Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bathing Beauties

Woo hoo!! Our boys are finally big enough to sit in the tub together. Since the new year I have been trying this, but not able to let go of Gus. Let me tell you...on your knees, bent over the tub, holding a baby trying to use the wash cloth to scrub...none too comfy..oh wait probably all of you know this from experience.
Anyway, I've been one of those uncoordinated types not able to figure out a good infant bathing method. I just don't have the counter space to use the baby tub on the counter. I am very happy that Gus is now a confidant sitter so he can be in the tub and sit independently.
It's so much easier to scrub all his parts without having to totally support all his weight with one hand and keep him mostly submerged in the warm water. I always hate to lift him too much. I don't want him to freeze and end up hating the tub. Reese mostly showered with us, but it's hard to fit 2 in the shower if 1 is not able to get up. (I envision Reese knocking Gus over while I'm rinsing my shampoo and the poor kid being drowned by soapy shower water!)
So we have officially graduated to the pre-bedtime bath before getting into our jammies and reading our nighttime books.

1 comment:

JessieLeigh said...

Very cute! I remember that "milestone" with my older two. It was great being able to get them cleaned up together at the same time! Your boys will have lots of fun tub times together. :)

I'm looking forward to hearing Gus's stats once he has his 9 month check-up... I have a feeling he is longer and lighter than my G!