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Bath time with just one baby can be stressful. Now two?! Talk about a lot of slippery baby to handle!
Bath time with twins is for sure a handful!
Most of the time I try to do bath time when dad is home because hello- it’s so much easier! But sometimes I just need to get those babies clean when I am by myself.
The following baby bath routine is what I use regardless of having help or not. The only difference is when dad is home we actually bathe with the babies. We think it makes bath time just that much more relaxing and fun for babies when we’re in there with them!
Keep on reading to find my step by step guide for a quick and easy bath time with twins!
HOW TO: BATH TIME WITH TWINS
If you read my post about taking care of twins by yourself, you’d know that preparation is key for everything twin! Being prepared for the next step is great because you never know if you are going to have two needy babies after their next nap.
Before bath time, prepare their tub, soap, towels, diapers, clothes, and bottles (if you use them). That way you can get one done, and then the other right after, as quickly as possible if you need to. I like to get the diapers and clothes laid out on their changing table, then bottles, and last the tub. That way it stays warmer for when they need it.
This is the tub I use. I love that it cam with extras and the ability to use it for the entire first year!
2. Check H20
Before I grab the first baby for bath time, I test the water. There are a lot of fancier ways you can do this, however, I just stick my hand in the water up to my wrist and see if its okay. If it feels warm to my wrist, we’re good to go! Otherwise, adjust the water accordingly.
3. Start with Calm
Just like anything else, I always like to start with the calm one first. Typically, that means I start with my boy twin Caeden. He is usually much more calm than Kendall, and I can leave him alone for a little longer after the bath.
Before we get in the bath, I undress and check their diaper. I also clean them up if need be. Then its bath time!
Okay, now for the part that worry’s a lot of parents. I didn’t think much of it until I was actually in the moment of baby’s first bath.
Babies are very slippery, so make sure to keep both hands available for them at all times!
If you have someone else there with you, this step is easiest if one of you are in the tub with baby. I don’t recommend getting into the tub with baby if you are on your own. But if someone is there, go ahead and hand baby over to them once they are seated in the tub. If you are on your own, place baby in the baby bath with both hands and keep one hand on them while you begin to wash.
I start by sprinkling water over their bodies. Next, using a soapy, soft wash cloth I gently wash from the head to toe, but I leave the bottom and penis/vagina for last. Then I rinse them off by sprinkling water over them and keep a hand on them while I grab their towel.
I open the towel up against me like a burp cloth and carefully bring baby to my chest and wrap them up!
After bath time, make sure baby is nice and dry before you dress them. I like to double check that all of the cute chubby folds are dry before diapering and clothing.
This is also a good time to gently massage some baby lotion into their skin. I think it makes for great bonding time! If you have help during bath time, spend some extra minutes talking to baby and rubbing their legs, arms and bellies before you dress them.
Once baby is clean and dressed, it’s play time! Or nap time if baths put your baby to sleep. Baths wake my babies up, so we do baths before noon and they’ll play for a while in their boppies or play mats.
All in all, this is when you’ll want to set baby up somewhere safe so you can start the process over with the other baby!
Now it is time for the next bath. Go ahead and start from the beginning, prepping the tub and go from there!
After all baths are done and babies are fresh and clean, it’s time to eat! Even if it’s not really time to eat yet, baths make my babies hungry. So I feed them and then they either take a nap, or play some more!
Hopefully my bath time times make it quick and easy for you. Do you have any other suggestions that get you through bath time? Go ahead and share below!