Getting in the bath with your baby

October 1, 2014

When George was tiny, I was chatting to my godmother and she asked if me if I ever had a bath with him. She even said it would be nice to breastfeed him in the bath(!). It had honestly never occurred to me, but as I thought about it more, it actually sounded like a nice idea. So I gave it a try, and it’s lovely – there’s something so soothing about being in warm water, and George has always loved his bath. It also meant that I could stay in the bath on my own for a bit longer while daddy put him to bed – ha!

Baby in the bath


Obviously, I don’t do this all the time, but every so often it’s a nice way to just hang out and play in the water. And now he’s a rambunctious toddler, having a bath together is a great way to sneak in extra cuddles while surreptitiously trying to wash his hair (is that a nightmare for anyone else?). Plus, George loves it when I get in the bath; he thinks it’s hilarious. Watch out for inquisitive hands trying to poke your nipples, though…

I don’t know about you, but when it gets to five o’clock (and often even earlier…), I’m counting the minutes until bedtime. The tendency is to rush bathtime, but if I get into the bath, or – more often than not – sit on the side with my feet in the water, it helps me to switch off and we can both have fun. Invariably, it helps bedtime go more smoothly as well.

What about you? Do you ever get in the bath with your babe?

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    Reply Mrs B May 16, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Great post! I love having a bath with my daughter, it’s great skin to skin, relaxing for both of you and saves on bath water! Lol I don’t do as much now she’s a toddler, but I think I should resume, she’ll be too big for me to fit in soon!!

    • Reply Rachel May 17, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      haha, it is a bit of a tight squeeze now that mine is 2.5 and I have a big pregnant belly, but he doesn’t seem to mind!

    Reply Sugar&Rhubarb September 14, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    I totally missed the window with this with my first. Now she stubbornly refuses to let me share a bath with her. I’m hoping to do it with my new daughter, but Dom is never home for bathtime during the week so it’s a tricky thing to do on my own. Plus I’m a giant! At 6’2 I occupy most of the tub which makes me worried about squishing the baby!! But after reading this I will give it a go this weekend!!!!

    • Reply Rachel September 21, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      haha…do try, it is really lovely. Am working myself up to getting in with the toddler and the newborn!

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