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bath time??

my DS is almost 6 months and hardly fits in his baby tub but when i put him in the sink or tub he slides around and is extremely hard for me to bath him since he can't sit up yet. i was wondering what or how i should give him a bath

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Asked by kelka24 at 6:55 PM on Jun. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I used to have an angled thing - material stretched over a wire frame. It worked great. When it wore out, I would just place a hand towel in the bottom of the tub. It keeps the baby from sliding around and you don't need a lot of water in the tub.

    Answer by micheledo at 7:00 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • What tub are you using. I use this one My son is nine months, weighs 22lbs and is 37 inches long and he still fits in it. Hope that helps. GL

    Answer by FuzNet at 7:06 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • my son loves taking a bath with me i hold him up and he kicks his feet in the water and laughs, when i need to wash him up i just let some water out and lay him on my legs to scrub him down and rinse him off

    Answer by Amars_Mommy at 7:09 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • I use a Bumbo seat. I completely know how you feel! My daughter HATES laying back in her baby tub, but she can't sit up by herself yet, so she slides all around in the tub. I know you're technically not supposed to use the Bumbo seat as a bath seat, but whatever, it works as long as I don't fill the water up too high. I know the Bumbo seat is expensive, but it works for us for right now. I got mine second hand from my cousin : /

    Answer by caitxrawks at 7:21 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • I had the tub that Fuznet above posted a link to, but my baby outgrew it quickly. At eight months he was about 25 lbs and 29-30 in. I bought the Euro Bathtub from Babies R Us at about 6 or 7 months and it is WONDERFUL for bigger babies! The only thing is that it is slick, there's no foam or strips to keep them in place. Putting a hand towel for them to sit on works perfectly to keep them from sliding. I did just go to Target the other day and found the sticky tub treads to put in the bottom to keep him from sliding. But, other than that, its a great size tub.

    Answer by MyJoieDeVivre at 7:31 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • Here's the web address to the Euro Bath:

    Answer by MyJoieDeVivre at 7:37 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

  • I would always put a dish towel under the tooshie to prevent sliding.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 7:45 PM on Jun. 24, 2009

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