Ever had that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach after your baby had her bath?
You know that moment when your baby is squeaky clean and dressed in her onesie, ready for bed?
Your partner has grabbed the baby and her favorite book, leaving you to tackle the bathtub. And you’re wondering if it’s ok to leave it till the next morning.
Of course, it is, but the job will be harder the next day. Don’t stress, though.
Instead, let me share a few secrets on how to clean out your baby’s bathtub so quickly, efficiently, and safely, you’re back in time to read baby’s second story.
You see, my friend passed me on some very useful tricks for cleaning out my baby’s bathtub. Once I learned these hacks, it didn’t bother me when my partner sloped off with our baby. They were so simple, I wish she’d shared them before.
Now you too can use them and keep bath time magical. Just follow these simple hacks.
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5 hacks for how to clean out your baby’s bathtub
1. When should I do this?
Don’t delay. Clean out your baby’s bathtub straight after bath time, and never right before you’re giving your baby a bath. That way, it has had plenty of time to dry and dissipate any chemical’s fumes before your baby’s next use. Although I would advise you not to use harsh chemicals when you can use much safer, not to mention, cheaper solutions instead. Which ones? Just keep reading.
2. Quick and safe solutions
There are a few cheap and safe solutions you can use. Based on my friend’s advice I prefer the first one, but you might like to give the other ones a try.
There are a few affordable and reliable solutions you can use. Based on my friend’s advice, I prefer the first one, but you might like to give the other ones a try.
- Distilled vinegar is your friend here. Mix equal parts of vinegar and tap water and pour this into a spray bottle. I find this glass one great.
- Use lemon and a little salt.
- If you prefer to sue a shop-bought cleaner, make sure it’s an all-natural and organic one.
- If you’re looking to do a deep clean, use a paste from baking soda and tap water.
3. Use cloths that get the job done
Microfiber cloths are great for this job. You will need a couple, preferably three, to wipe and to dry the tub. These ones will do the job.
4. How to clean out your baby’s bathtub in a jiffy
If you’re using the vinegar solution/organic cleaner in a spray bottle, spray the inside of the tub.
With the baking soda paste, make sure you cover the entire tub with your cloth.
If the lemon is your preferred option, sprinkle the salt inside the whole tub.
Please wait a few minutes and give it a thorough rinse. You want to make sure there is absolutely no residue left inside the tub.
5. Important, don’t forget…
To dry off the bath with one of your microfiber cloths. Dry both the inside and outside until it’s bone dry before you put it away, to stop mold from forming.
So there you have it, my super simple cleaning hacks for how to clean out your baby’s bathtub. If you’re now wondering how you can make your baby’s bath time more magical, have a look at our pick of the safest and eco-friendly bath toys or go straight to our bath books review.
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