Question: When does a bath stop being a luxury?
Answer: When it is;
a) your chosen mode of washing because you are too sleep deprived to stand.
b) surrounded by the entire floating cast of Peppa Pig (rubber ducks are a thing of the past)
c) the leftover water from your wee one’s bath time…anyone fancy some splish-splash?!
But fear not dear reader, if one of these applies to you. This week I uncovered some top tips for how to turn murky pig infested water into a spa like experience. All you have to do is follow these simple steps…
- ‘Selflessly’ offer to have a bath with the baby.
- After a few rounds of who can make the biggest splash and drink the most bath water, call your other half to get the baby dried and dressed. You can’t do it, you’re in the bath!
- Now you must act quickly, in my experience you have but a precious 4-5 minutes before the bedtime screaming ab-dabs begin and you will need to step in. Top the bath up with hot water, stick whatever ‘plinky-plonky baby go to sleep’ music you have on and submerge your ears under the water.
- Close your eyes, tight. Take a few deep breaths and tell yourself ‘I am in a spa’. You can even borrow your child’s watering can and to create that running water effect they have in those incredible relaxation pools (what I wouldn’t give to be in one of those right now?!)
There’s a 60% chance that I have in fact lost it after 5 months of motherhood but seriously, something about having your ears submerged under water, drowning out the chaos, is seriously relaxing! Keep those eyes shut tight and, if only for a few moments, you can kid yourself that you are at a spa. Until your hubby comes in and with a squealing, undressed infant. Then you remember you are in a tub of baby water. Also you forgot to put the washing on and there are no clean baby grows. Bugger.
Try it, or better yet gather your girlfriends and go to a real spa, I think we’ve earnt it!