I have a bath every day, a hot deep one, with bubbles, and I read my book in there for at least an hour.

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Reality Tue 24-May-11 12:09:30

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shineoncrazydiam0nd Tue 24-May-11 12:40:55

I have a shower every morning and a bath at night.

But no bubbles- I recommend Aromatherapy Associates bath oil.

And I read my kindle in there. Well, I do until I drop it.

TheBolter Tue 24-May-11 12:41:20

I'm more of a shower person but I like a bath once or twice a week. I do let the dds get in after me - which they find a great treat because it's so deep - to appease my green conscience.

My favourite baths are.. friday night when I have a glass of cava and do all my necessary bits of depilation and exfoliation

Sunday night when I just wallow with a food magazine or a frothy book

LOVE baths

MumblingRagDoll Tue 24-May-11 12:43:24

I have to! The DC know better than to bug me when I'm "boiling" as they call it! "Mummy's boiling herself in the bath"

I really like it very hot!

CJCregg Tue 24-May-11 12:49:22

Definitely - I have a bath every day, with a book if there's time. Mostly there isn't time but I have a book anyway grin

Love, love, love baths. Pah to dead skin cells.

MrsMellowDrummer Tue 24-May-11 12:49:31

I read my Kindle in the bath too. There's nothing nicer...

CJCregg Tue 24-May-11 12:53:24

Sorry, meant 'definitely not BU'.

Serenitysutton Tue 24-May-11 12:54:50

i have one almost every night and its my favourite part of the day- H thinks my skin is going to fall off as shwoer every morning to

Rarely get the chance for a bath these days, and certainly not an interrupted one (which ruins my careful preparations with book/ iPod touch/ ice lolly). Had one a few months ago and could hear DH talking to DS (about 9 months) downstairs, 'where's mummy, shall we go and see mummy, let's go and see mummy, mummy, mummy, where are you?'. Heard them (and the dog!) trooping upstairs in time to put a smile on but really I wanted to say 'FFS can I not have an hours peace?'

I'd love a long, scalding hot, uninterrupted bath!

Anythingwithagiraffeonit Tue 24-May-11 13:00:59

I'm having a long bath right at this very moment... DD will wake up from her nap soon though and I'll have to leap out with half washed hair and one shaved leg...

I love reading my kindle in the bath and having a glass of wine. Mmmmmmmm...

Bubbles give you cancer though?? Really? hmm

AuntieMaggie Tue 24-May-11 13:01:22

This isn't something I've done but I just might now!

AuntieMaggie Tue 24-May-11 13:02:45

I think there's some report somewhere that the chemical that produces bubbles/lather in shampoo, shower gel, bubble bath has been linked to cancer but it's not something I pay attention to... more likely to get it from the train fumes I breathe in every day!

SnuffleTurtle153 Tue 24-May-11 13:04:14

Everything fun gives you cancer. Fact.

expatinscotland Tue 24-May-11 13:05:05

Someone will be along to tell you you are incredibly wasteful and should just instead strip wash every day but the one day a week you're allowed a bath - sharing water with some other scunge.

I have a shower every single day and a relaxing soak once or twice a week, with bubbles. Candles lit. Soft music playing.

AuntieMaggie Tue 24-May-11 13:06:09

Can anyone tell me if I can put the fuzzy peach oil I bought from the body shop a few years ago in the bath? Or do I need a carrier oil?

shitmagnet Tue 24-May-11 13:10:45

I stand in a hot shower every morning and sip my brew in there.

It is the sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) in soaps etc that creates bubbles (surfactant), and yes it has been linked with cancer, albiet indirectly. There are worse ingredients.

CountBapula Tue 24-May-11 13:12:09

I used to before I had DS. Now I forgo baths in favour of sleep ... I now have showers accompanied by an eight-month-old in a bouncy chair and have to play peekaboo through the cubicle door ...

Ohhh, I am so jealous! We don't have a bath, there's not enough room, and I would love one. Showers are nice and clean but baths are so lovely and relaxing - with a long book and maybe the radio on. Yes. smile

shitmagnet Tue 24-May-11 13:12:47

To put oil in a bath, I would first dissolve a few drops in some liquid soap - that way it will distribute evenly. A liquid castille soap is perfect, as it has no nasties. Although I'm not sure I'd use an oil that was years old!

youmeatsix Tue 24-May-11 13:14:28

i havent had a bath since i was a child
shower morning and night for me
i get bored sitting in a bath, and i never feel clean when i come out, so i had a shower after my bath

Mandy2003 Tue 24-May-11 13:15:08

NOOOOO! I cannot ABIDE having dry hands and a wet body. It makes me want to <boak>

Sorry I don't know what to do with the fuzzy peach oil but I just Googled it and apparently it is very rare and valuable as it's been discontinued!

FollowMe Tue 24-May-11 13:18:50

I have a hot bubbly bath every day. Love it!

MummyDoIt Tue 24-May-11 13:19:01

I have been known to put my laptop on a chair next to the bath and watch a DVD or something on the iPlayer. Dr Who during the 10th doctor phase is a favourite so I can claim to have shared my bath with David Tennant. I did once MN from the bath (very carefully, with dry hands!), just for the novelty!

KvetaBarry Tue 24-May-11 13:32:20

oh, I'd love a bath. our new house has a spectacularly short one - even DS can't lie in it properly, and he's only 19 months. We're getting a new one (still short, but longer than the current one) and a shower fitted in 3 weeks. I plan to christen it with a hot bath and a book, and DH will be instructed not to disturb me AT ALL unless he or DS has lost a limb.

Shodan Tue 24-May-11 13:40:24

Boiling hot bath every night for at least an hour here. It's a small shower bath, which took some getting used to, but now I've learnt to prop my feet up on the wall at the end so all good.

First third of bathtime is reading. Second third is what I like to call Positive Meditative Reinforcement but others call daydreaming. Third third is washing, hairwashing, exfoliating, shaving etc.

Woe betide anyone who interrupts bathtime. It's essential for my sanity. DH once (in our early days, before he Knew Better) climbed in the bath with me. I was not a happy bunny. Shodan Doesn't Share Baths.

(Actually I do, occasionally, with ds2. But I make lots of excuses so only have to do it once in a while. Ds1 used to badger me to share until I told him I wee in the bath. I don't, but it stopped him pestering)

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