infant tub/bath seat/duck/big tub?

Jin - posted on 11/26/2009 ( 28 moms have responded )

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how does everyone bath their april baby now? my daughter doesn't fit right in the infant tub anymore, but a little too small for the bath seat, and she slides when sitting in the big tub. she actually slides down when sitting anywhere. any suggestions?

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Heather - posted on 12/10/2009

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I bath my daughter in in the big tub now using a bath seat. She loves it cause I can fill the tub a little more than without it. She grew out of the infant tub rather quickly. She doesn't sit still and so, the bath chair was a good solution for us.

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Sabrina - posted on 12/18/2009

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I have a mat that lays in the tub. It has two raised areas so he can sit up a little and have support on his back. He likes to lay on his belly and spash and stuff. He seems to like being in the big tub more then the little baby tub now.

Jessica - posted on 12/11/2009

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we've been using the duck tub for probably the last 3-4 months (Raegan sat unsupported at 4 months) and she loves it, but she's actually almost able to climb out of it, so we'll probably just switch to using the regular tub with a bath mat. I did bathe her in a tub once awhile ago and she slipped while I was holding on to her...very scary for her...so definitely get something so they don't slip!

Lucy - posted on 12/11/2009

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Since Amelia was about 3 months old ive been bathing with her, she loves it! I fill the bath up really deep and we slide and splash and swim, it's great!

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My son can not fit in his infant tub anymore. I bath him in our big adult tub. He enjoys it very much. When I wash his body, he sits in a bath seat. Then I will take him out of the seat on to a bath mat to let him rest with his back on my left hand so that I can wash his hair. He can sit in the bath unsupported. Then I will sit with him so he have some time to play in the water. I will never leave him alone or turn my back on him. He enjoys it and it is way more comfortable.

Tessa - posted on 12/10/2009

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I have bathed my daughter in our kitchen sink since she was born. I like that it is smaller and higher up than a regular bath tub. She feels secure and it is easy for me to reach her. It is especially nice now that she can sit up so well. I put a wash cloth in the bottom to keep her from sliding around.

Emma - posted on 12/09/2009

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my son is in awere big bath has been for a while now he sits in a little bath seat so he can sit up and not fall over. You can buy them from supermarkets they have so much fun in them best buy i've got.

Erica - posted on 12/08/2009

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I have eight month old b/g twins that were born nine weeks early on April 7. My son is 15 lbs 9 oz, and my daughter is 15 lbs 7 oz, right now. Doctor says we're doing well. For the past couple of months, since the kids outgrew the newborn infant tub that we used in the kitchen sink, I have used a wonderful sling bath seat--kind of like a semi-reclined bouncy-chair. I use it in the regular bath tub, filling the tub until the water is just under their shoulders. JD and Christine both love splashing with arms and legs, and they are comfortable since the bath chair is a reclining one. They are not quite sitting up on their own yet, so I'm really loving this method of bathing right now. Good luck!

Aimee-Grace - posted on 12/08/2009

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I had the tub that grew with the child, start with a sling, sitting up, and then the "deep end". Jasmine would slip around on the deep end so I quit using it. I bought a bath mat and like everyone says it works great! So, she's been in the big tub for 2 months and loves it. I started her out with just sitting on the mat and letting water just run and not fill up. Now, she's progressed to a tub with water in it and she plays really well and enjoys the tub time. I hope this is helpful to you.

Heidi - posted on 12/07/2009

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If William gets a bath it's in an inflatable duck tub, he doesn't slide down so much as sometimes falls over sideways so I try to keep it away from the spigot so he doesn't hit his head. More often I just put him in a Bumbo chair in the shower with me, soap him up while he sits then hold him up to the showerhead to rinse him at the end. It's good to wear those exfoliating gloves when I pick him up at the end since he's slippery and wiggly when covered in soap.

Alana - posted on 12/07/2009

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I bath mine in the laundry tub with a towel under to stop him sliding. Wont fit in the baby bath or seat anymore and hurts my back to bend down in the big bath.

Shantelle - posted on 12/07/2009

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my daughter is to big for bath now as well and we only have a shower so she has showers with me or i just sit her in there and watch her have fun she loves it. as for your baby been in the bath if you fill the bath up then fold a bath towel in half and put it in the tub now sit her on that she won't be sliding anywhere.

Michelle - posted on 12/06/2009

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my daughter also has outgrown the baby tub, so we went out and found the biggest bath tub anti slip mat we could find and she is now having a bath in the big tub. With the bath mat she is free to crawl around in the tub, she rarely sits upright but that is because she loves to have her ears in the water. I think it reminds her of swimming.

Sarah - posted on 12/04/2009

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Cooper just grew out of his infant tub as well, and he is now using an inflatable duck tub, which he loves! The only thing about the inflatable tubs is that children have to be able to sit up on their own for the most part otherwise they can lean too far forward or backward or hit their heads on the side of the tub. The inflatable tub I found was at Albertson's in the baby section and Cooper LOVES it!!

Jenn - posted on 12/03/2009

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We have a jacuzzi tub so Melissa and I have been bathing together for 2 months. Just yesterday I let her take a bath with her 26 month old for the first time and they LOVED it. Yes, she slips and slides around so I'll probably be getting a bath mat for her (great suggestion everyone!)

Ashley - posted on 12/03/2009

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I have a convertible bath tub. For a newborn it had a sling across the top and you laid the baby in on his/her back and then once they can sit with support you remove the sling and sit them on the slip-free seat that has a back allowing them to sit up but leaning back. Then the other end of the tub as my husband would call it "the deep end" gives them more freedom when they can sit unsupported and they actually sit in the water with this last step. Our 7 month old daughter loves it!!

Jin - posted on 12/03/2009

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Just saw the tummy tub bucket online. I wish I knew about it earlier. Now my daughter is a little too big for it.

Robin - posted on 12/03/2009

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I put my son in our bath tub. I lay him down and put a folded towel under his head. There is enough water in the tub so he can splash and play. One of those bath tub matts might work as well, so the tub isnt so slipery.

Jeanette - posted on 12/03/2009

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Ethan is now 7 month old and he 's been taking a shower with me and my husband since he was a month old. He is getting a little wiggly so now it's time for a bath chair, it sits on the bottom of the tub and they sit in it and enjoy the bath safe and secure. My first two children really enjoyed it.

Nicolette - posted on 12/02/2009

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I actually only used the baby bath once.I've been bathing Aurora in the big bath since birth.I've found it much easier. U shld buy a bath mat,that way she cant slide.I also have the lying down bath seat,(U can find it at Toys R Us)I have used it since birth aswell.I normally put her in it when im washing my eldests hair.She does'nt slide down coz there is a piece in the middle that stops her.

Christie - posted on 12/02/2009

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I bath with my son. We get in the tub, he sits between my legs and I can support him and hold him with my hands. We have lots of fun in the bath together. When he needs a quick bath I put him in the kitchen sink, he can sit and I can hold him under his arms with one hand while washing him with the other.

Jillian - posted on 11/29/2009

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my daughter hated her infant tub she would constantly try to climb out of it so as soon as she would sit unsupported i got a no slip bath mat and let her sit her happy little butt in the regular tub! she was never happier! and neither was i, before i had to constantly hold her up with one arm while trying to wash her with the other now i just make sure i am touching her with one hand in case she decides to do a belly flop but i dont have to support her!

Brenda - posted on 11/29/2009

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David just turned 7 months today, and I use a inflatable tub. Mine just happens to be Winnie the Pooh. Try one like this. I did hear the duck is bigger than the character ones.

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Mine only used the infant bath for about 3 months. I put her in the tub with a few inches of water and let her splash away. She loves it!!

Jade - posted on 11/28/2009

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i dont wash my baby in a bath, she sits on the bottom of the shower and loves it she gets on her tummy and the water splashs on her back while shes playing with her toys.

Jennifer - posted on 11/27/2009

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I bathe my 7 month old in the regular bath tub while she lays on her back (because she doesnt sit up unsupported yet)and when its time to wash her other side I lays on her belly but I hold her upper half up (so she doesnt lay her head down being relaxed)but I dont run any water in the tub like you would for an older child.I have a hose sprayer so I give her a bath with it like she is in a shower and she loves it!

Dawn - posted on 11/26/2009

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i have a baby tub that grows with him. he can use it when he is a toddler. it is by safety first or especially for baby. he has a metal frame with material that goes around it that baby lays on. i find it to be helpful. when my daughter was born almost 6 years ago, she had a baby tub, but it only lasted 6 months, b./c she outgrew it.

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