Baby bath sponges create more lather than bath cloths, making them more efficient and easier to use. Their slightly grainy texture also makes them ideal for removing dirt from the pores without chafing or scratching. Baby sponges are made softer than regular bath sponges to make them gentler on the skin. They are often shaped like toys and come in various colors to make the bath more enjoyable for the baby.
Types of Baby Bath Sponges
Kinds of Baby Bath Sponges include the following:
Natural baby bath sponges
These baby bath sponges are made from the natural skeleton of the sponge, a marine animal. They come in different grades of texture and softness. The finest varieties known as 'lamb's wool' is the most suitable for babies.They are more durable and absorbent than synthetic sponges, but do not retain water as well.
Synthetic baby bath sponges
Synthetic baby sponges are made from plastic, rubber, or cellulose fibers.They are fairly absorbent and have a fine, consistent texture ideal for scrubbing against a baby's skin.They can also retain water 10 times as much as natural sponges.
Choosing Baby Bath Sponges (Buying tips)
Texture: Choose a baby bath sponge with a soft, fine texture. There should be a little grain on the surface for scrubbing, but not enough to scratch or cause rashes. Most sponges tend to smooth out with frequent use, so use different sides of the sponge at every bath to help maintain its texture.
Lather: Choose a baby bath sponge that generates a large amount of lather on a single application. This will allow you to use less soap and minimize contact with soap chemicals. Soft and highly porous sponges usually work best.