If your baby is always fussy at the end of bath time, it could be due to the temperature difference between the water and air as they get out. Try heating up a towel in the dryer so your baby is more cozy getting out of the water. Then snuggle and play to make this a special time for your baby. If your baby is still struggling, keep an eye out for other red flags and listen to your gut to identify other challenges with this transition.
You can bathe or shower with your baby as often as you want to. Check to make sure that the water temperature is correct and get all of your supplies ready beforehand. Then get in the tub without your baby since getting in and out can increase the risk of falling. Pick up your baby and bathe or shower together while keeping a solid grip on your baby the whole time and enjoy bath time together.
The best way to create a stress-free way to help your baby blow their nose without crying is to make it as fun and easy as possible. Play first to help your baby feel connected and relaxed. Then touch your baby’s face with the tissue or aspirator so it doesn’t seem so scary. After that you can quickly blow your baby’s nose and then give lots of hugs and praise so the entire nose blowing process is as positive as possible.
It’s common for your baby to go through a period of extra fussiness around the six month mark. This is because they’re going through so many transitions and developmental milestones at this age. Understanding the causes of fussiness in your six month old baby helps you to be more empathetic and better support your baby through these challenges.