I read lots of info about when to have a bath after a c-section and decided I would do it when I was ready. I liked showers straight after – due to being easy and clean – but I am a bath person and enjoy the relax. I had my first bath about a week after the c-section and that was lovely – no looking back – I even had baby in the bath with me.
I have always bathed my babies in the bath with me – they love the warm bath – and I am happy that I do not have to have the back-breaking task of bending over to bath baby and emptying the baby bath.
I have never got on with any baby bath. I have tried it once each after 2 of my children and that was enough….since then it has always been in the big bath with baby propped up on my legs. It’s easy, natural and free. It is lovely to have someone to help baby in and out of the bath though – but I used to have towel ready in rocking baby seat and that is good for 5-10 minutes while you finish your bath… it all makes for a more relaxing bath for you.
Enjoy your bath.