Best way to Bathe a 6 month old

Katarina - posted on 10/07/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My 6 month old BB can't quite sit yet but he's too big for the infant tub. I've been holding him with one arm and bathing him with the other but it's killing my back. Are there any handy bath inventions out there?

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Jasmine - posted on 10/07/2009

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Hi Katarina when my babies got to big for a infent tub I would use the kitchen sink just make sure it's clean and i would put a small bath towel in the sink so your baby dos'nt slide that helped me. Good Luck ; )

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I purchased a tub seat from Target. It has suction cups on the bottom of it and my baby sat in it and never tipped over when I filled th e tube with water. Its great to use before they learn to sit and after they learn to sit

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Cathralynn - posted on 10/09/2009

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When my daughter was a newborn I didn't feel I had enough hands to bathe her in the sink or a baby tub so I took a bath with her. I brought her infant seat in the bathroom and put towels in it. Then put her in it while I got in and out the tub. Be careful to not have running water or use the toilet while they sit in there naked, they pee! Keep your hair up and have a robe and all supplies handy. It was nice bonding time too. When she could sit with support, I got one of those tub seats that suction to the bottom, mine had an arm over the side and rotated too. Get a non slip mat and a faucet cover just in case. Still a lil difficult to scrub the baby parts blocked by the seat, so I still did the one arm thing, but you don't have to do it for the whole bath. Then when she stood on her own we just use the regular bath with the mat, add toys and wallah!

Kimberlee - posted on 10/09/2009

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I used to bath my children in the kitchen sink...my youngest is now 9, so I don't know if there are any new inventions but I found that easier than the tub. I felt like I had more control... Good Luck....KIM

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I filled our bathtub with water (only a few inches) and laid my son down on his back. I made sure the water level was just below his ears. I had a small cup to scoop the water up and rinse him off.

Kellie - posted on 10/08/2009

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I had two big baby boys and was thankful when someone gave us the bath hammock. It sits inside your baby bath and is cover in 'towel' type cover. I have since seen them in baby shops and my back thanks me for using it.

Raewyn - posted on 10/08/2009

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I used baby bath ramp, it is plastic coated wire frame and a towelling cover, only about $20 from Farmers or Baby City here in NZ, surely there is something similar in Canada.

Stina - posted on 10/08/2009

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I bathed my dd in the bathroom sink until she outgrew it. Now at 5 mo, she gets her baths in the kitchen sink. Other days, I take her into the shower with me. If Dad isn't around, I set her bouncy chair or car seat next to the shower with a towel ready for her. Then as I get out of the shower, I can set her there and wrap her up while I towel off.

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I use the kitchen sink, but, sometimes the dishes hog it. So, I've used a non-slip bathtub grip mat (Dollar store, Walmart, Zellers - cheap) in the bath tub. If they need extra grip, I slip a wet cloth flat under their bottom. I fill the tub to mid-thigh and they balance nicely trying to sit while I have one hand on their chest.

Dragana - posted on 10/07/2009

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I got a tub spray hose attachment and put a towel under my son in the tub and put something under my knees like a pillow.

Kristin - posted on 10/07/2009

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I use a baby bath tube with a net that attaches to it its kinda like being on a hammock and doesn't submerge the baby really far into the water, my daughter loves it

Tanya - posted on 10/07/2009

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I have an 8 month babygirl and I just bathe her with me in the tub its so much easier on my back, downside is I need someone there to get her out so I can finish.

Brandy - posted on 10/07/2009

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Use your kitchen sink! You don't need to bend over so much. And there is this little thing with suction cups on the bottom that they sit in but I don't know what it is called. Mine wasn't quite sitting at six months either but it only took a few days to get her to do it.

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