What do to about standing in the bathtub?

Dana - posted on 07/10/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




So my daughter is 11 months and is learning to stand.. it's her new favorite thing. So when it is bath time, she wants to stand in the bath. the issue is she is not good at standing and falls all the time. In the living room it is fine cause it is carpet and she doesn't get hurt, but in the bath, I am afraid she is going to hurt herself. I hold onto her most of the time, but sometimes I need to grab the towel before she gets out, or put the shampoo down.. and I can't hold her, and that is when she inevitably falls... anyone else dealing with this that knows of anything I can do?



Stifler's - posted on 07/10/2012




I sit them down, grab the towel so if they stand back up chances are they just got up by the time i turn around. They eventually grow out of it/it's not as fun anymore.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/10/2012




Yes and it is a pain. My daughter is over 2 and has always made this part difficult in the bath. A couple of pointers, make sure everything you need is right by you before you even start the bath. Get a slip proof mat for you daughter to stand on so she doesn't slip. Do not fill up the tub more than a couple of inches. Keep telling her nicely to sit down in the tub while you are helping her to sit. They give her praise when she does sit (even though you are semi forcing her). Good luck.


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