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Poll Results: Do you bathe with your baby?

  • 66% (76)
    Yes, always!
  • 3% (4)
    No, Never
  • 29% (34)
114 Total Votes  
post #21 of 38
I voted "No, never," but that isn't totally true... I tried bathing with DD tonight for the first time. We usually bathe her in her baby bath tub (which we love), but we're going on vacation soon and the tub won't be coming with us... I thought I'd give bathing her in the big tub a try, and I climbed in with her. What an experience!!! I don't know if it was the sight of my breasts or what, but she must have nursed 10 seperate times (no exaggeration). She also thought it was really fun to stand up, and she wouldn't sit down so that I could wash her hair... I ended up washing it while she was nursing

She did seem to enjoy the drain. She kept putting her foot on it and taking it out as I emptied the tub.

For those of you with older babies--how do you manage this without them standing and slipping and sliding all over the place???
post #22 of 38
I voted yes, always. But that is not quite true. Sometimes I shower with baby, sometimes she showers with daddy, and sometimes she bathes with me. When ever she is in the tub, she is with one of us
post #23 of 38
Since she lost her cord Janelle has yet to take a bath by herself. She probably takes 1 or 2 a month with DH but usually she takes them with me.
post #24 of 38
not yet, 10 week old dd....i WANT to but am nervous, she gets so slippery...anyone have a powerful showerhead, i am afriad it will scare her

this post makes me feel so bad b/c it is something i have wanted to do from day 1...
post #25 of 38
Yep.. every night since she was little. We did use a baby bath tub for a few weeks... but it didn't work for us so well. She enjoys bath time so much more with us.

After the cord fell off my dh and I would both get in the tub (normal tub) facing eachother (very scrunched) and I would hold her in my hands across from me so she could see me, then dh would bathe her (or he'd hold and I'd bathe her). Worked great.

When things got too scrunched around 10weeks I just went in with her. Now, I get her ready, draw the bath, pick her up and get in the tub. She sits between my legs with an arm on each thigh and just hangs out, occassionally eats a toy. I clean her and then wash her hair while she's sitting up and rinse with a cup. I then pick her up and set her on the readied towel, climb out and dry us off!

So simple, and no matter how fussy beforehand, she's always calm in the tub (so far ).
post #26 of 38
I love bathing with my dd and never enertained the idea that she could poo in the bath - until one day at around 3 1/2 months she did!!

So then we had a shower together....
post #27 of 38
teehee!! I got pooped on when Anna was 2 months old... lots of it too!! She had been a little stopped up so I thought a bath would relax her... it did! I shoulda been prepared with some scooping supplies ... I know better now! She's never done a repeat and she's 5months old now.
post #28 of 38
Very occassionally I shower with him. Wereally don't do baths, but that's only because 3 of us won't fit in the tub! We do "both boys" baths here. Have since th cord fell off. Big brother like to pour water over the little guys toes and belly.
post #29 of 38
Always...bath or shower Of course, her brothers like to take a bath with her too...then it's a three ring circus :LOL
post #30 of 38
I actually bathe or shower with both children every day. One of those rituals we have kept going! No, we don't have a huge bathtub!
post #31 of 38
I voted yes, always, because that's what I did when Del was a babe...I've written before about the calming effects of water on her spirited nature.
As she got older, sometimes I'd just pop her into the tub alone...more room for "swimming races", practicing holding her breath, etc.
DH showered with her from an early age, but only when I was around to hand her off to. Now we sometimes shower together, and very occasionally bathe (like when I have to sit with her and a tub full of conditioner to get the tangles out of her hair).

a few weeks ago the 2 of us played hokey pokey in the shower, shaking water all over like two wet dogs. She's 6.5 yrs old. I don't know when she'll stop wanting to, but I'll say yes whenever she asks until then!!
post #32 of 38
I said always, that is everytime he gets clean. I shower more often then he does, he is 4 weeks today, he has only had showers with mom since his cord fell off. Hopefully dad gets a turn soon, I think he will like it. I wish we had a tub big enough for us to bathe in together. We live in an RV so our tub is really small.

post #33 of 38
DH or I still bathe/shower with our 28 month old 'baby' almost every day
post #34 of 38
I voted occasionally. I used to soothe DD during her colicky times by taking a shower with her. I loved it, but had to have DH help me with drying her. We have a seat in the stand up shower so it was easy to shower with her. Now we bathe in out little bath tub together. I'd love to bathe with her as she gets older, but I think I'll either have to lose some more weight or move somewhere with a bigger tub. :LOL
post #35 of 38
We take showers with our ds, does that count?
post #36 of 38
I voted always, although she did get a bath in the sink once so dh could video tape it When she was newborn she would nurse the entire time and i loved it, our bodies all snuggled up together in the water And most of the time she would poop in the tub, not so much after 3 mos. But now we take showers, me, ella, tristen (5), and micah (4). It's a circus like wendylouwho said, but hey, you do what you have to do. The boys actually make it easier than taking a bath with just ella. they sit down and hold her while i bathe and wash my hair. For all you mama's who take showers alone, how do you do it: I've probably had 5 showers alone in the last 6 mos. but its not really a big deal to me, i love bathing with my babies.
post #37 of 38
I am craving a shower/bath alone! I always shower with my 2 little ones. I wouldn't have it any other way!

Dawn mommie to
A & L
post #38 of 38
I voted yes, always -- but we didn't until he was about 9 weeks. Then I started showering with him & I love it. That baby tub that's supposed to fit in the kitchen sink didn't fit in ours & was a royal pain! That poor baby hardly got 1 bath a week those first couple months cause I hated that lil tub so much -- I usually just "spot-cleaned" him. :LOL

The last few weeks we've been putting him in the bathtub (with a towel under him as a sort of bath mat) & letting him splash & he just loves it! Today I thought "forget that, I want to have some fun too!" So I hopped in with him & we had a ball! Then I put him on his bouncy chair all wrapped in his towel & he let me have an entire extra 5 minutes to shave my legs while I made faces at him & talked!

So I guess my "yes, always" is because that's what we're going to do!

Oh - I like someone's idea about the dh wearing his swim trunks -- mine might go for it with that... *sighs* men are so sensitive about their parts, aren't they... :LOL
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