How useful is a baby bath?

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  1. Green Lady

    Green Lady Well-Known Member

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    We were given a second-hand baby bath tub from some relatives. Which was nice of them to do, but the thing is huge! I could just about sit down in it myself (pre-bump, of course :winkwink: ) Seeing how cramped we are for space here I'm wondering if I should keep it or pass it on to a charity shop. I don't think our relations would be offended by that.

    I've got a top and tail bowl and a sort of bath stand for baby and I'm not sure if the tub is really necessary. For all you ladies who are already mums, how much use did you get out of your baby bath? Or is it something you can do without? :shower:
     
  2. Noodles

    Noodles Mummy to two boys!

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    We liked ours but we did have our son on Christmas Day so it was easy to bathe him in the living room were it was warm.
     
  3. Green Lady

    Green Lady Well-Known Member

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    That's a good point. Our bathroom has a tendency to stink of cigarettes from the lady upstairs (thank you, weird ventilation) and I definitely would't want to give bubba a bath when it's reeking in there.
     
  4. faun

    faun Mum to 2 boys and 1 girl

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    After 3 babies i can say my baby bath got used about 4 times it was so much easier just to bath them in the kitchen sink saves all the bending over and when they get a bit bigger i take them in the bath with me.
     
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    magicbubble Well-Known Member

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    thats what my mummy did with us. she said she had a washing up bowl that she used just for our baths
     
  6. Mother of 4

    Mother of 4 Mom to 5 & pregnant

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    LOVED my baby bath. I bought one with a net...it's actually the same exact bathtub I had last time I had a baby :) Some people hate them but I found it extremeley useful and used it every time I bathed baby. I just stored it in our bathtub when it wasn't in use so it's never in the way :)
     
  7. CLH_X3

    CLH_X3 Love my two babies!

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    Iv bought one - dont know how useful it will be though :flow:
     
  8. Mummytobe85

    Mummytobe85 Well-Known Member

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    At my baby basic class the mw said you dont really need a baby bath tbh, she said the kitchen / bathroom sink would do? :shrug:

    Or she said failing that pop down B&Q and get them massive rubber buckets, fill it up with toys once LO is old enough to sit up and your good as larry :haha:
     
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    very useful..but get one with a stand or else you will break your back giving your little one a bath. Best piece of advice I got when I was pregnant with my son!
     
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    I used it alot with my son, I used to bath him in the living room, so I've decided to get one this time round too. Obviously you can use it in any room you like but we've also got a changing table, so I intend to bath her in the nursery on top of the changing table, both to save my back and because all her things (nappies, clothes, creams etc) will be there on hand when I need them :thumbup:
     
  12. faun

    faun Mum to 2 boys and 1 girl

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    I wanted to add a pic of Billy in the sink at a few days old just cause its so cute. As you can see he loved bathtime as a baby :rofl:
     

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    Clarina1980 LTTTC With PCOS

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    I can't remember for the life of me where I saw it, but I saw an amazing bath a few weeks ago. It had a bit that slides in that is the perfect shape of a baby and just holds them in place.

    It was like this one, but it came with the bath and fitted in perfectly....

    https://www.toysrus.co.uk/medias/sys_master/8609630286824112.jpg

    I like the idea of that, especially if there are any mums with health probs on here such as severe bad backs or even something like epilepsy or low blood pressure with a history of fainting.
     
  14. pupsicle

    pupsicle Mummy to a daughter

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    We used the baby bath twice, but out LO preferred to be in the big bath where she could be in deeper water and stay warm. The only reason we had a baby bath was because it came with the changing table
     
  15. twinkle93

    twinkle93 very happy mummy to be

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    Ive bought one, I know what you mean about size theyre huge... Im storing mine in the bottom drawer of my changing table, and planning on using it ontop of the changing table. I thought that was good idea because my baby towels will be in the drawers and nappies, clothes, soap etc.

    xxx
     
  16. anna matronic

    anna matronic Mummy to Evan :-)

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    I used this with my son up until a few weeks ago, basically until he was nearly sitting and could flip himself out of it!! He's in it in my avatar :)

    I would DEFFO RECCOMMEND THIS!!!!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I also had a baby bath but only used it a few weeks, found it a bit of a pia to be honest x
     
  17. chysantheMUM

    chysantheMUM Well-Known Member

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    I guess it depends on what your capable of yourself. I get bad backache if I lean over the bath for too long (washing hair or cleaning bath, must be my age :haha:) so bathing her in the big bath won't really be a good option for me. Maybe you should try out all the different ways of bathing before you get rid of the baby bath, just in case :winkwink:
     
  18. Green Lady

    Green Lady Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like everyone is different! :) I can see the points about bending over, etc. Our bath does have rather steep sides and reaching in for a little baby might be a trick. I think I'll probably hold on to it just to be safe. In the meantime I can just use it as storage!
     
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    My mom said we bathed when she did. She'd get in first, do everything she needed then brought us in for a bath, she did as much skin-to-skin contact as possible to keep us from freaking out about water :thumbup:
     
  20. NOMORENUMBERS

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    i had one of those nappy changing bath units with my first, i used it all the time it was fab! i moved house and cant find the plug for it and also i cant wheel it from the bedroom to the bath room like i did the last time we used it. . .

    i have bought a baby holding thing that goes into a normal bath or a sink and will be using that, i cant imagine it will be anywhere near as good as the big stand up unit i have but at 7pounds im not too worried about things if it doesnt work out . . will just have to pull out all the boxes and figure out a system for getting the thing into the bathroom!
     

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