Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Family Cruising
Register Forgot Password?

Family Cruising Discuss family cruising - kids programs, babysitting, infant care, etc.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 10th, 2005, 11:08 AM
Posts: n/a
Default Bathing a preschooler on the Caribbean Princess

Im just wondering how im going to give my 4yo daughter a bath on board...Any ideas?? She really is afraid of the shower and I dont think the swimming pools are a good substitute for soap and water...

Any clever ideas out there??
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 10th, 2005, 03:10 PM
Luisa Frey Gaynor
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Bathing a preschooler on the Caribbean Princess

Actually on all crusie ships, the shower head comes off to be a European styled shower nozzle so you can direct the water away from the child's face very easily. My 3 year won't shower at home but recently did on a cruise.
Smooth sailing,
Luisa Frey Gaynor
Family Cruise Editor
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 10th, 2005, 09:44 PM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Bathing a preschooler on the Caribbean Princess

Thank you Luisa, That is very encouraging to hear. I bet she will even think that is FUN!!

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 11th, 2005, 05:05 PM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Bathing a preschooler on the Caribbean Princess

I always gave my kids a bath that way when they were young, they actually used to love to hold the nozzle themselves. It was great fun for them and quite the novelty. I must say it was very easy to wash their hair. Have a great trip.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old May 19th, 2005, 06:58 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 825
Default Re: Bathing a preschooler on the Caribbean Princess

I was also going to say let them hold the nozzle. My son got a kick out of that as he loved to spray everything, including me! I held it when I needed to rinse him off, but now he does it (I only do if he misses a spot). Also, if you can, adjust the spray so it comes out gently, not hard and fast. If shes worried about the water running down into her eyes, look for a foam visor (think Ive seen one in Leaps and Bounds, or One Step Ahead) that she can wear.

Maybe you can start practicing at home now. They sell the removable nozzles pretty cheap now. I replaced the shower head in his bath at home with one (mainly to wash the dog in winter). I would let my son play in the tub, then at the end I used the nozzle to clean him up. At first he was scared and would only use showers that had a removable nozzle when we traveled. It didnt take long though and he was having fun in all showers. Now I cant get him out and he prefers a shower over a bath.


AHC-Hawaiian Islands
PCL-Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal
12/02 RCI-Enchantment-Western Caribbean
12/03 RCI-Navigator-Western Caribbean
12/04 RCI-Mariner-Eastern Caribbean
12/05 RCI-Brilliance-Panama Canal
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old June 27th, 2005, 09:09 AM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Bathing a preschooler on the Caribbean Princess

I have not done it yet, but I am planning to get one of those inflateable bathtubs (babiesrus or target) and put it in the shower. Other crusiers have said they did this.
Reply With Quote


caribbean, cruise, cruises, head, preschooler, preschoolers, princess, shower

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Preschooler on HAL mellyrn137 Holland America 3 September 4th, 2007 10:54 PM
Bathing a preschooler on CP?? fabmommy Princess Cruise Lines 3 May 16th, 2005 11:03 PM
Who has taken their preschooler on a cruise in Sept??? Suzanne74 Family Cruising 2 March 16th, 2005 12:20 PM
BATHING SUITS A GUY Carnival Cruise Lines 16 January 16th, 2003 05:27 PM
Topless Bathing becky Princess Cruise Lines 3 February 17th, 2002 02:34 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:08 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1