Meet the Children

Bathing Baby

April 16, 2012

The first three weeks since giving birth, I have never bathed for Blake. My grandma had been doing it for me. I was a little afraid, and with me still in confinement, I’m supposed to touch water as little as possible.

On the first day of the last week of confinement, my grandma told me to watch and learn how to bath for Blake. The next day, she asked me to give it a go, but I didn’t dare to. I never dared to until we really went home, and I had no choice but to bath for Blake on my own. I even thought of bringing Blake over every single day to have my grandma bath for him! I laugh at that thought now, but I remember being very serious about it then.

The beginning steps of bathing baby Blake include cleaning his ears, face, and washing his hair with a small towel first.

These are all done before Blake goes into the bath tub, which was set on top of our sink. Diaper must be kept on until the very moment before he goes in. We don’t want any accidents to happen – big or small!

His mittens are kept on most of time as he had the tendency of scratching himself. I guess most babies behave this way? The mittens only come off to have his hands washed just before he comes out of the tub.

It wasn’t so tough, actually. I just needed confidence and practice. Gradually, bathing for Blake became an easy task. And it only got easier!

While I did majority of the bathing for Blake, bath time on weekends are all done by the super hands-on daddy!

After turning 13 months old, Blake started to take showers like a big boy!

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