Bath time...?

Rhonda - posted on 03/26/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My daughter loves bath time - and lately I have been bringing her in the bathtub with me. Does anyone know of any reasons and/or precautions I should take with her in the tub? I have DH hand her to me so I am not getting in/out with her and use her body wash and no bubbles - anything else?

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Quoting Sarah:

Hi! We tried the washcloth and it worked like a charm!! much more relaxed. We are now figuring out ways to take him out of the bath and towel off etc without him going beserk! We are putting the towels in the dryer first and warming them up and that seems to help abit! Thanks for the advice.!!



Good idea! Getting OUT of the tub is always the issue with us too and a nice WARM towel might be just the answer. Thanks!

User - posted on 04/04/2009

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Hi! We tried the washcloth and it worked like a charm!! much more relaxed. We are now figuring out ways to take him out of the bath and towel off etc without him going beserk! We are putting the towels in the dryer first and warming them up and that seems to help abit! Thanks for the advice.!!

Nicole - posted on 04/03/2009

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There's actually quite a few ingredients in Johnson and Johnson products that are bad for babies. All the parabens and such!! Try organic products like California Baby  or Nature Baby. Diapers.com has lots of options to choose from and they deliver quickly! My midwife suggested bath times 1-2 times a week at the most because the water is very drying to babies skin the first 6 months their lives. They don't det that dirty!! My son and I take baths together and I really think that helped to soothe him and reassure him that it was a good and safe thing. I slowly rocked him back and forth and lowered him into the water. About 99 degrees and some epsom salts was all I used. He's such a water baby!! Good luck!!

Nicole - posted on 04/03/2009

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There's actually quite a few ingredients in Johnson and Johnson products that are bad for babies. All the parabens and such!! Try organic products like California Baby  or Nature Baby. Diapers.com has lots of options to choose from and they deliver quickly! My midwife suggested bath times 1-2 times a week at the most because the water is very drying to babies skin the first 6 months their lives. They don't det that dirty!! My son and I take baths together and I really think that helped to soothe him and reassure him that it was a good and safe thing. I slowly rocked him back and forth and lowered him into the water. About 99 degrees and some epsom salts was all I used. He's such a water baby!! Good luck!!

Brydget - posted on 04/03/2009

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Sarah when you bath him have you tried putting a face cloth over his stomach and chest? Keeps them calm by feeling secure.

Meghan - posted on 04/02/2009

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All Johnson and Johnson products are save for babies and kids. If he did get the soap in his eyes, it wouldn't harm him. My 2 month loves taking baths. as with my 2 1/2 year old. I use Johnson and Johnson only.

Rory - posted on 03/31/2009

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Have you tried bathing or showering with him? My son calmed down when he realized that i wasn't going to let him go and i kept him close to my chest.

User - posted on 03/29/2009

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HI! I actually have the opposite problem!!! My two month old hates the bath!!He pretty much screams through the entire process, no matter what we do to try and make it more comfortable for him. Is there any tips for making it more enjoyable??

Rory - posted on 03/29/2009

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I take both my boy and my daughter in to the shower with me... saves a lot of time. The biggest thing is just to make sure that the water isn't too hot. With my son, now that he is a bit older, I just let him sit at the bottom of the tub and play. We do have to watch him for standing up and trying to walk around. When I have my daughter I make sure that I am sitting down because little babies are slippery when wet and I worry about possibly dropping her. When I do bubbles for my son I just use the regular Johnson and Johnson soap so I know it won't hurt him. It takes a little work to get it foamy, but it works just fine.

Katie - posted on 03/29/2009

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Johnson and Johnson makes a bubble bath in a blue container that my 16 month old son loves.So if you want to try bubbles in the bath you can always use that and it'll be safe for her!

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My partener and i have been doing the same thing with my son hes 2 months old and i do the same i think youve covered every precaution there is lol i wouldnt worry so much my son loves the bubbles from the bedtime bath stuff :P

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