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April 20, 2017

To Spit bath or Not to spit bath. That is the question.

April 20, 2017
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Seriously friends. Do you ever give your kids a spit bath? Truly I have no idea the feedback I’m going to get.

Is it gross? Yes, I suppose it is. But when a 7 year old washes her face at home and then eats her breakfast on the run without wet wipes handy, what’s a mom to do besides spit on her thumb and wipe away the crusties on her baby’s face? Am I right or am I right?

The funny thing is – I’m actually not joking. Strangely enough, I do this on a regular basis. The only reason I bring it up is because I need to know – do I cease this quick & easy method immediately or can she just naturally grow out of it? The other day during one of our make-shift bath sessions, her little friend inquired about it.

Our Conversation:

What are you doing?  

What do you mean? Cleaning her cheeks with my thumb? 

Yes. Why are you doing that?

Oh, I’m wiping her face off. (all the while, Evie is just contently taking her spit bath like the little kitten I’ve trained her to be.) Why? Doesn’t your mom ever give you a spit bath?

Umm No.

At this point, all I could do was laugh. And this particular time I wasn’t even really going to town on her face. It was just a little tiny spot removal. This kid would’ve been totally disgusted to witness the aftermath of a gooey PB&J or a melty ice cream cone.

I promise, we really do wash her face – it just looks like we don’t. Like ever. Obviously, she’s a messy eater and needs to be cleaned up. So what’s a disorganized and some-what scattered mom supposed to do in a time like this?  Sigh. As I type this, I realize how nasty my mama-cat cleaning procedure really is. Soo I’ve probably already answered my own question.

But, come on, am I really the only mom that does this??

OK, I have one last question, on the bright side it’s not gross. Have you stopped by the shop this week to check out our new arrivals? All I can say is long live the comfy trend!! Can I get an AMEN?!

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4 comments

  1. This is hilariously true. Something we just don’t talk about as moms but instinctively do? My kids have brought up the gross factor but I quickly come back with “I carried you inside my belly- our germs are the same”. Lol

  2. I believe I have taken this to the next level. When Carsten was old enough to reject my spit I would make her lick her own finger and then guide said finger to the messy spot. Haha.

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