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Old Jan 9th, 2010, 16:50 PM   1
ellie27
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Baby bath recommendations??


This is my first baby.

Quite scary

I have not been round many babies so it is all new to me.

I know the midwives in hospital will show me how to change/bath/feed baby etc.

A baby bath is the last thing on my list to get......I cant think how it is possible to support baby while splashing water over them???

I know you can get baths that have moulded support bits in but they are quite expensive.

I saw a plain simple baby bath in boots/asda for just 5 - are these ok and easy enough to use?

Any recommendations welcome, thanks in anticipation!



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2010, 16:54 PM   2
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I'm glad you've asked this because although we've bought a simple baby bath now (also 5 in Asda) i'm wondering if to get one of those bath seat things, you know the ones where the baby lays in it with you just just supporting him/her instead of holding in the bath iykwim So i'll be interested to hear what other ladies think too. xx



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2010, 16:57 PM   3
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That will be fine love
I used one with my first, soon learnt to fill it in the main bath and bend down, though it can be a uncomfortable but they are only in it a matter of minutes.

Or you could wash baby in the sink for the first few times, whatever you are comfortable with.

With Jack I used a mamas and papas support

http://www.mamasandpapas.com/product...552499/type-i/
It really was a godsend and left both hands free, I got mine from Ebay for about 5



 
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I'm glad you've asked this because although we've bought a simple baby bath now (also 5 in Asda) i'm wondering if to get one of those bath seat things, you know the ones where the baby lays in it with you just just supporting him/her instead of holding in the bath iykwim So i'll be interested to hear what other ladies think too. xx
Yes, I have saw spongy bath supports that can be used too - in the plastic bath or in main bath.

I have also heard lot of folk saying baby bath was a waste as they just held baby over the main bath or sink?

So confusing!



 
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAMAS-AND-PAPA...item20aee24491



 
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I'm glad you've asked this because although we've bought a simple baby bath now (also 5 in Asda) i'm wondering if to get one of those bath seat things, you know the ones where the baby lays in it with you just just supporting him/her instead of holding in the bath iykwim So i'll be interested to hear what other ladies think too. xx
Yes, I have saw spongy bath supports that can be used too - in the plastic bath or in main bath.

I have also heard lot of folk saying baby bath was a waste as they just held baby over the main bath or sink?

So confusing!
I had a sponge one with Emily but never really used it, just didn't like it at all, more of a cushion than a support I found



 
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Yes, that's what I was trying to describe. Thank you.

A few people have said that to me too Ellie but I'm 4ft 11 and think I would struggle, I don't want to be precariously bending over a bath with a newborn. I think i'm gonna use the baby bath for a couple of months and then the bath support in the bath when bubs is a little older.
It is very confusing but perhaps it's just my brain but EVERYTHING seems confusing to me lol xx



 
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I'm 5'8 and still found it put a strain on my back, when knelt down, then there is the panic of how to stand up with this wet wriggling usually screaming little baby and then wrap them up.

that support was my best buy ever I can't recomend it highly enough



 
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I used a sponge support in a baby bath with my son & couldnt have done without it as he was slippery as an eel when wet & this stopped him from sliding everywhere I then progressed to the plastic semi-reclined one for the main bath then up to a sitting bath seat when he was older. I am planning on doing the same this time too, I use a baby bath as I have a bad back & it would kill me leaning over the main bath & I can sit on the floor next to the baby bath for ease.



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2010, 05:05 AM   10
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i just wash my baby in the sink. we bought a bath but have used it once!
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