How to Take a Bath By Yourself for Single Moms
Try these free ideas for getting a bath kind of by yourself.
1. Put the little human in a swing, pack and play or highchair in front of the tub.
2. Guilt your trusted relatives into 1/2 hour babysitting gigs.
3. Arrange to get off early so they're still in daycare while you enjoy an hour of alone time.
4. Let them watch a cartoon and keep an eye on the little wildlings with a camera on your phone.
Read: Because deep down I am a dirty pervert I like to bring paranormal erotic novels in the tub with me. if I'm feeling more brain than perv I go with Buddhist or Jewish books.
Some of my favorite books for bath time are easy, witty reads that I can pick up when and where ever I have time. Try Shorter Than The Wick on amazon.
Facials: Give yourself a facial. I have even done a facial while bathing with my son. He commanded some of the mud for himself and then we sang with whalelina the whale bath toy until it was dry.
Scrubs and oils: Make a sugar scrub or pour an oil bath to soften up your skin.
Care for yourself so you can love the new mommyhood you. I have found great joy and great exhaustion in motherhood. Reminding myself to take a breath and let my son play in his play pin so I can sit for a moment is hard. But believing in our value as people as well as mothers is all a part of being loving towards the whole family, ourselves included.