momstown Hamilton had a great discussion on their private moms message board about how their babies and toddlers like to stand up in the bathtub. Some mamas have indicated they are having trouble trying to stop their baby from standing in the tub constantly.
Here is the great advice from real moms who have tried these suggestions!
1. Just take them out and finish the bath with a cloth. Most babies love the bath and often don't want to get out. Therefore, they might learn very quickly this way that if they don't listen, bath time is over.
2. Get right in there with them! This might not be the most practical option but if you can it will be a fun and special time for you both. You should never be more than an arms length away from your child in the tub anyway so this really fixes things. Just make sure you have prepared your supplies ahead of time so you don't have to get out to grab the towel or other supplies.
3. Try the inflatable safety duck. This inflatable duck not only tells you when the water is too hot but it also provides a safe, padded area for the child to be confined in the big tub. It's pictured above but you can find more information about it here.
4. A bath seat or ring. Now while many people think they are banned here in Canada they are not, they are however listed on a product safety list. One thing to remember about this product is that it is NOT a safety product. They will make it easier for you to keep a grip on your bath monkey - please never, never trust these enough to leave your baby for a second - even if it has a suction.
5. Finally, the one suggestion I have heard most often to be a lifesaver in the tub... use a laundry basket! The holes allow it to fill with water. It's small enough that baby might not be inclined to try and wander around, and even if they do stand up it will be less slippery than the bathtub.