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Hot bath water? Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55094 posts
status 1st Jan '13

How hot is too hot when it comes to kids bathwater?

Cora is almost 5, and she likes it HOT. Hot like I like it. Turning the skin pink, just about as hot as a hot tub.

When I give her a bath, after a few minutes she begs me for more hot water.



So how hot is too hot? Or can she have it how she likes it?

Mama Bird of 3 3 kids; Missouri 6686 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" How hot is too hot when it comes to kids bathwater? Cora is almost 5, and she likes it HOT. Hot like ... [snip!] ... a bath, after a few minutes she begs me for more hot water. So how hot is too hot? Or can she have it how she likes it?"


i wouldnt use water hotter than 100 degrees.

♥Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Texas 5798 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" How hot is too hot when it comes to kids bathwater? Cora is almost 5, and she likes it HOT. Hot like ... [snip!] ... a bath, after a few minutes she begs me for more hot water. So how hot is too hot? Or can she have it how she likes it?"

Maddie like hot water.
We give her a bath how she likes. As long as it doesn't burn her, I don't see what the problem would be.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55094 posts
status 1st Jan '13
Quoting Mama Bird of 3:" i wouldnt use water hotter than 100 degrees."


How can I tell that without a thermometer?

House of Estrogen Washington, District of Columbia 625 posts
1st Jan '13

As long as she's comfortable, then what's the problem? One of my kids prefers tepid bathwater and one of my kids prefers hot water. Whatever makes them happy.

Mother of One plus One 2 kids; Ware Shoals, South Carolina 4418 posts
1st Jan '13

As long as it is not giving her burns (which I'm sure you wouldn't allow) I don't see why you should make her take cooler baths.

Mama Bird of 3 3 kids; Missouri 6686 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" How can I tell that without a thermometer?"


well make sure your water heater isnt turned up higher than 120 degrees. i guess she would let you know if its too hot

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55094 posts
status 1st Jan '13
Quoting Dr. Temperance Brennan:" As long as she's comfortable, then what's the problem? One of my kids prefers tepid bathwater and one of my kids prefers hot water. Whatever makes them happy."



It turns her skin red... but in all honesty, everything turns her skin red lol. She is like me that way

I've just always heard to never give them a bath where thier skin gets pink/red



Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55094 posts
status 1st Jan '13
Quoting Mama Bird of 3:" well make sure your water heater isnt turned up higher than 120 degrees. i guess she would let you know if its too hot"


I have no control over the water temps here. I know it gets over 120.



Mama Bird of 3 3 kids; Missouri 6686 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" I have no control over the water temps here. I know it gets over 120. "


how can you not control your water heater it has a knob on it for temp control

House of Estrogen Washington, District of Columbia 625 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" It turns her skin red... but in all honesty, everything turns her skin red lol. She is like me that way I've just always heard to never give them a bath where thier skin gets pink/red "


Meh. If it's not burning her, there's no harm. My kids can get red skin from a warm bath. :lol: I love scalding hot baths. Mmm.

House of Estrogen Washington, District of Columbia 625 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting Mama Bird of 3:" how can you not control your water heater it has a knob on it for temp control"


If she l ives in a complex, it may be against her lease to fiddle with it.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55094 posts
status 1st Jan '13
Quoting Mama Bird of 3:" how can you not control your water heater it has a knob on it for temp control"


I live in an apartment complex. The water heater isn't even available to me lol. It's in a locked room in the basement

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
2nd Jan '13

However they like it. My kids like scalding hot water for showers and baths lol always have.



So they use it that way. Only thing is, that it dys out the skin really bad. lol I love hot hot hot showers and baths, and when I get in with my kids, its too hot for me, they use no cold water at all, just scalding hot. My kids get out looking like crabs, beat red. lol