baby bathtime.. what to do?

Toni - posted on 09/29/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my 4 month old has outgrown his baby tub,and sling. He needs to bathe in the big bath now... but im not really sure how to go about it as a first time mom. I know there are bathseats, but alot of books tell u now to use them as they can be unsafe sometimes..... I dont know how to go about giving him a bath now! any suggestions.. how did u do it?

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Sarah-jane - posted on 09/30/2009

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hi i always bath my daughter in the bath, i have a baby bath seat from tesco its like a chair and comes in pink of blue it cost about 14 pound but its so much safer for u and ur baby, i would recommend it to any mom

Amber - posted on 09/30/2009

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I think those bath seats are a waste of money. For the past few months I have been getting in with my son. He would always try and roll off the slings and he was to long for any of the baby bath tubs.

Sara - posted on 09/30/2009

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I have only used the baby bath once she's always in with me. its like mummy and baby time. it makes them feel secure because your not having that bonding time in the sling. yes there's all this money spent on baby seats for baths but getting in with him is the best solution. And its great for you to . x

Tanya - posted on 09/30/2009

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My lil guy is 4 months too and I get in with him!! I put him on my chest.. I sit up with him.. he loves it. He kicks and splashes and dunkes his own face in the water.. its so cute!! It is alsoso much easier for my to wash him this way.. I had such a hard time in his baby tub..

Tawni - posted on 09/30/2009

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I bring my 5 month old son in the shower with me! It's quick and easy and we both get clean :]

Melissa - posted on 09/29/2009

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I take a bath with my 4 month old. I still have one of thos lay down bath tub seats he can lay in but it is much easier for him to take a bath with me. Make sure the water isnt to warm and you have the baby supported very well. They can get slipper when washing them with soap. still bathe the baby just like you did. wipe the face 1st then while supporting the child at all times wash them with a wash cloth. then the hair and put a towel right next to the tub b/c you still dont want them to get too cold! Enjoybath time its a great bonding experiance and they learn so much!

Michelle - posted on 09/29/2009

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I just filled the tub with a low amount of water and just let my son lay down in it. You should be watching at all times to make sure he doesn't try to roll over. He would just splash around with his arms and legs and I just wash him while he does this. He now can sit on his own so I just fill the tub higher becasue he no longer lays down. I also bought one of those mats you put at the bottom of the tub so you don't slip that way he doesn's slide around.

Lynlee - posted on 09/29/2009

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Get in with him! Make it a low bath and just sit in there with him while supporting him. I had bathseats but we didn't have a bath when our son was young. You could also shower him instead of bathing. It takes a bit of getting used to and having your partner in there too can help but our son loved showers and once we moved to a house with a bath he was scared of the bath until he got used to it. If you don't want to have a bath every night then just lean over the edge with your arm round his back holding his arm with your hand and you can bath him that way.

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