We started out a little rough, but Arya has finally decided that taking a bath is fun.
Baby loves taking a bath. She gets excited when we get ready for bath time. Once inside the tub she starts splashing around and giggling.
A few weeks ago Arya was just tolerating bath time, but now she really enjoys the whole experience.
Mommy fills a red bucket with warm water and relies on a big pitcher to pour water from the bucket into the blue tub. Since the tub has skid-resistant backing, baby can just lie back and play during her whole bath.
Luckily we never had to come up with fancy routines to keep baby entertained at bath time. She likes playing with warm water so she keeps herself entertained while we use gentle baby shampoo to get her clean. When she is particularly dirty we have to apply the shampoo more than once, but it seems safer to use more of the gentle product rather than use a potentially-unsafe product.
As our daughter gets older she seems to get more excited to play in the water. Some parents have taken their babies to swimming lessons from as early as five weeks and we are considering having Arya take a swim class some time during the summer. For now she enjoys a bi-weekly play session in the bath tub.