Bathing Your Baby In The Sink?
When you’re expecting a baby, you get all kinds of advice. Everything from what items are needed for your new baby and what’s not – we hear it all. One common topic of discussion is whether or not it’s necessary to buy a real baby bath tub or just “use the kitchen sink” as a lot of people suggest, in order to save money.
When it comes to your baby’s health, that should be more important to you than saving money is. Honestly, baby bath tubs are relatively cheap anyway. A brand new baby bath tub can cost around $10-$30 on average. Think about how long you will be using it though. It’s one of those things that will be used repeatedly for probably a year or longer.
Bathing a baby in a sink is, well, not very sanitary. For example, babies will often urinate in the bath (it’s just something that’s normal and common). Do you seriously want to use your (usually kitchen) sink for that? The same holds true vice versa. I personally wouldn’t want to bathe my baby in the sink more for his own health and safety than anything else, but the simple fact that sinks are just not a generally clean place for a baby’s bath, I see no point in it.
But what if the sink is cleaned beforehand? Well, what types of cleaner was used? Anything with chemicals?
Let’s just face it. A real baby bath tub is an important investment, both for the health and safety of your baby as well as financially. Honestly, there are always going to be things your baby will need (food, clothes, toys, crib, etc.) that you’re going to have to pay for. When you’re a parent, you get used to it. Learn how to budget, know which items to invest in and which not to. But always put your baby’s needs first. Even if you don’t want to invest $30 in a baby bath tub, think about what you could not buy for yourself (any luxury item(s) that you enjoy) and put your baby first.
Your baby is worth it.