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Is it safe to bathe my child in a regular bathtub or should I use a baby bathtub?

Hi everyone! I am a new mom and I have been wondering if it is safe to bathe my child in a regular bathtub or if I should invest in a baby bathtub. My baby is six months old and I am still using a small plastic tub for bathing him. However, he is getting bigger and I am finding it harder to keep him in the tub while also keeping him safe.

I have heard conflicting opinions on whether or not it is safe to use a regular bathtub for young children. Some people say that it is perfectly safe as long as you use a non-slip mat and supervise them closely. Others say that using a baby bathtub is the only way to ensure that your child doesn't slip or get injured in the tub.

I am curious to hear from other parents who have been through this before. Did you use a baby bathtub or a regular bathtub for your child? What safety precautions did you take? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!

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wohara

Hey there! As a first-time mom, I initially started bathing my baby in a baby bathtub but found it challenging to bend over and get the right angle to wash her. Also, it was taking up too much space in my tiny apartment.

Hence, I graduated to a regular bathtub when my baby was around four months old. I made sure to invest in a proper non-slip mat and use a bathtub thermometer to make sure the water was at the right temperature to avoid any accidents. I also made sure to never leave her unattended.

Now that my baby is older, it's become easier to bathe her in the regular bathtub because I'm not constantly worried about her slipping. Plus, the extra space makes it easier to clean her properly.

In my opinion, whether or not to use a baby bathtub or a regular bathtub comes down to personal preference and what works best for you and your baby. As long as you take the necessary safety precautions, you should be fine.

ericka.pfeffer

Hey there! As a dad of two, I have always preferred to use a regular bathtub for my kids because I find it more versatile than a baby bathtub. Plus, I've always found it easier to clean them in the regular bathtub because I could use a detachable showerhead to get every spot.

That being said, I think it really comes down to personal preference. Some parents might find a baby bathtub more convenient and safe, especially during the early months. For me, as long as you take the necessary safety precautions, both options are perfectly fine.

One tip I would give is to invest in a good quality non-slip mat and make sure the water temperature is just right, especially when your baby is still too young to communicate how they're feeling. Also, never leave your baby unattended in the bathtub, no matter how much you trust the non-slip mat.

In summary, there's no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It really depends on what works best for you and your family. If you're unsure, you could always try both options and see what feels the most comfortable for you and your baby.

gunnar51

Hello! As a mom of four, I've used both a baby bathtub and a regular bathtub for my kids. In my experience, it's perfectly safe to use a regular bathtub as long as you take the necessary precautions. I always made sure to use a non-slip mat and keep a hand on my baby when they were younger. As they got older and more independent, I was able to let go a little bit, but I still always kept an eye on them.

I found that using a baby bathtub was helpful when my babies were younger and I needed to be able to have easy access to every nook and cranny. However, as they got older, I found that it was harder to maneuver them in the smaller tub and still get them clean.

Overall, I think it really depends on your personal preference and what you and your baby are comfortable with. Just make sure to take the necessary safety precautions and supervise your baby closely, no matter what kind of tub you choose.

lynch.aracely

Hi there! As a mom of two, I have used both a baby bathtub and a regular bathtub for my children. In my experience, using a baby bathtub when they were newborns and infants was great because I felt like it was easier to keep them supported and safe. However, once they started sitting up on their own, I found that it was harder to maneuver them in the smaller tub and keep them from slipping.

I started using the regular bathtub with a non-slip mat when my kids were around six months old and it worked out great. I made sure to always have a hand on them to keep them from slipping and I never left them unattended. I also used a bath thermometer to make sure the water was the right temperature and I was always super careful when draining the tub because I didn't want any accidents.

Overall, I think it really comes down to personal preference and what works best for you and your child. If you feel more comfortable using a baby bathtub, then go for it. But if you feel like your child is ready for a regular bathtub, just make sure you take the necessary safety precautions and always supervise them closely.

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