When my daughter was an infant she did not like taking baths and we always had to rush through it – it wasn’t pleasant for both of us, including my back. I also found out later, that the tub I’ve been using was made of toxic PVC, like practically all bath tubs on the market today.
After talking to my family members and friends in Europe about the unpleasant bathing experience, they told me I MUST use a bath bucket, which are additionally widely recommended by Pediatricians and Midwifes over there (sadly not here in the US!).
Apparently, the natural upright position and being in water up to their shoulders mimics the feeling of being in the womb which makes total sense. Even the most colicky baby stays warm, happy and relaxed, exactly what a bathing experience should be like. Another benefit is that it needs less water! […]