Oh, and I should perhaps add: is it OK (if bath right temp) to have baby in there for motherly cuddles (assuming soreness is OK, extra hands available for baby etc.).
We gave dd her first bath the other night (in a Tummy Tub) and got the timing a tad wrong, benefiting from a poo and wee in the water. Quick water change and she actually enjoyed it (pooed all over her dad, naughty thing, LOL).
Last night we ran a 37 degree bath and she came in with me for a few mins, having no squeals at all until removed from the water.
Thanks for answers so far, looks like DW is set for a swim then !
Both times I'd a bath w/in 24 hrs of section - with lots of lavender oil to aid healing (it was bliss) BUT ... thinking about it, the hospital has fantastic baths which are really short and has a seat at one end so I didn't actually have to lever myself to sitting flat IYKWIM. Proper bath at home ... 5 days post section with DS2.
I had my ds by c-section at the amazing John & Lizzies. The next day (and every day after that) they filled one of the birthing pools for me to have an amazing bath with ds. They left me and ds alone with scented candles and soft music (though they obv. helped with getting in and out. They also encourage your partner and other kids to get in the water with you. So go run a bath for mrs and babydee. (To avoid the exit squeals have a huge towel which has been in the tumble dryer to get nice and warm ready to wrap dd in)