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Is it ok to take a bath with your newborn?

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Ms.CsMommy

Asked by Ms.CsMommy at 11:31 PM on Sep. 14, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i guess but i'd be afraid too.... they're really slippery when wet lol. i always just gave them a bath in the little net thing that comes with the baby bathtub
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 11:33 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • If your comfortable with it. My sister still showers with her 2 year old son. For me I did it every once in awhile.
    reigndrops12689

    Answer by reigndrops12689 at 11:33 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I loved bathing with my kids when they were little. I have back problems and leaning over the tub was agony for me.

    I will tell you, BE CAREFUL!!! Those buggers are slippery when wet and soapy
    Maureen-MD

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 11:37 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • i did. I would wash in the shower first and then fill the tub and relax with my son.
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 11:47 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • yes! I used to take baths with my son all the time when he was a newborn!
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 11:53 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I use to do it all the time. It's good bonding time, and it ensures that you get the time you need to get clean.
    PhoenixFire

    Answer by PhoenixFire at 12:01 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Not while you are still post partum bleeding
    keisha613

    Answer by keisha613 at 1:02 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Thanks for all your answers!
    Ms.CsMommy

    Comment by Ms.CsMommy (original poster) at 1:16 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I did a couple of times because it was the only way she'd take one and not scream the whole time. then she discovered how much she loved the water...
    catharsis

    Answer by catharsis at 1:17 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • i did. nathan had fun because i would splash the water with him and squirt water at him with his little duckie toys lol
    as long as you feel comfortable doing it, just keep an eye on that baby lol
    kittenripmaygo

    Answer by kittenripmaygo at 1:37 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

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