No Bathtub in Bathroom… Problem?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

If you can use a hand held shower head with a long hose in the shower that will make your life much easier when the baby is too big for the baby bath. I wouldn’t move just based on this issue alone, I’m sure you can make it work. You could buy a bigger rubbermaid bin or something like it that will fit in the bottom of your shower if you’re worried about baby slipping or moving around too much! Still the hand held shower head will be beneficial.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s not a problem. 

I’m going to sound like hicksville here, but I’m in California and there’s a drought, so my parents (grandma and grandpa) bought a big rubbermaid container and bathe my son in that. And he’s 2. He doesn’t like our shower and screams when we are in it, but I think that’s more of a function of the fact that he’s used to the bath and doesn’t normally take showers. If your baby grows up with a shower, then I’m sure s/he’ll be fine. 

Really, it’ll be fine. There are actually very few true needs for babies, and a bathtub ain’t one of them. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

jny1179:  This is basically what my parents did whem we were little. We lived in a small basement apartment with just a shower and they got this small black rubber watering trough (like something you’d use to water goats or other small livestock) and that’s what we had baths in!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

lozzle22:  You can either wean them into a shower around that age- or– they have these small, blowup bathtubs.  My son really liked to sit in that until he was 3.5  It was like a giant ducky (may not be your cup of tea, but it worked!)- which could easily be filled up with a shower head/hose.  We would put it in the bathtub, but only the duck would have water it in- so you could put in on the shower floor.  It wasn’t huge, but bug enough.  But some kids who really like water won’t mind a shower at all- as long as you don’t mind being in there with them.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I personally would find that super inconvenient to not have a tub. I didn’t care for fetching the baby tub to bathe my son. I’m very glad he can just go in the big boy tub. I don’t think a big Rubbermaid tub is really going to work for a toddler space wise and I can’t imagine them not wanting to have water to splash in.

 

Thats jUst me. I can’t say for sure if that would make me decide to move.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

lozzle22:  That’s a totally valid question!  I think it probably would be easier to have a tub, but not unmanageable,  just inconvenient.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a friend who didn’t have a bathtub in their rental house. She had a baby and once he was too big for the sink they just took him the shower with them. It didn’t bother him at all.I think if they are used to it from a young age, they will be fine!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would not move just for that reason alone. But since I have kids and pets to bathe I would never buy a house without a tub.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

AOriver:  this is true we showered with my son until he got to be too squirmy and it was dangerous because he got so slippery at that point but that was convenient as a newborn.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I would be concerned with the toddler slipping in the shower so young. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

MrsCallalily:  You can get non-slip pads to put in the floor of the shower.  

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper

Sure, you can make anything work if you have to, but that would have been a bit of a deal breaker for me. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My kids have never had a bath. Like, ever. I always took them in the shower with me. As babies, I would lay them on a towel in their diaper next to the shower, and when I was done, in they came. As toddlers, they hopped in with me. By about 3, they were in by themselves and I would put the shampoo and conditioner in their hair and soap on a washcloth. They rinsed themselves. Once they hit 5, they were able to do it all themselves once I adjusted the temperature. It helped that I wrote #1 for shampoo and #2 for conditioner on the bottles so they didn’t get it mixed up. By 7, I tell them shower time, and they do it all themselves. My kiddos are pretty independent, and I don’t buy into all the hoopla that kids need us to do absolutely everything. My 9 year old step son makes wonderful meals, too. But he likes to cook.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My 7 month has been used to showers with us since he was born. It has been way more conveniant for us. He loves it. We also do the “name” followed by “1,2,3” before water hits his face. It’s what they teach at baby swim lessons. We put his head under the running water just fine and he knows it’s coming because we count off.

 

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