How to Bathe Two Babies
As my two are getting older, bath time is changing and getting a lot more fun! We’ve had to adjust to find out how to bathe two babies.
Mini M is 6 months old and alternates between bathing on his own and with his big sister. Miss M is 2.5 years old and decided she now hates the bath…unless her baby brother is in with her! So we’re moving to bathing them together most of the time and it’s a lot of fun.
Just don’t expect it to take half the time by bathing two together and it’s also a bit of a military operation in our house!
We’ve bought a reclining bath support for Mini from Big W – it has suction pads on the bottom to stick it to the bath so it’s secure. Then Mini just lies in it and loves it – no annoying straps and as he’s almost upright he can see around him. This Angelcare bath support is really similar.
After filling the bath and checking the temperature with our Safety 1st Floating Thermometer Duck, we pop Mini in his seat and let him get used to his surroundings. Since we got this seat he no longer cries at bathtime – bonus!
Miss M, who is normally resistant to wanting a bath then thinks she’s missing out on the fun and demands to get in too. So far this is really working out for us!
We try and get her ‘involved’ in helping us with Mini by washing his feet and legs or playing with bath toys to entertain him.
One things she hates is having water poured over her head so washing her hair can be tricky but when she’s entertaining Mini, I usually just go ahead and wash her hair and most of the time she’s so occupied that she doesn’t realise I’m doing it.
We’ve been using a pouring jug I bought which had a soft rubber side to position on her head which shapes to her head meaning less chance of water running down her face into her eyes.
We’ve been trying to make bath time as fun as possible so it isn’t something we all dread doing so I bought some cute Disney face flannels similar to these and some lovely friends and family bought them some colourful toys to pop in the bath. I also got a bath toy bag to keep everything tidy between baths.
After washing and a good splash about, we get Mini out first to dry and dress him and Miss M helps us by tidying the toys into the toy bag.
Then out she gets and as we usually bathe them at night, their bedtime routine starts.
It’s working really well for us so far!
When we were bathing Mini on his own, we didn’t like to fill the whole bath but instead used our Babymoov Aquanest Bathtub.
It’s such a good size for him and we used it since he was born. Usually, baby baths are quite small and they outgrow them quickly but this one is a great size and is perfect for babies newborn to 6 months.
It has a lightweight stand which makes it so easy to bath the baby without bending over and getting a sore back. It also has a Warm Diffuser System – genius technology that keeps the water warm. This is awesome as it means the water temperature stays consistent through the whole bath instead if gradually getting cold.
You can also pop the Aquanest straight into the main bath and fill up straight from the taps too.
Do you bathe your children together? And do you have any tips for making bathtime fun for babies?
Disclosure: all products mentioned were purchased by me except for the Babymoov bath – this was sent to me to review as part of my role as a Babymoov Brand Ambassador. Links are affiliate links.