Whether you're a proud adherent to the attachment style of parenting or you're just trying to save time and water, co-bathing seems to be a growing topic of conversation among parents. Though the practice of bathing with your infant is hardly anything new in the animal kingdom, I've had loads of friends, who self-identify as "crunchy mamas," posting their concerns about safety on social media. From wondering about the ideal water temperature to finding the times when you can't co-bathe with a newborn, it's helpful to remember that all of parenthood is one big learning experience.
Though some friends and frenemies have criticized parents, myself included, for showering with their child, it turns out that co-bathing with a newborn is safe when it's done correctly. Common sense can play a large role here when you're preparing for your first co-bathing experience, but there are probably still some questions you might have about the whole situation.
Luckily, experts in the parenting and medical fields have provided plenty of tips, tricks, dos, and dont's when it comes to all things co-bathing related. So if you're still curious about the safety aspects, check out these times when you can't and shouldn't co-bathe with your newborn child.