Baths and showers are very important. They are important for your hygiene as they clean you up, keep you fresh, and they relax your body as well. It is important that we get our children into the habit of taking baths from the very beginning. Obviously, they cannot do it when they are too young, so it is the responsibility of the parents to make sure they give regular baths to their children.
The question that comes to my mind here is that yes, it is okay to bathe your children and give them all the proper hygiene and clean up, but is it okay to bathe your child in a kitchen sink? I ask this because this is exactly what Reddit user u/SinkBath10 asked the members of the infamous community known as “Am I The A$$hole?“. An unavoidable circumstance came up that made OP bathe her five-week-old baby in a kitchen sink. OP’s eldest sister came in as she was bathing the young one in the kitchen sink and called her disgusting and unhygienic for it.
OP thought it was okay but the confusion in her mind made her ask people of the AITA subreddit if bathing her baby in the kitchen was the right thing to do or not. Scroll down below to read how it all went down!
1. I think all you require for a bath is water and a space to chill so shouldn’t be a problem…but let’s find out what exactly happens and then decide.
2. We have all had that one sibling who breaks literally everything he/he puts their sight on.
3. The parents are trying to make Rowan understand the difference between right and wrong but till then it is OP’s and her sisters’ responsibility to keep all breakable stuff away from Rowan.
4. The infant bath is something OP vigilantly kept away from Rowan.
5. But Rowan finally managed to get his hands on the infant bath and tore it apart.
6. OP’s parents had already told her the things they didn’t want broken should be kept away from OP. Because the bath was OP’s responsibility, her parents chose not to replace it for her.
7. One day OP’s baby had done the dirty so she decided to give them a bath in the kitchen sink as she had seen her parents do it with her sister Alisha.
8. While OP was bathing her infant in the kitchen sink, her elder sister Jo came in and found it very disgusting and unhygienic what OP was doing.
Honestly speaking I really don’t see a problem with something bathing their child in a kitchen sink. The sink acts as a tub which can be filled with water using the tap that is situated right on top. I am sure the purpose was served and OP managed to clean her baby up. If Jo has such a problem with OP cleaning her baby up like this, she should’ve bought OP a new infant bath. She knew very well that OP was not physically able to get one herself because of the injury she incurred.
I know the story is not over yet but I would declare OP was NTA.
Let’s see what happened next. Scroll down below to continue reading.
9. OP cleared she wasn’t comfortable with taking her little one in the shower or the bath without a seat…
10. Everyone had mixed opinions on the situation, some said OP was in the wrong while others defended her.
11. Confused OP wanted the public to decide if she was wrong or not.
Here’s what the AITA community members had to say about this:
12. The sink came under their responsibility., should have kept it out of reach if they didn’t want OP to bathe her baby in it.
13. Moving too fast.
14. OP had seen this method of bathing before and she only applied her learning.
15. She does. Rowan broke it so Rowan’s mother and father should replace it.
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