You've probably been there: You're finally able to take a break after having a baby, and all you want to do is relax. Maybe you've even planned a bathtub party day for yourself. But then the reality of taking care of a newborn sets in, and all that relaxation goes out the window.
Well, no more! In this article, we'll show you how to enjoy a bathtub party day without sacrificing your well-deserved relaxation.
What Is a Bathtub Party Day?
A Bathtub Party Day is simply a day where you take a long bath. You can add in any extra steps, like using a scrub or mask, but the core of it is just taking some time to relax in the bathtub.
I decided to have my first Bathtub Party Day shortly after my son was born. I knew that I wanted to relax, so I took my time in the bathtub and let all of my stress melt away.
If you're feeling stressed, or just need some time to yourself, I highly recommend a Bathtub Party Day. It's something wonderful to relax and recharge your batteries.
Why I Decided to Have a Bathtub Party Day?
You may be wondering why in the world I would want to have a bathtub party day. Well, the answer is simple. After giving birth to my child, I needed some time for myself to relax and rejuvenate. A bathtub party day was the perfect way to do that.
I wanted to take a break from all the craziness that comes with having a newborn baby. I needed some time to myself to regroup and recharge. I knew that if I didn't take some time for myself, I would start to feel overwhelmed and stressed out. That's why I decided to have a bathtub party day.
It was a day where I could relax and enjoy myself without having to worry about anything else. It was a day when I could just focus on myself. And that's exactly what I did. I took a long soak in the bathtub, had a good massage, ate some delicious food, and drank plenty of fresh juices. It was the ideal way to unwind and revitalize.
How to Enjoy the Bathtub Party Day?
On your bathtub party day, give yourself plenty of time to relax. You can have fun with family and friends combined with a good soak in the tub. As I am not a social butterfly, rather love to spend time alone, and certainly, it is my best relaxing therapy, so to maybe your surprise, my bathtub party day was just all me time, all alone.
This is a great feeling as my husband was desperate to give me relaxation from my tough routine so he encouraged me to plan something like this and happily decided to have some quality time with our little one looking after all his needs and letting me completely relax. Some of the activities I planned for the bathtub party day and recommend you are:
Start with a nice hot bath using your favorite bath salts or oils. This is a really good way to enhance blood circulation and oxygen supply throughout the body making the mind and body relaxed and refreshed. Warm water is great for reducing inflammation and easing sore muscles and joints.
Candles and calming sounds
Light some scented candles and keep very calming and relaxing sounds in the background. You can have rose petals or any other flowers you like in the tub. Aromatherapy is something that can't be missed for getting a relaxed feel.
Do some skincare
Pamper yourself with a face mask, hair mask, and some light massage.
Give yourself a good breast massage
Once you're in the tub, use a lactation massager to calm and relax your hardworking breasts. Yes, the lactation massager works.
I started a lower frequency vibration on my breast and then switched over to the higher setting of the vibration to release and massage out the milk and relieve my clogged ducts and mastitis.
It is best to use this lactation massager on your bathtub party day to give yourself a good warming massage on your breasts and let them rest and relax. I noticed a difference in how much happier I felt when doing this for myself and having a great relaxing experience. A bathtub party day coupled with this lactation massager is a boom-boom.
Play water games
Yes, you can do it alone too. Select some easy games to play in the tub that is nothing but just fun and fun. You can even do some stretch poses. And along with that, always make some time to play games with your family too, and see how relaxed you feel.
Read a good book
If you are a book lover, reading is something you are obviously missing with your busy routine with your baby. Today is the day to pick up your favorite book and delve into it while relaxing in the tub and lost in the world.
Watch your favorite program
Whether you like watching sports, national geographic, or any other entertainment show, it is up to you to go for your choice and refresh yourself along with your long soak in the tub.
Go for a new bath bomb
Bath bombs have gained popularity in recent years. Choose something you already love or try a new one.
Take your time and enjoy the relaxing experience. Use a gentle body scrub to exfoliate and moisturize your skin during the bath. Finish up with a leave-in conditioner and you're ready to face the world!
So if you're looking for a way to unwind and relax, I would definitely recommend throwing yourself a bathtub party. It's a great way to pamper yourself and show yourself some love. Trust me, you deserve it!
Complete relaxation is so important, and we often forget to take time for ourselves. When we do take the time, it feels incredible. Our bodies and minds are both so much happier and healthier.