Friday, June 15, 2012

bath time!

[her first sponge bath at home...only a few days old]

[bath time at 6 weeks]

Bath time is by far one my most favorite activities to do with cora. We started off doing the sponge bath before her umbilical cord fell off. She loved those, especially when we would get her head wet. Then when it came time for "real" baths she loved it. We bought this little lounge chair for cora in the's the best $7 we've spent. It has been absolutely perfect. It holds her head above the water level, allowing me to wash her with one hand while I stabilize her with the other (just-in-case hand for her wiggle-worm body). Then I push the chair aside and let her swim in the tub, while I hold her head above the water and the rest of her floats. We have a clawfoot tub....and it is just the perfect size for her to do little side pushes like her very own cora-sized pool. She is adorable. She flails about, does frog kicks off the side, and her tiny hair whispies float in the water current.

The only downfall is when I take her out of the bath- she hates it. Any suggestions to make it better? We tried heating the bathroom- to make the transition less shocking- that proved to not help, I eliminated the dreaded lotion putting on that she hates, and I dry her off as quickly as possible... and shhhh....I even try to breastfeed her after the bath to satisfy her- it's hit or miss.

Anyways, we are really looking forward to swimming with cora in a big pool, I suppose we have to wait until she is 6 months old- that's what my internet searches have told me. It will be a hoot and a half. Until then, I will enjoy our nightly bath time routine.

**And wish me luck... tomorrow I take my nursing boards!!**


  1. Good luck tomorrow!

  2. Good luck on your boards. Unfortunately I can't offer any words of wisdom for getting out of the bath. My boys are the same way! They love bath time, but hate getting out. I think it is because it means the fun is over. We did discover that if they eat right before, it is a little easier. But I think itis because it is at night and close to bed time, they have a fussy hour before bed so it really doesn't matter what we do :) she sound like she is going to be a little fish!!!

  3. Good luck dear! You'll rock it. We have that same tub insert thingy and still use it at 8 months so it is a fab investment indeed.

  4. does she ever look like your hubby already! hehe! LUCK!

  5. you will do wonderful!

    beautiful cora!

  6. My son did that for a while! He is 4 1/2 months now and hasn't done it in a month or so maybe. The only thing we did differently is when we take him out we sit him on our lap and dry him off there vs laying him on his changing pad to dry him off. I'm not sure if that made the difference or if he just grew out of it!


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