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How hot is too hot... Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
10th Dec '12

For a bath? This whole pregnancy I've been craving baths and usually my 2yr old comes and jumps in with me, so it's never been as hot as I'd like it. I've been suffering from really bad cramping, and this morning it's moved round to my back, and all I want is a really hot bath. TIA

Chellie Due September 19 (boy); 2 kids; Vegas, Nv, United States 4791 posts
10th Dec '12

You aren't supposed to take hot baths because your baby can't regulate its temperature so if you get too hot then the baby will and the baby will boil (not literally lol but it does get much hotter for baby). Take a hot shower though, that is fine to do.

Ellie Goulding 1 child; London, --, United Kingdom 4688 posts
10th Dec '12

I was the same way while pregnant. Everyone told me NO HOT BATHS EVER yadda yadda yadda, but my doctor just said nothing over about 100 degrees. Which was perfect for my anyhow.
Bathe away!!

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
10th Dec '12

I believe the lucky number is 104. You can take a warm bath, but avoid super hot baths. Not only can they raise your core body temperature, they can make you dizzy and increase the likelihood of a fall.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
10th Dec '12

I use hot showers... my kids shower with me by the time the water reaches them from shower head its a lil cooler than when hits me when I'm standing. I notice when I have to rinse them and bring shower head to them, I have to turn temp down,

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
10th Dec '12

Thanks ladies. Can't have it as hot as I'd like....my son has decided to join me lol.

She's Here-Lana's Mommy 1 child; Bellevue, Nebraska 243 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Love = Moco and Bubba:" You aren't supposed to take hot baths because your baby can't regulate its temperature so if you get ... [snip!] ... and the baby will boil (not literally lol but it does get much hotter for baby). Take a hot shower though, that is fine to do. "

Thats not right. I was told to take hot baths to help my back as long as the water isnt to hot to burn your skin. The uterus will regulate the babys temp.

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1549 posts
10th Dec '12

i don't think hot baths of 100 will affect you.. i always have them. just limit your time in them

Pistol Annie☆ 2 kids; Houston, TX, United States 12634 posts
10th Dec '12

I used to take really hot baths... my kids seem to be fine... just a little goofy :wink:

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
11th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting T-Swizzle+2:</b>" I used to take really hot baths... my kids seem to be fine... just a little goofy :wink:"</blockquote>




Ahaha that's so reassuring :P
I figured I'm just going to take them anyways, as it seems to be the only thing that helps with the cramping and the pressure/pain in my crotch.

**mummy** Doncaster, United Kingdom 149 posts
11th Dec '12

I had hot baths everyday during my pregnancy everything was fine :) x