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My eleven week old son has outgrown his baby bath but we have limited water supplies and are reluctant to use the big bath every day. Does anyone have any ideas for an inbetween size "bath"??
We are on tank water here and are desperate for rain (in fact we just rang to get a delivery of water as rain isn't forecast :o )
Bub doesnt fit in his baby bath so we use the laundry tub, fill it a little and this works for us.
However he is close to outgroing it but he is also close to sitting up so I thought I'd just sit him and pour water over him!!
I have seen blow up baths which you can sit inside you bath. Not sure how well they work.
I'd go the laundry trough.
I can remember my grandmother bathing me each night in the laundry trough - I think I must have been about 2.
I have used it for DD#2 when we stay at my parents holiday house. It is good, and great on the back, nice height.
When my son grew too big for the bath my husband gave him a shower with him. I washed him with soap and then grabbed him out afterwards. It worked well and that was son and hubby's bonding time as well
I remember reading somewhere (maybe it was in this forum) that someone used to use one of those big plastic storage bins as a baby bath - you know, the ones that have little wheels on them. You can buy them anywhere - Bunnings, Crazy Clarks, most big department stores, etc.
The only problem is where to situate it so it is kind to your back.
I used the laundry tub for DD until she could pull up! She was a big baby, weighing 4.74kgs at birth.
My 4 month old only has showers ! We have done this since he was born, and as a result, he has probably had no more than 5 baths ! I really like the fact that he is washed by clean water, and it is sooo much quicker than running a bath.
He loves it - especially the water falling on his back (and even directly onto his face). He just pops into the shower with his dadda holding him, and I do the soaping/washing part. At the end of his shower, I take him to his change table, all wrapped up and warm. He is totally relaxed ! My husband loves it too - it is something special that they share !!
I was talking to a mum at our parents' group recently, who has a shower with her daughter (approx 4 months old too). She does this alone, something my husband and I are yet to try, but she says it is easy ! She gets into the shower with her baby, and washes her. When she gets out, she wraps her little girl so she is nice and warm, then dries herself, and changes into a dressing-gown, then looks after bubs !
Maybe this is a solution for you ! Hope it helps !
one of the families I used to babysit for had the same problem- their mum just used a large storage box (the kind on wheels) inside the bath or shower area??? she was very environmentally concious- she HATED wasting water...
the laundry tub is probably a better height for your back.. but if you put a small stool/ chair near the bath tub my back felt ok...
somewhere on this site, some one else suggested, laying bub in the bath on thier back on a flannel or cloth nappy under thier head (for comfort). Filling the bath with a few mm of water. basically to thier ears or even lower, that way they are easier to manage and they have freedom to splash. maybe this might be less than an actual baby bath filled. I havent tried it yet but am contemplating it, my lovely is a wriggler!.
:) Thank you everyone for all of your suggestions :) - I think the shower is going to be the way we have to go for now as our little house only has a tiny laundry tub but we will give the shower a go for a while and keep an eye out for a really big tub/crate! :)
i put my 1o week old in our big bath
i got one of those non-slip mats with suction thingys at the bottom and put that in the bath,so he doesnt slide everywhere,then lay him flat on his back in a few mm of water.
i have been doing this since about 6 weeks,he absolutely loves it, gives him a chance to have a good kick and splash,baby swimming!!!
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