Saturday, November 21, 2009

Big kid baths

The babies had their first "big kid" baths last night. Truthfully, they were baby baths in the big bathtub - without me in there with them. They kicked and played - so much fun. It worked out just fine. I was only brave enough to do one at a time of course - they can't sit up on their own just yet so they need full individual attention. But, we're just about ready for the swimming pool I'd say!

Mary Louise actually out grew the bathroom sink quite a few weeks ago - but I kept bathing her in it for the convenience - and I was a little nervous about trying the big tub. I don't have a baby bathtub, though after months of not wanting one, I may bite the bullet and get the over-sized - ridiculous to store hunk of plastic as these little ones will be little for quite some time. I'm just not sure what else to do.

Anyhow, things went well. We had our usual massage time afterward and the babies seemed to enjoy the whole experience.

David in his first big boy bath!

After a couple of good nights with some nice 4 hour sleep blocks, both of our little guys decided it was time for a train wreck. We have therefore been up since the ripe old time of 3am bouncing, babbling, cooing - at least they smile pretty often - it's not all screaming. But they may be having another big growth spurt as they both suddenly couldn't put the bottle down!

Anyhow, growing is good if that's what they're doing. But, if this post doesn't make any sense at all, there's my big excuse.

Have a good weekend!


  1. I've never wasted money on a plastic baby tub that they outgrow quickly. I enjoy using the bathtub foam. It's just enough support to prevent me from having to keep my hand under their head the whole time. It gives you enough of a chance to stretch for a minute before you lean back over again! haha! Then, once they start sitting up, it provides a non-slip, cushiony grip under their rear. The only pain is having to wring it out really well each time. It's easiest if you roll it up--pressing on the bottom of the empty tub as you squeeze the water out.

  2. Heather, this just popped up as a suggestion under the eBay listing for the sponge. I've never seen one before...but it looks really cool...and may be a way to bathe both in the tub at the same time!

  3. Wonderful, happy exhaustion and fun with splashing, baby yoga and massage. Yay for happy growth spurts. Longer sleeps are coming after big spurts. Sweet little angels so lucky in your loving care. xxxooo