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    Default Bathroom renovation with an infant

    We're thinking of renovate our bathroom. We have only 1 bathroom in the house. My DS is 7 months old and we don't have any family or friends nearby. Has anyone done this? Do you think it's do-able?

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    I think it would be doable.

    At that age you can get away with not bathing your ds every day and he probably still fits in a baby bath/laundry sink.

    I think it will be you and hubby that will be more put out by the renos

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    I got my kitchen renovated when i had a 2 year old and a newborn. It was do-able and tbh probably easier with a baby as keeping them away from the work is easier than with an older child. It was a bit inconvenient but worth it in the end.

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    Definitely

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    We did it and it was horrible, but we survived and now we have a lovely bathroom with a bath.

    You can hire a shower/toilet on a trailer if you have no other available facilities. We considered it, but decided to tough it out.

    A mate volunteered their spare bathroom to us, and so we would drive there to shower. DH also went to work early and showered there.

    It was bad on the days when the toilet was out of action - pee in a bucket, behind a tree or go for a drive.

    Also be prepared for the time to be expanded before the bathroom is completed.

    Having a baby was not too much of a problem, other than having to make sure they were safe when the adults were showering at other locations. Our little one was still being bathed in the kitchen sink, or in the shower with us.

    renos are probably easier when baby is little rather than when they are walking and wanting to get in to everything.

    actually, the noise was painful and sometimes i would have to go out so that dd could get some sleep. tile cutting is real loud.

    hth

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    Just ask how long you will be without a toilet, or you will have to get a portaloo in.

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    Thanks for the replies! It will probably be just me and bub at home. DH would have no problem shower at work. Maybe I can shower at night with the garden hose I guess we will have to get a portaloo even if it's just a few days. DS is a very light sleeper and at the moment he's fed to sleep so I have no idea how he can handle it. Do you have to be home when the tradies work?

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    We werent home when the tradies worked, we went to work, but just make sure you keep a check on them, we had them put things where they werent meant to be, wrong vanity etc, and it took 3wks longer than anticipated.

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