Jasper’s first bath at home

Initially I was so nervous about bathing Jasper. A friend suggested I purchase a “Fisher Price” bath that has a sling. We have the bath sitting on a table along with his change mat. I used a contour pillow to support him on my lap so I could safely & comfortably wash his eyes with cotton wool balls. I placed him in his sling ensuring the water was at the right temperature of 38 degrees. I use 2 washers, one to place on his belly to keep him warm & the other is to wash his body. The sling allows me to be hands free & gives me the confidence to sit him up safely & wash his back without the fear of dropping or drowning him!

I have his change mat sitting next to the bath, making it easy to lift Jasper from his bath sling to the change mat all in one motion. The less moving in my wheelchair with a wet slippery baby the safer bath time is. I also have his towel laid out on his change mat & a clean set of clothes all at the ready.

 This process has worked well for me. I feel very confident & completely safe when bathing Jasper.

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