I attended an event by JOHNSON’S® to learn about the power of bath time as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #johnsonspartners #SoMuchMore
This past week, I had the privilege of attending the Johnson’s So Much More Campaign Launch and discussion panel, with host Lisa Ling. JOHNSON’S® first ever global campaign, SO MUCH MORE™ spotlights that bath time is more than cleansing; it’s a ritual that allows parents to unlock the full power of baby’s senses.
As a Johnson’s Baby Ambassador, I was already excited to learn even more about my favorite baby product brand. I ended up learning so much more.
Did you know that letting our babies play with bubbles in the bath helps them develop their hand-eye coordination? Did you also know that by the age of 3, kids have about 85% of their brain developed? During the panel, facts like these were shared with the many parents in the room, and you couldn’t help but hear the small gasps. We were moved by how important bath time really is for our kids.
Pharmacist David Mays shared so many scientific tidbits about the Johnson’s Baby line, including how smell and touch has a big correlation with a baby’s brain development. These findings were used to create the SO MUCH MORE™ Campaign, and over the next few years, they will be important to the further development of Johnson’s baby products.
RN Lynn Erdman taught us how essential skin-to-skin contact is for newborns and even older babies. My husband has always loved to lay our kiddos on his bare chest. It brings peace to both parties, and I truly think that might be his favorite part of having a newborn in the house. I’ve been notorious about baby wearing without a shirt on in our home, because my kids loved to be skin-to-skin with their mama. It’s so refreshing to know that those interactions helped them grow into the amazing human beings that they are.
Do you know why we say the phrase “home sweet home?” Dr. Kumar Vedantam shared that it’s because of the smell we encounter every time we return home. It’s a pleasantly “sweet” smell, that cannot be replicated, but always fills us with joy, calm, and peace. This is exactly why Johnson’s has kept their classic scents.
Smell a bottle of Johnson’s baby lotion and tell me what you think. You think of something in the past, right? Maybe you think about when you were little and used it on your own skin, or the last time you rubbed it on your own children. It’s a scent that you just can’t forget, like the smell of cut grass, or your favorite cake or pie being baked when you were younger.
Smell is key when it comes to babies, since they tend to be able to smell their own mothers in a room before they can see her.
According to the JOHNSON’S® Global Baby Bath Report, while parents value bath time as quality time with their child, they underestimate the power of bath time and its benefits on baby’s brain development. Check out this infographic to see just how powerful it can be for our little ones:
This whole experience was eye-opening, and since then, we’ve put even more emphasis in bath time with Baby Frugal. He already lucked out having a mom that enjoys bath time with her babies. Now that I know how very important that time together is, I’ll appreciate it even more.