Pregnancy Survival Tip: Bubble Baths

Ahhhh, the bubble bath!  This is the ONE thing that has helped me get past the discomforts of my changing body from the past few weeks!  And the fact that it is FREE and can be done on my own time, when I want, and for however length of time I want makes it even better!  

GET IN THE MOOD: I play relaxing tunes, add bubbles, light frangranced candles, sip on ice water, and let the achy-ness, stress, and pressure fade away one minute at a time.  Whether it is a quick 10 minutes or an hour long, I always feel sooooooo good after stepping out of the tub and wrapping up in a big fuzzy towel.

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And of course, a bath wouldn’t be the same without the BUBBLES!  Honestly, the one night I realized I had run out of bubble bath soap, I ran to the kitchen and substituted Dawn dishsoap. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend doing this, but I actually felt like an addict who panicked and being the only option as a substitute, I made it work.  Crisis Averted!

After my minor panic attack, I made it my mission to stock up on different soaps and salts so that I didn’t run out again.  Now I have so many that I can pick a different one for each night of the week! Yay for bathtub parties with my water {on the rocks}!

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If I were to recommend just one, I would recommend the Bliss Bubbling Bath, which can be found at http://www.sephora.com/. Not only does it smell amazing, but it leaves your skin feeling soft and clean right out of the tub.  For me, this is important because others seem to leave a residue that makes me feel like I need a post-bath shower to get “clean.”

Happy Bubble Bathing!

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*Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional so please talk to your healthcare provider/midwife/nurse/doula as there are varying opinions on baths and bubbles during pregnancy.

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