Saturday, September 22, 2007

Scrub a dub, dub

The other night we had a nearly tearless bath even with hair washing. The difference was the addition of "baby Katie" (a doll visitors may be familiar with).

Nessa washed baby Katie first and then we washed Nessa. This easily worked with body washing which is not usually the problem with Nessa's bath and sort of worked with hair washing which is always a problem with Nessa's baths (at least since she's had enough hair to wash).

Baby Katie is waterproof, and was procured partly for this reason; however, her insides do not drain, err dry, nearly as quickly as we would like so there is now a rule that baby Katie cannot sleep with Nessa after she takes a bath with Nessa.

Oh, and I'm not sure about Nessa but adding lavender, chamomile, and sandlewood to the bathwater certainly relaxed mom.

1 comment:

Janeen said...

Natalie is more of an independent bather. She LOVES her baths and needs to be watched because she will strip her diaper and hop right into the tub whether we are ready for her to or not! Then, she insists on washing herself with her poufee. Hair washing tends to be a little more traumatic but she's not too bad though she's better about me washing her hair than she is with her dad. She does have a basket of toys that are all under the sink and she takes out the basket at bath time, empties the toys into the tub, and puts the basket back into the sink. It's just so cute. lol