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How to Clean an Infant's Bathtub

You can bathe an infant in a kitchen or bathroom sink lined with a soft, white cloth or towel to cushion the baby and avoid slippage. Another method involves the use of a high-tech plastic tub equipped with sidewall drains and a digital thermometer to ensure a constant flow of clean, temperature-controlled water. Still others use a plastic baby bathtub sloped to accommodate a semi-prone infant in a safe, comfortable position. Regular cleaning of any of these is essential for a bacteria-free bathing environment.

Keep a baby bathtub free of soap scum and potentially harmful bacteria.

Step 1

Fill one spray bottle with distilled vinegar and another with hydrogen peroxide.

Step 2

Spray distilled vinegar onto the bathing surface and wipe the area clean with a dry, microfiber cloth.

Step 3

Spray the tub with a mist of hydrogen peroxide and wipe dry with a clean microfiber cloth. The combination of distilled vinegar and hydrogen peroxide will kill more bacteria than chlorine bleach and is much safer for baby's sensitive skin.

Step 4

Scour soap scum from the tub using the two spray in steps 3 and 4. Substitute plastic netting for the microfiber cloth to remove stubborn scum from the tub's surface.

About the Author

Kevin Ann Reinhart, a retired teacher-librarian, has written professionally since 1976. Reinhart first published in "Writers' Undercover" Cambridge Writers Collective II. She has a bachelor's degree in English and religious studies from the University of Waterloo and a librarian specialist certificate from Queen's University and the University of Toronto.