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I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10437 posts
2nd Jul '13

IMO you're going to WANT your mom to bathe LO, or at least help. I know I did. I had panic attacks for about a week giving her a bathe before I really got the hang of it. GL figuring out how to flip 'em over to wash their backs!! lol

Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
2nd Jul '13

I wouldn't fuss a big deal, why don't you invite her to help you do the first bath? This way you are both doing it, no one gets hurt feelings. My MIL did my daughter's first bath and I didn't care but with my son I wanted to be the first so I did and no one got hurt over it. Your mom will throw a fit and make you feel guilty but don't we all when we don't get our way? She WILL get over it but still maybe compromise with her? What does she mean, don't you know babies are slippery? lol that is funny

DN⚓JB Due October 13 (girl); 2 kids; Connecticut 374 posts
2nd Jul '13

She's not going to get any less slippery with her second or third bath. My only 'worry' was letting the umbilical cord get too wet. It's not as scary as it seems!

Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting DN⚓JA
Mummy-2-2-Monsters TTC since Aug 2014; 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 9744 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting DN⚓JA

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10437 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting Mummy-2-2-Monsters:" <blockquote><b>Quoting DN⚓JA
DN⚓JB Due October 13 (girl); 2 kids; Connecticut 374 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting Amanda Contento:" we were told to give them only sponge baths while the cord was on. "


DS was a preemie and had trouble keeping his body temp up still when we brought him home, sponge baths weren't practical.

Mummy-2-2-Monsters TTC since Aug 2014; 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 9744 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I♥RYLEIGH:</b>" My hospital said the same. :)"</blockquote>




Did no harm :)



The cord fell off in the allotted time frame and no infections either.

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10437 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting Mummy-2-2-Monsters:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I♥RYLEIGH:</b>" My hospital said the same. :)"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... the same. :)"</blockquote> Did no harm :) The cord fell off in the allotted time frame and no infections either."


DD's fell off in 3 days but she's still kickin 3 months later :lol:



She's gotten waaay squirmier than when she was a newb but she's a fatty now and takes up almost the whole infant bath, so there's no going anywhere lmao.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting CokiMonsta:" My hospital states that it allows both parents to bathe the baby first, but I'm really referring to the ... [snip!] ... it first. It's going to be very strange trying to balance boyfriend and my mom out together @___@ I can foresee many issues."


Unless you pay a fair share amount in rent and have your own private area of your mothers house(like a basement or garage apt) ......there are no boundaries to be overstepped :( More than likely your mother will do as she pleases.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
2nd Jul '13

We cobathe so I never had that issue lol my mom didnt wanna see my nakedness in the tub lol

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mummy-2-2-Monsters:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting DN⚓JA

la_mas_hermosa Due July 22; 17 kids; Minneapolis, Minnesota 6095 posts
2nd Jul '13

I let my mom give the first bath to my oldest when we first came home mostly because I was scared shitless- babies ARE slippery! Lol... I saw how much she enjoyed it and loved it that she felt she was teaching me how to be a mother and care for a baby that the second time around I asked her to do it again and she jumped at the opportunity.



I personally feel it is more memorable to have my mom do it than me ad I will be doing it for years to come.

Norah & Stella 2 kids; Alberta 545 posts
2nd Jul '13

My mom bathed Norah for the first time at home. I was so thankful for her help because I was really worried about dropping her. I was there with her, but I didn't think the first bath at home was a big deal.