Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Is there room for that duck in that thing?
My amazing, charming, hardworking husband has landed himself a sweeeet new job at one of the CUNY campuses here. Not only will he be working part-time hours for full-time pay (!!!) but we'll no longer be shelling out $800 a month for health insurance because it's freakin' PROVIDED! I'm sure most of you are staring blankly at the screen wondering what all the hubbub's about but for those of us who have spent the bulk of our lives freelancing because we decided to follow our "dreams" and get a BFA instead of a nice, solid business degree, things like insurance and a 401K (I wonder if he gets a 401K...) are massive. He'll be working nights which sucks but he'll have his days free to write and help me rear the sprout. I'll need a breather considering I'll be doing the lion's share of the nighttime routine - which leads me to my question: How do you bathe an 8-month-old by yourself? We've always bathed with the boy, simply because it was easier. One of us would take the bath with him and the other would be there for the after-bath hand off, eliminating any life-threatening tub slippage. It was definitely a two man job. (He's not sitting up securely enough for me to plop him in the tub by himself, otherwise I'd just do that.) We tried a plastic baby bath when he was little but storage is an issue. I've seen these bath "pods", which are these clunky plastic contraptions that look like you're bathing your baby in a barrel, but they make me feel iffy at best.
Spill it. How'd you bathe your kids? And has anybody used a bath pod?
* I just read the Amazon reviews. Perhaps no.
"This. is. a. bucket. For thirty dollars, you can dunk your baby in this contraption. For free, you can stick them in the toilet because that at least has a rinsing option. This product is ridiculous. Mine was returned immediately and replaced with an actual bath seat. If you frequently stick your baby in a spaghetti pot and find that that is suitable for you and also you HAVE thirty dollars to spend, then get this thing. But, if you are a normal person who doesn't want to stuff their kid in a tiny bucket and fill it up with water and scare the crap out of them, then get something else. This product is nothing more than an overpriced bucket. You could get he same thing at Home Depot for two bucks."