How to bathe two Babies

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!

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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  1. 16th November 2015 / 8:22 pm

    The bath looks great! Love that is keeps the water warm – what a fab idea! We used a bath support in the bath when M was little and then used a bathseat when he grew out of it. I’ve always bathed my boys together as it was easier than having to them individually! Although now at 5 and 2 we are fasrt running out of leg room! #ParentingPicks

    • 20th November 2015 / 11:26 am

      Ha I can imagine – it’s already a squeeze in our bath with all of the toys too! x

  2. 14th November 2015 / 3:36 am

    Wow, a bath that keeps the water warm. Genius! #parentingpicks

    • 14th November 2015 / 10:54 am

      It’s an awesome one!! x

  3. 13th November 2015 / 5:48 pm

    Tin Box Baby has been a very different bather to her sister. For a long time Tin Box Tot would just howl her way through bath time until she came to terms with it at about one year old. TBB has always loved it, particularly when she can share with her sister. My best tip is to have everything ready before the kids ever the bathroom. We don’t use a baths seat so I have to have both hands on TBB at all times. What a clever baby bath from Babymoov! #parentingpicks

    • 14th November 2015 / 4:59 pm

      Ha ha we’ve had that too when they were both little – made bath time So. Much. FUN for everyone! You’re so right about having everything you need ready – it’s impossible to scramble trying to grab things with a squirming wet baby! x

  4. 13th November 2015 / 7:34 am

    Wow I’ve never seen such a posh baby bath as that one! :D We will need to buy a bath support or two soon for our twins – we still bathe them one by one in a baby bath but it’s a bit of a squeeze. D particularly likes to kick and splash, so I think he’d appreciate the space! It sounds lovely how Miss M gets to help washing Mini, bet she feels very grown up :) #ParentingPicks

    • 13th November 2015 / 11:40 am

      It IS a posh one ha ha! It’s so lovely :) Oh they’ll love having a bath together! x

  5. 12th November 2015 / 11:54 pm

    I love that baby bath – you could bathe 3 tots in there easily. My twins always jump in the tub together – it can get very splashy. They love those foam jigsaws that stick to the tiles. #ParentingPicks

    • 13th November 2015 / 11:44 am

      You could definitely fit 3 in :) Aww I bet twins in the bath is very cute – and yes, very splashy! x

  6. 12th November 2015 / 3:40 pm

    My poor third child gets bathed in the laundry sink when his Dad is home. When Daddy is away he gets bathed in a laundry basket on the floor of the shower while his big brothers shower. Whatever works! #parentingpicks

    • 13th November 2015 / 11:47 am

      Ha ha that’s awesome – you just have to get through it however you can! x

  7. 12th November 2015 / 11:58 am

    Wow- you’re brave! Our tot has almost always enjoyed bath time. Think that has a lot to do with it being so warm here so no nasty chills when we get him out. Not looking forward to bath time in Inverness this Christmas!

    Thanks for hosting #parentingpicks

    • 13th November 2015 / 11:49 am

      Ooh you might need a nice fan heater – that will be a stark contrast, literally! x

  8. 12th November 2015 / 10:01 am

    I need a warm diffuser thingy for when I have a bath! Although it’s not quite as relaxing these days when you are surrounded by bath toys! My boys bath together. The big one is 6 and the little one 19 months. The little one has just developed a new technique of getting the bath to himself. He makes a fuss so I get the big one out and dry ready to get him out. Only as soon as the big one is gone he refuses to get out! #parentingpicks

    • 12th November 2015 / 10:10 am

      I know me too ha! The days of relaxing in the bath with a book and a glass of wine are truly over aren’t they. Hee hee kids are so clever! x

  9. 12th November 2015 / 9:49 am

    That bath looks great!! And really good that it keeps the water warm!! We used the Stokke Flexy Bath with the newborn support for Sienna. The baby support was only until 4 or 5 months. Then we removed it and used it without it. She used to have her bath there until the 7 or 8 months that was when we decided to have her in the bath with nothing else. We put also Bella there and both has an amazing time. It is very fun to watch them now having a bath together! :-) xxx

    • 13th November 2015 / 11:50 am

      It’s such a good one! I’ve heard great things about the Stokke one too :) x

  10. 12th November 2015 / 9:49 am

    Such a beautiful baby!! Gosh…I was terrified of bathing my slippery, wriggling little newborns…it was quickly declared the Husband’s job ‘so they could bond’, but really I was just frightened I would drop them. Any products to help would have been terrific! Now my bubs are progressing to showers!!! Wow. #parentingpicks

    • 13th November 2015 / 11:50 am

      I’m a bit terrified of them slipping too and Mr M is much better at lifting them in and out! x

  11. 12th November 2015 / 9:45 am

    I loved this the first time I read it on Twitter & still think it’s a great post full of fab advice. Thanks for sharing ????

    • 13th November 2015 / 11:51 am

      Oh thank you! x

  12. 12th November 2015 / 9:07 am

    I get soaked nowadays & often strip off beforehand to save my clothes!! #ParentingPicks

    • 12th November 2015 / 9:13 am

      Ha ha I know what you mean – it’s like a tsunami hits with 2 in the bath! x

  13. 12th November 2015 / 8:29 am

    That baby bath looks brilliant- and keeping the water warm?? Fab! Bathing a baby seems like an eternity ago for me (mine are 7 and 9), I can still remember that scrummy after-the-bath smell (sigh!) x #parentingpicks

    • 12th November 2015 / 9:01 am

      I know exactly what you mean – they smell so lovely and I just want to cuddle them! My 2 year old won’t let me ha! x

  14. 12th November 2015 / 8:10 am

    That baby bath sounds excellent! I’ve never heard of the warm system that keeps the water warm. Genius.
    Well done on finding your way to bathing two. In one of my nanny jobs I had baby twins and a 2 year old in the bath most nights- that was fun! But pretty much the same as 2 really. It’s true what they say- the jump from one child to 2 children is the hardest. The 3rd and 4th children just slot in! #parentingpicks

    • 12th November 2015 / 8:17 am

      It makes life so much easier by keeping the water nice and warm. Wow twins AND a 2 year old – argh how would you have enough hands ha ha! x

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