No Bathtub In Sight

When I wrote “Staying In A Hostel…“, an article about staying in a hostel with children, I mentioned that during your traveling career, there may be a few times when you are required to give an infant a shower instead of a bath. There may not always be a bathtub or large sink around, and if you are by yourself, this is even more tricky.

This an example of what you might encounter in a hostel or hotel room in Europe. Notice there is only a shower, and no bathtub.

The last time I stayed in a hostel was in Subotica, Serbia, when my youngest daughter was about 7 months old. I stayed there with my two girls while my husband stayed back with the main group, sleeping in sleeping bags on the church floor. We were on a four day mission trip, and my girls were totally exhausted and in need of a bath. My oldest daughter is a pro at taking showers because we haven’t lived in a place with a bathtub for most of her life, so that was not an issue. However, when I went to bathe my younger daughter, I realized that I was used to having Travis around to help me during this very slippery procedure. But, she needed a bath, so I decided just to go for it. It wasn’t the most elegant moment in my life, but she was clean. For your traveling pleasure, here is a run down of how to give a baby a bath when you are by yourself, in a room that is not equipped for this task.

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