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what do you use when your child gets too big for his bathtub

My son just turned 4 months old he is a big boy and has already out grown his bathtub but he can't quite hold his head up on his own so I can't use one of the bathtub seats any ideas as to what I should use or do?

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Asked by jtierman0480 at 5:23 PM on Aug. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Hop in the bath with him until he's ready for you to stay by the side of the big tub.

    Answer by ladysavage at 5:25 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • When I bathe my daughter, I lay her down in the tub and fill it slightly, usually just under her ears. I have to be careful that she doesn't roll over, but she's so into the whole experience that she's too distracted to turn over. I plan on doing that until I can get one of those things you put on the bottom of the tub that keeps you from slipping. It works out pretty well.

    Answer by Call-Me-Mommy at 5:26 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • I used a bath seat but padded it with towels and held themup til they could do it themselves.


    Answer by hypermamaz at 5:26 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • I use to give my kids a bath in the kitchen sink when they were that young.

    Answer by louise2 at 5:30 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • We never used a baby bathtub; we put a thick towel in the tub to lay the baby on.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:04 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • How big is your kid? My son is 11 months old and weighs 24 pounds and he still fits in his tub. This is his tub

    Maybe it will work for you as well. Good Luck!

    Answer by FuzNet at 6:19 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • my son either bathes wtih daddy or we fill the tub up with minimal water. and sit him up in it.

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 7:48 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • at first i would take a bath with her when she grew out of her bath tub but now that she can sit up we put a wash cloth down and she sit in the tub herself. try bathing with her...

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 7:59 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • My daughter has been taking baths in the big tub since she was about 2.5 months old. Go to target, babies-r-us, or walmart and get a large bath sponge. My daughter uses it and it has been great. You can get one for usually under 4 dollars. Plus, when your baby is starting to sit, they can sit on the sponge and they do not slip.

    Answer by vickwu at 9:10 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

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