First Baby Bath – My Captured Moment

It’s link time again with Heledd over at Running in Lavender.

My Captured Moment for this week is a photo of my husband bathing baby Reimer for the first time in our humble home.


I find that moment worth cherishing because being first time parents, my husband and I had no idea what bringing up a child was all about back then.  We only knew it involved huge responsibility both financially and physically in general.  However,  it was the specifics of parental responsibility that surprisingly shocked us both.  The likes of simply giving baby a bath was actually an essential part of it.

Looking back to that time, I was truly glad and thankful to my dear husband, as he was more courageous than me.  I have to say, he happily embraced his fatherhood from the very first day.  Meanwhile, it was me who was such a coward, I was too scared to do it.  It was made worse as I was still aching with my post C-section incision.

I remembered from this photo, where we used to live in our old one bedroom house where there was not enough room to swing a cat.  That we even had him bathed in our living room, we just make do with using the ironing board as a stand for the baby bath.  It was a nerve-wracking first time experience and yet absolutely rewarding especially for him.  It definitely paid off the sweats he had!

When our little lady was newly born, he also did the same.  He gave her the first bath at home.  Should I be embarrassed of myself?! I guess so.  But on the other hand, I’m so proud of him.
Honestly, I have a discreet grin on my face looking at this photo now.  It shows how we’ve learned a lot as parents and how we progressed as a family too.
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14 thoughts on “First Baby Bath – My Captured Moment

  • Such a beautiful photo and special memory – way to go Dad! #MyCapturedMoment x

  • My husband has always bathed the kids, it’s his time with them during the week. What a lovely memory of a very first bath x #mycapturedmoment

    • ReimerandRuby

      Now it made me think that dads are probably good in bathing babies, lol. Anyway, Thanks for the nice comment!

  • def shouldn’t be embarassed why shouldn’t dads have a first time at something, that’s lovely #mycapturedmoment

    • ReimerandRuby

      Yes I totally agree, I think it’s their turn to take part as we have carried babies for 9 months already. Thank you!

  • Lovely photo! You’re right, the first few days after the baby was born can be completely overwhelming! Most of us don’t have much contact with newborns before we’ve got one. The Tubblet had her first bath with one of us doing it and the other reading out bits of some baby book so we did it right!

    • ReimerandRuby

      It was nerve-wracking, isn’t it? we laid everything in the sofa ready for bathing… it seems funny looking back at it now. Anyway, Thank you for the lovely comment!

  • Such a lovely photo to look back on and what a fab Daddy! #mycapturedmoment

  • That truly is a memorable moment. I still remember clearly when we gave our daughter her first bath – so special, but at the same time we were afraid of doing something wrong. #MyCapturedMoment

    • ReimerandRuby

      Giving baby first bath definitely is scary but it’s part of parents learning process. Thanks for dropping by!

  • Heledd - Running in Lavender

    The first bath is such an event isn’t it? I remember feeling so nervous with my eldest, as I was convinced I’d drop her head under the water. Such a cute moment! Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xxx

    • ReimerandRuby

      I felt the same, so scary… just as well my hubby done it, such a relief! Thanks for dropping by!

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