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05-19-2002, 11:13 AM
Yesterday I gave my daughter her first big tub bath. I have been so scared to do that and have only been using a baby tub. But, she is growing and she won't fit in it comfortably any more. I have a large tub and she had a blast! She has always hated baths until yesterday. I put about 4 inches in it and gave her some cups and a rag. She splashed and splashed! She went through 2 humid-vents. I had to take her out and she cried. I was wondering how other parents handle a baby when they get to the age that they want to splash. Does the humidvent keep the water out good enough. I kept getting scared that the paper part was getting soaked and leaking into her trach. I am talking about the vents that stick straight out, not the ones that are thermovents.
05-19-2002, 12:28 PM
I have an inflatable tub I use for Alli's baths.($10 at Walmart) It is a little less intimidating than the big tub for her, yet bigger than the sink. I always used her passey muir valve or nothing at all in the bath, but she isnt a big splasher yet. I paln to keep on using this smaller tub until she outgrows it even without the trach! It fits on the bathroom counter so I dont have to break my back bending over her in the real tub. It was a big thing for us when we went from sponge baths to the sink, I was terrified at first, but it is a lot more enjoyable for the kids. If your daughter has a good cough reflex I wouldnt be too concerned about bath splashes, she'd probably cough and go on. Deb
05-19-2002, 01:55 PM
my son is a huge splasher. he loves bath time. he gets a bath in the tub everyday. we sometimes wear the PMV or sometimes nothing at all. the Humidivents or filter just got wet too easily I thought. We've found that P just coughs out the water he's getting into the trach during splash time!!! I feel as long as he's not totally submerged the water he splashes or trickles into the trach isn't that significant. I always have one hand on him though....just in case!! http://www.twinEnterprises.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
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