A fellow mom recently told me of her awe in my ability to bathe my 3 children, by myself. all at the same time.
My children are currently 3 & 1/2 years, 2 years and 5 months old, and as I write this, once again with one finger on my iPhone! They are sound asleep for the night. (excluding baby who will inevitably wake for 3 plus night feeds)
Image: Kids in the tub by Mandajuice
I want to share with you 7 tips on how you too can bathe your “troop” all at once!
Prepare ahead of time. Layout the fresh clothing, diapers and any creams you are using. This includes a hair brush in my case.
Run the bath.
Layout your drying area. I have a very fluffy bathroom mat which I lay a towel over for the baby to lay on while I undress and wash the 2 older boys.
Grab dirty kids. At this point I call up the boys. Undress them and help them into the bath and wash. The baby at this point is on the mat in the bathroom.
Let older kids play. The boys are all nice and clean and are playing in the bath. I now bathe the baby in her own little bath. I found soaping before putting her in the water best, because of having to hold her with one arm.
Dress. Baby is then dressed on the mat and once again grabbing for her toes. I then get the boys out the bath one by one. Dry and dressed.
Empty the water. Pull the plug on the bath and either do some heavy lifting for baby bath or as I usually do, call my husband. 🙂
I now have 3 clean and great smelling kids. 🙂 till morning…
How do you bathe your troop?