Multisensory Development for Baby – SO MUCH MORE™ with JOHNSON’S®

Disclosure: I attended an event on behalf  of JOHNSON’S® to explore the science behind healthy baby development, JOHNSON’S® provided me with travel in exchange for my coverage of the event. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.

I recently had the opportunity to attend JOHNSON’S® first global campaign, SO MUCH MORE™, to explore the science behind healthy baby development.  In a short two hours I learned more about the importance of multisensory development during bath time for babies than I have in 14 years of parenting. I wish I would have known when my babies were tiny in tubs, how important and multi-sensorial bathtime can be.

My Ashton, now 10, at bath-time.

My Ashton, now 10, at bath-time.

My favorite part of the day with my littles was always bath-time… at one point I had a newborn, 2 year old, 4 year old and a six year old, so bath time was a big part of our day. It’s the one place with the least amount of distractions, the one place where full attention is placed on the child and the task at hand. We are, after all, elbow deep in suds and half soaked ourselves from the splashing. Ha!

The sights, smells, touch and sounds of bathtime make for an incredibly rich experience for baby.

#SoMuchMore

We had a passionate panel of doctors, a nurse and the incredibly smart journalist, Lisa Ling, touching on the many facets of baby development. But first, we were greeted with a walk through sensory display where we were encouraged to use our senses.

Why is touch & bath time SO MUCH MORE™ ?

Touch

Posted on 02.18.15 Multisensory Development for Baby – SO MUCH MORE™ with JOHNSON’S® WP Greet Box icon X Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Powered by WP Greet Box WordPress Plugin  I recently had the opportunity to attend JOHNSON’S® first global campaign, SO MUCH MORE™, to explore the science behind healthy baby development.  In a short two hours I learned more about the importance of multisensory development during bath time for babies than I have in 14 years of parenting. I wish I would have known when my babies were tiny in tubs, how important and how multi- sensorial bath time with baby can be. My Ashton, now 10, at bath-time.  My Ashton, now 10, at bath-time.  My favorite part of the day with my littles was always bath-time… at one point I had a newborn, 2 year old, 4 year old and a six year old, so bath time was a big part of our day. It’s the one place with the least amount of distractions, the one place where full attention is placed on the child and the task at hand. At bathtime, we are elbow deep in suds and half soaked ourselves from the splashing. Ha!  With that said, I wish I would have known that there truly is so much more to bathtime. The sights, smells, touch and sounds of bathtime make for an incredibly rich experience for baby.  #SoMuchMore  We had a passionate panel of doctors, a nurse and the incredibly smart journalist and writer, Lisa Ling touhing on the many facets of baby development. But first, we were greeted with a walk through sensory display where we were encouraged to use our senses. Why is touch & bath time SO MUCH MORE™ ?  Touch  Touch is one of the first senses to develop while the baby is still in the womb (between 7-8 weeks gestation). From their earliest weeks, babies depend on touch for exploring their world. Touch is so important that some consider skin to be the external nervous system. Today, practitioners use the power of touch to diagnose, treat, and even prevent both physical and emotional problems. Why not start early, when it counts most, when baby is developing.  Smell  Smell is also very important, this one I never gave much thought to, smell is the most advanced sense that babies have. They can smell mom within the womb, mother is the first smell and the first way baby distinguishes us from. Babies are calmed by familiar smells that they associate with good experiences, such as breastfeeding or bathtime.  My biggest concern with smell is ingredients. I wonder how safe the ingredients of a product for baby are especially when it is scented. I was fortunate to have a lengthy discussion with Dr. Kumar Vedantam, I did not realize that there are global guidelines and standards that must be met when it comes to ingredients found in baby products. I also learned that products labeled  unscented usually contain masking agents to hide smells, but still contain similar ingredients.  As the #1 baby skin care brand , JOHNSON’S® has been pioneering the science and setting global standards in baby skin care for more than 120 years, providing products that are formulated and designed with baby in mind.  Hand-Eye Coordination  Let’s not forget reaching, grabbing toes and of course playing with bubbles helps babies develop hand-eye coordination.  The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in every area of baby’s development, 85 percent of a child’s brain will be developed by age 3. Mind blowing!  Multisensory Stimulation  Dr. Andrew Meltzoff shared fascinating facts and details about infant and child development, my babies were much smarter than I gave them credit for! A baby knows what sound will come out of your mouth just by the shape of your lips at the beginning of a word. Crazy smart! It’s not the amount of stimulation that we provide babies that’s important, but the kind and quality and multisensory stimulation that a baby is most attentive to and will help the most with babies development. In the following video, you can hear Dr. Meltzoff share more about infant development…   JOHNSON’S® SO MUCH MORE™ - See more at: http://socialsavvymom.com/?p=5152&preview=true#sthash.V56Le6y9.dpuf

Touch is one of the first senses to develop while the baby is still in the womb (between 7-8 weeks gestation). From their earliest weeks, babies depend on touch for exploring their world. Touch is so important that some consider skin to be the external nervous system. Today, practitioners use the power of touch to diagnose, treat, and even prevent both physical and emotional problems. Why not start early, when it counts most, when baby is developing.

Smell

Smell is also very important, this one I never gave much thought to, smell is the most advanced sense that babies have. They can smell mom within the womb, mother is the first smell and the first way baby distinguishes us from. Babies are calmed by familiar smells that they associate with good experiences, such as breastfeeding or bathtime.

My biggest concern with smell is ingredients. I wonder how safe the ingredients of a product for baby are especially when it is scented. I was fortunate to have a lengthy discussion with Dr. Kumar Vedantam, I did not realize that there are global guidelines and standards that must be met when it comes to ingredients found in baby products. I also learned that products labeled  unscented usually contain masking agents to hide smells, but still contain similar ingredients.

As the #1 baby skin care brand , JOHNSON’S® has been pioneering the science and setting global standards in baby skin care for more than 120 years, providing products that are formulated and designed with baby in mind.

Hand-Eye Coordination

Let’s not forget reaching, grabbing toes and of course playing with bubbles helps babies develop hand-eye coordination.

The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in every area of baby’s development, 85 percent of a child’s brain will be developed by age 3. Mind blowing!

Multisensory Stimulation

Dr. Andrew Meltzoff shared fascinating facts and details about infant and child development, my babies were much smarter than I gave them credit for! A baby knows what sound will come out of your mouth just by the shape of your lips at the beginning of a word. Crazy smart! It’s not the amount of stimulation that we provide babies that’s important, but the kind and quality and multisensory stimulation that a baby is most attentive to and will help the most with babies development. In the following video, you can hear Dr. Meltzoff share more about infant development…


JOHNSON’S® SO MUCH MORE™ Campaign is about enhancing rituals, including bath time, to stimulate baby’s senses and provide parents an opportunity to nurture baby’s ability to learn, think, love and grow. Multi- sensorial experiences such as bathtime can lead to happy, healthy baby development.

How do you {or did you} provide a multi-sensorial experience for your baby during bathtime?

 

 

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  1. says

    I can only imagine what a handful you had there with 4 children under the age of 6! I remember my parents using Johnson & Johnson on me as a child, still love and remember the scent of it dearly. I’ll most likely be using it on my children (when I have them! Lol).
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  2. says

    Sounds like a great campaign, I do not have kids yet but growing up we only ever used Jonson and Jonson for bath time even as an adult now I still use their products they are amazing.

  3. says

    When my daughter was little we only used Johnson’s bath and creme products on her, in particular we loved the lavendar line. To this day, those scents remind me of her bath time when she was a tiny tot!

  4. says

    Bath time is such a great way to integrate sensory play and experiences! I love that you included the benefits for motor skills and hand-eye coordination!
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  5. says

    I love using the Johnsons brand! The pink lotion is one of my favorites for my self and I have used their baby oil as well.

  6. says

    For new parents, bath time isn’t just about cleaning a baby. Johnson’s aims to show that a bath is “so much more” and can help stimulate a baby’s senses. In our country, it has been said that 96% of parents in the Philippines believe that bath time is so much more than just cleaning their babies while 45% do not see that it is extremely important for cognitive development.

  7. says

    With both of our children we only ever used Johnson and Johnson lavender bath time. I loved the way it smelled, and how it relaxed my little ones.

  8. CourtneyLynne says

    omg what a great campaign!! Just love Johnson products!!! Such quality

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