Join Date: May 2002
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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When I don't have DH to help me, here is what we do:
I put DS in his big basket right next to the tub with only a dipey on. After I have washed my hair and everything, I get him out of the basket, and we bathe. I have my towel within arm's reach, and right after I pick up DS to get in the tub, I pull his towel across his basket for when he gets out.
After he gets all fresh and clean, I place him on his towel and wrap him in it. Then, I get myself out, and wrap the towel around me. Then, I can pick him up to get ready for bed.
All the books say that you don't need to bathe Baby daily, and they are probably right. BUT, I think that it relaxes my baby (and me) so much that it is really well worth it! I usually put a drop of lavender essential oil in the bath, too!
And another tip: I know that some of you mamas practice elimination communication... we give DS the opportunity to pee pee and poop before and after a bath. Generally, he will pee pee right before or during bath (oh, well!), and afterwards, he very often has a poop. When we give him the chance to go before the bath, he never poops in there, which can be uberyucky.
Jean, happy HS mom to Peter (5), Daniel (9) and Lucie (2) and also someone new...