Kitten’s first bath

October 9, 2012


Sounds like a little golden book, doesn’t it? Everything went smoothly, but I wish I would have read these instructions from WebMD before we began:

Get the camera ready — like all the “firsts” to come, kitten’s first bath is a special event. In fact, every bath time can be a special time for bonding with your kitten. Cooing, singing, talking — your kitten loves the sound of your voice and thrives on your soft touch.

Kitten Bath: Getting Ready

The first bath will be a sponge bath. Pick a warm room with a flat surface, like a bathroom or kitchen counter, a changing table, or a bed. Cover the surface with a thick towel. Make sure the room temperature is at least 75 degrees Fahrenheit, because kittens chill easily.

Assemble all the kitten bath products you will need:

  • Kitten bath sponge or clean wash cloth (double-rinsed)
  • Clean blanket or bath towel (a hooded one is nice)
  • Clean diaper
  • Clean clothes
  • Vaseline and gauze (if you have a circumcised kitten)
  • Warm water (not hot)

Important: Never leave your kitten alone in a bath — not even for a moment. If you must get to the phone, the stove, or whatever, take your kitten with you.


Going to the vet tommorow

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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10 Responses to “Kitten’s first bath”

  1. Brad Said on:

    He’s so big! They grow up so fast…
    Good luck with the eyeball hairs at the vet, kitten.


  2. Lauren Said on:

    I busted up, Lloyd. At first I thought it was serious, and was thinking ‘barf!’ but I see what you did there.


    • Brad Said on:

      Hehe… I didn’t even want to mention it, in case it was some kind of oversight. But now that I see your comment, I see what he did too. 🙂


  3. Deborah Said on:

    I was very worried at first, too. You funny!


  4. Kristi Said on:

    Kittens in diapers. Now there’s a picture for you.


  5. Tammy Said on:

    Oh my goodness -- they are huge! In the picture, Sarge looks about the size of my 6 year old cat! Of course, that’s not saying a whole lot. When she was there age, we thought she might be a mini kitty -- she was so small.


  6. Peggy Said on:


    Can’t wait for kitten’s 1st day of school! Or 1st sleepover.


  7. Lauren Said on:

    He (formerly Sarge, now called Ralph) is huge! He went to the vet today for his monthly eyeball plucking and the vets say he can get neutered early, due to his dropped… boy parts.


  8. Peggy Said on:

    Lauren, have you heard of Colonel Meow? He’s apparently been viral, but I just heard of him today.


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