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.
Fill one spray bottle with distilled vinegar and another with hydrogen peroxide.
Spray distilled vinegar onto the bathing surface and wipe the area clean with a dry, microfiber cloth.
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.
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.
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.
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