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how do you bath a wild/thrashing 9month old safely??

(9 Posts)
vannah Wed 10-Sep-08 21:49:02

My DD goes beserk in the bath. Whether it be a shower, or sitting in her own tub or even the big bath with her older brother, she gets so excited my husband and I both have to hold her down. In a split second she does wild body flips and jumps and thrashes arms/legs. Its very sweet, but Im a bit shocked as DS1 just sat in his tub and splashed the water/played with toys.

She has outgrown the baby bath seat thing in which she was secure. She is quite a big long 9 month old.

what else can I try

lisad123 Wed 10-Sep-08 21:53:33

if she can sit, can you use a big bath seat thingy??
I get soaked everytime too. If not try putting less water in the bath?

anonandlikeit Wed 10-Sep-08 21:55:02

Just let her go for it, put a few inches in the bottom of the bath & let her enjoy kicking & splashing.
As long as you are watching her she will be fine.

vannah Wed 10-Sep-08 21:58:04

she slips and slides everywhere and keeps turning her body so needs to be held to stop her from going under the water - its very shallow...

Pigstyle Wed 10-Sep-08 21:58:15

Ditto anonandlikeit.

Have always bathed lbabies like this-waterproofs can be handy but they just love it until able to sit and play....

daffodill6 Wed 10-Sep-08 21:58:30

Have you tried going in the bath with her and having a good splash together?

trumpetgirl Wed 10-Sep-08 22:00:09

Why don't you get in with her?
I used to bath with dd til she was about 18 mths old as I felt I had more control.

anonandlikeit Wed 10-Sep-08 22:00:42

TBH I always literally just put 2 inches in the bottom of the bath with a bath mat.
DS1 always flipped over, he would just lift his face out of the water with a big grin. He loved it!

theressomethingaboutmarie Thu 11-Sep-08 09:10:35

I'd get in there with her if I were you. Have some splashing fun with her.

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