washcloth to the WRONG SIDE of the bath towel, line up the washcloth in the lower corner of the bath towel like the image below. It doesn’t matter which corner. I chose the lower left because I’m right handed.
Sew a straight line on both edges of the corner just like the WHITE DOTTED LINE in the image below. Then, cut the excess of the wash cloth off just like the BLACK DOTTED LINE. Lastly, flip the washcloth to the right side so that it forms the hood.
Find the center of the edge of both the hand towel and the bath towel. Overlap the edges just slightly so that the bath towel edge overlaps the hand towel edge with the RIGHT SIDES of both towels facing up and pin together. Then, sew a zigzag stitch across the bath towel edge.
Here’s the finished seam.
Next, fold the top of the hand towel to the WRONG SIDE and sew a straight stitch to create a casing. Measure a piece of the 1-inch non-roll elastic to 12 inches long. Insert it through one side of this casing and sew the edge closed. Then, pull it through to the other side and sew the casing edge closed. This creates a gathered edge for a better fit.
Pin the straps to the WRONG SIDE of the top of the hand towel like the image below and cross each one and pin to the opposite WRONG SIDE of the corner of the bath towel. Try it on and make sure you like the placement of the straps. We found that the best fitting straps were about 24 inches long for placement.
Once you are satisfied with placement, sew a square and then an X to secure each of the straps.
Once you’ve sewed the straps, your Baby Bath Apron is done!
When you head to Kroger for groceries, you can make it your one stop shop and get JOHNSON’S® baby products at the same time! Starting 8/19 and running through 9/2 looking for a coupon to save $2 on any 1 JOHNSON’S® lotion, wash or hair care item in this Sunday’s Dallas Morning News paper!