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Old 10-28-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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Bubble Bath and 3 Year Old

I have always used Burt's Bees Bubble Bath for my daughter. No issues, smells good. At my daughter's 3 Year well-check visit last week the doctor said, and you aren't doing bubble baths right? I told her we did. She said you may want to stop because they can cause urinary tract infections. What do you think? Should I stop using it? Don't little girls take bubble baths? If we still use the Burt's Bees on the wash cloth to bathe, won't it end up in the water anyway? Is she supposed to shower? I'm confused!

 
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Re: Bubble Bath and 3 Year Old

I agree with your doctor. When my daughter was young she loved bubbles and that was fun, but she did have some issues with bubble bath. It's just not worth the pain these little babies have to go through when it burns every time they urinate and they have to be on medication. She can still take baths, just without the soap being in the water constantly.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:59 AM   #3
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Re: Bubble Bath and 3 Year Old

I used to get UTIs from baths. Just stick to showers or bubble-free baths. The amount that is on the wash cloth is much less than the amount you put in the tub. GL

 
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Re: Bubble Bath and 3 Year Old

Our kids miss out on so many great childhood experiences these days because the Safety Police are out there scaring parents to death! It's ridiculous! Don't put a blanket or stuffed animal in your baby's bed or they'll die. Don't let your kid ride a bike without a helmet or they'll die. Don't let your kid wait for you in the car while you run into the store or they'll die. Don't let your kid ride in the car without a seat belt or they'll die. Don't let your kid play unsupervised or they'll die. Lock your toilet, fridge, dryer, washer, cabinets, and doors, or your kid will die. Cover every single outlet in your house (even the ones up high above cabinets!) or your kid will die. NEVER give your kid cold medicine, or they'll die.

REALLY???? How about some common sense to keep our kids from dying???

Oh, sorry. I am SO not saying anything against you, Accutane!!! The safety crazies make me.... well.... CRAZY!!

I think if your daughter hasn't had any issues with the bubble baths, there's no reason you should make her stop.

 
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Our kids miss out on so many great childhood experiences these days because the Safety Police are out there scaring parents to death! It's ridiculous! Don't put a blanket or stuffed animal in your baby's bed or they'll die. Don't let your kid ride a bike without a helmet or they'll die. Don't let your kid wait for you in the car while you run into the store or they'll die. Don't let your kid ride in the car without a seat belt or they'll die. Don't let your kid play unsupervised or they'll die. Lock your toilet, fridge, dryer, washer, cabinets, and doors, or your kid will die. Cover every single outlet in your house (even the ones up high above cabinets!) or your kid will die. NEVER give your kid cold medicine, or they'll die.

REALLY???? How about some common sense to keep our kids from dying???

Oh, sorry. I am SO not saying anything against you, Accutane!!! The safety crazies make me.... well.... CRAZY!!

I think if your daughter hasn't had any issues with the bubble baths, there's no reason you should make her stop.
I agree. I have 4 kids and the three oldest (1 boy age 6, twin girls age 3) have all had bubble baths. The girls I did take some extra care to keep it as a once a week treat and had no issues. Our pediatrician basically said it was OK for the girls as long as we kept it to a once a week or less and/or as long as they didn't show signs of problems.

I grew up in the 80s (born in 1976) and took bubble baths all the time. Never had UTIs and in fact never had one until a few years ago.

I could go on and on about the things we did as kids that are thought of as being sooooooooo horrible these days...

 
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Re: Bubble Bath and 3 Year Old

I think it just depends on the child. I too used to take bubble baths as a kid - LOVED them!!! Of course, I wanted the same experience for my daughter. Sadly though, she used to get UTIs from them. She also has eczema, but I don't know if that is a contributing factor?

Right now, we use Dove Unscented because that seems to be great with her skin.

If you're looking for a fun bath experience, you can try those Crayola bath colors in the tub. Now when Madeline takes baths, I ask, "What color bath do you want?" Lol
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Our kids miss out on so many great childhood experiences these days because the Safety Police are out there scaring parents to death! It's ridiculous! Don't put a blanket or stuffed animal in your baby's bed or they'll die. Don't let your kid ride a bike without a helmet or they'll die. Don't let your kid wait for you in the car while you run into the store or they'll die. Don't let your kid ride in the car without a seat belt or they'll die. Don't let your kid play unsupervised or they'll die. Lock your toilet, fridge, dryer, washer, cabinets, and doors, or your kid will die. Cover every single outlet in your house (even the ones up high above cabinets!) or your kid will die. NEVER give your kid cold medicine, or they'll die.

REALLY???? How about some common sense to keep our kids from dying???

Oh, sorry. I am SO not saying anything against you, Accutane!!! The safety crazies make me.... well.... CRAZY!!

I think if your daughter hasn't had any issues with the bubble baths, there's no reason you should make her stop.
I do agree that parents know there children best - and are perfectly capable of making decisions in regards to their childs safety. On the flip side - some of the safety crazy things mentioned in this post are killing children week by week. I agree sometimes it seems over the top - I just take what makes sense and ignore the health messages that sound silly. BUT if the doctor/ health professional can back there advice with good sound rationale, I would take it on board - better to be safe than sorry.

 
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