im not sure what to do.

Kellie - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )




We moved to a new apartment, and we have the smallest stand up shower ever!!! before we even moved in I noticed it was going to be a problem. My son is now 9 months old n is growing out of his baby tub (it was made by summer and its called the baby spa). Does any one have any suggestions on what we should do. I dont believe standing in the shower with him is an option because I think it is too unsafe. Anyone that has any advice please let me no..



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Vickie - posted on 03/02/2010




Sounds a bit crazy but they do make a mesh baby sling, you can use that til you get used to having him in there. We used one that we made from a pattern for the cotton version and it worked great because the water and soap go through the mesh. They do sell them on Ebay ( Not sure if the link will work but you can go in and search for Mesh baby Slings and find them. They are between $30 and $40. They dry quickly and can be washed just like regular mesh. Just another choice for you to look into. Good Luck and God Bless.

Kellie - posted on 03/02/2010




a few people suggesting using the sink, but hes too big for the sink too... Thank you everyone for taking time to share your experiences/ideas.. i will deffinitly have to try some of those.. thnx again so much

Rebecca - posted on 02/25/2010




A friend of mine in a similar situation got one of those clam kiddy wadders, and fill it with bath water, the kids love it because they can move around and play and they don't have to have a shower.

Sally - posted on 02/25/2010




How big is the kitchen sink? I've used it a couple times and my mom uses it at her house when she keeps the baby. You could put a towel on the floor outside the shower, throw on a bathing suit or something cause you'll probably get wet, and just give him a shower without getting in yourself.

Sheree - posted on 02/25/2010




Have you got a tub/large sink in the laundry? you could use that as a bath for him.

Ala Ala - posted on 02/25/2010




our shower is a bit bigger than the one you have... but what we did was, like theresa suggested, we used a hand held shower head and i had my son sit on a small chair... a very small chair. and i squatted to give him a bath. if you are afraid of him falling over, i turned him around and put his legs through the holes at the back. so he is holding the back.

hope this helps

Theresa - posted on 02/25/2010




You could get a hand held shower head. Then sit him on the floor of the shower to wash him. I use the hand held in our shower/bath to rinse my daughter when the bath is over. It gets all the soap out better than a cup of bath water over the head.

Sarah - posted on 02/25/2010




I had the same problem in our old house. Only 1 bathroom and that only had a shower in it. What I did was buy those big long totes. I can't remember what size it was, but it was a rectanglar shape (looked like a mini bathrub). I would then fill it up with water from the shower and then turn it so it would sit on the floor outside of the shower. The only problem I would have is that after awhile the plastic would wear on it and there would become little cracks where water would leak out. I think we went through 3 different ones in about a 5 year stretch (so not too bad).

ERIKA - posted on 02/25/2010




i kno this may sound bad but u may have to clog up the drain and just fill the bottom of the shower so it has like 3-4 inchs of water...My parents had to do this when we were little but were to small to stand....dont for get there is always the kitchen sink....hope this helps

Kellie - posted on 02/25/2010




i have seen them but i dont think it will fit in our stand up shower!! its like a corner shower..

Jaime - posted on 02/25/2010




Hi Kellie,

That does sound like a little obsticle for you but I got a blow up tub for my son when he was about 8-9mos. old, which was a little bigger than the baby tubs. You can put it in the bottom of the shower, fill it w/ water & let him sit in it & play. There was plenty of room in it for my son until he was almost a year. There might be bigger blow up tubs than I had but there was plenty of room in mine for awhile. I bought my blow up duck tub at Walmart & I've seen them at Target & other stores. Hope this helps.

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