Bath Time Gone Wrong
This weekend I gave Baby MPB a bath. This is a pretty regular occurrence in our household now that we are dappling in solid foods. In fact, his attempts are so messy that every single time he eats/plays with his food we just give him a bath.
And we’ve given up the baby bath, he just goes straight to the kitchen sink. We have a routine and it seems to be working.
Until I screwed up.
You see, I had the water running while I was extracting Baby MPB from his high chair. And, I guess the water kept warming up and I didn’t think to check before I put him under the running water.
He screamed like I’ve never heard him scream before.
Thankfully we don’t plug the drain for kitchen sink baths so I didn’t put him into a pool of hot water. The hot water just hit one leg, and I quickly turned it to freezing cold water knowing that it would help cool him off.
Mr. MPB was asleep at the time. So. Clearly I ran upstairs with a dripping wet baby and woke him up in a panic as I debated taking Baby MPB to the hospital to be looked over by a medical professional (and to officially crowned the worst mother in the world).
Mr. MPB being slightly more level headed decided he’d looked over Baby MPB before I rushed him ti the hospital. He quickly confirmed that he couldn’t even tell which leg was hit with the hot water as evidently there was no mark what-so-ever. All the while Baby MPB was happily reaching for Mr. MPB’s to play and didn’t seem phased by the entire event.
So, no trip to the emergency room. Thankfully.
Instead, I am crowning myself the worst mother in the world, at least in that moment.
And, I am never giving Baby MPB a bath in warm water again. It’s cold water from this point on. Sorry kid.
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