Bathtime? “No!” Really? “No!”

Posted on March 6, 2011

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bathtime

Mucking around before bathtime

Hello, I hope you are all well.

Getting an eleven month old baby into the bath tub is possibly the most challenging experience after regular 9-5 work hours. Apart from getting them dressed after, it falls under the Top Ten Things Parents Loathe To Do With Baby.

For Michele and I, at least.

There’s stripping him of his clothes which is a hassle as he writhes and wriggles around like a mini contortionist; just when we think one arm is out of the sleeve, it’s back in again.

Then there are days where he’ll much rather play around naked with his bare bum on the cold floorboards, thinking he’s quite a showboat.

Of course we some how manage to get him into the water, and it’s hard to get him out of the tub. There are too many toys to play with in the warm water and the only way to get him out is to sing along with him.

Distractions! It’s all about distracting the little one!

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