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How to give 8 month old a bath - with no bath?

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weebump Fri 08-Aug-08 11:30:24

Hi all. My 8 month old has just outgrown her tummy tub. It was getting ridiculous really, as she just stood in it whenever we bathed her over the last month or so. Anyway, we live in an apartment with only a shower and no floor space in the bathroom. We just bought a baby bath from mother care, but I have a feeling that might just tide us over for another month or 2, and of course, we've no room for it! Any suggestions? Ta.

PinkChick Fri 08-Aug-08 11:31:31

get a plug for the shower drain?

DanJARMouse Fri 08-Aug-08 11:31:56

i take it you have a shower?

sit them under the shower or take them in with you.

or sit them in the kitchen sink!

scorpio1 Fri 08-Aug-08 11:32:15

will she fit in the sink? Can you hold the shower closer to her for a wash, she could sit on the floor of it?

tokentotty Fri 08-Aug-08 11:32:44

Kitchen sink for my LO if can't be bothered with faff of full bath !! Lots of fun for him too to be honest.

AddictedToMyEarplugs Fri 08-Aug-08 11:36:36

You can buy these big rubber buckets. I use them to bath my 7 year old when camping. Should last you a while if you get a big one (Sainsburys sell them)

AddictedToMyEarplugs Fri 08-Aug-08 11:38:50

OR most garden centres/DIY shops should sell them. They are nice and flexible too.

ejbab Sun 10-Aug-08 08:45:41

We used a small (one child/ toddler) paddling pool for our DD when she was that age. Think it cost about £4.99 from our local toy shop. She thought it was great fun.

weebump Mon 11-Aug-08 16:44:49

Thanks for the suggestions. I thought it might upset her bed time routine if I didn't give her a bath every night. Well, after almost a week with no bath - just a quick face cloth job when needed - she's barely noticed and still gone to sleep at night without a fight. Phew.

MrsTittleMouse Mon 11-Aug-08 16:46:49

My DD was in a baby bath until she was 17 months old. And she is quite tall for her age. So you should have quite a bit of time to sort it out.

nobodysfool Mon 11-Aug-08 17:08:18

We moved into a house that only had a shower so while we were getting a bath put in we used this for our ds who was 2 1/2 (and a very large 2 1/2 at that!)
He LOVED it and we used it for 7 months as he found it so much fun-he could stretch out in it and it looks just like a mini bath IMO.
We used to put it infront of the tv-the grin on his face was a picture.
It's really strong and robust and we have used it as a toy box now we have finished the bathroom.

www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/66696910

cikecaka Mon 11-Aug-08 21:50:37

Still bath my 18mth DD in sink if i am in a hurry and have not much hot water

Habbibu Mon 11-Aug-08 21:53:01

Not a bad idea to get her used to the shower anyway - helps when you go swimming or stay somewhere else without bath.

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