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How To Keep a Baby From Pooping in the Bath Water

Pooping in a warm tub is common for babies. Keep these tips in mind to help keep your tub poop-free.


  • Step 1: Prepare yourself by having a towel nearby in case you have to remove the child suddenly.
  • Step 2: Remove the baby from the tub if an accident occurs, then clean the tub. Good luck!
  • FACT: A newborn baby can have up to 10 bowel movements a day.
  • Step 3: Let them know it's wrong to poop in the tub by removing them as soon as these signs occur.
  • Step 4: Watch for facial signs or sounds that may indicate they are getting ready to have a bowel movement.
  • Step 5: Wait an hour after feeding before giving the baby a bath.
  • TIP: Most babies have a bowel movement after eating.
  • Step 6: Pay attention to your baby's bowel movement schedule. Learn their routine and don't bathe them until after they've gone.

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