I bring a magazine into the bathroom or make myself be in the moment while she bathes (she is 14mths - I guess, much younger then 20mths) I discovered the reason I would step out to get the towel or pjs or anything is because it is in my nature to always be doing something; prone to multi task. The item is never really needed at that moment; its the need to be doing something / preparing as opposed to sitting. One time, she was sitting in the bath with her 8 year old brother, I stepped out to get a towel and when I returned my son was lifting her up into a sitting position as she had slipped back and went under ... I hadnt heard any splashing/noise going down, I heard commotion while he was bringing her up. This is why I now just make myself SIT in there.
If you are uncomfortable with it, speak with your husband. Ditto waiting2bemommy
Edited by SunRise - 5/13/11 at 3:39am