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Tale Grude

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Hi!

I just got myself a little Sphynx kitten a week a go. And she's gotten a bit dirty, so I feel like it's time for her first bath. But she has never had bath before. So I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to proceed the first time I'm giving my little girl a bath?
 

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@Tale Grude Here is a great video that will help you get started! Members will be able to help with suggestions if it does not go well. Just be consistent and in control. I love using exfoliating gloves! Just open video below.


Good luck,

Patti
 

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I agree, exfoliating gloves are very helpful. Not only do they get them very clean, they also help with holding on to your kitten (they get very slippery haha).
Make sure you have everything ready and let her know you are in charge. Good luck!
 

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exfoliating gloves not only help scrub but allow you to keep a good grip on your baby!


Good luck and let us know how it goes :D
 

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Hope your baby is a waterbabe like my Blue, it makes life so much easier, i use johnsons baby products & talk to Blue the whole time, you might want to try clipping your babys nails before the bath then when your finished have earbuds & babywipes to hand, i clean the ears after the bath while holding blue like a baby wrapped in a towel ( preferably nice & warm pff the radiater ;) ), then polish up his toe nails with a baby wipe, get rid off all that nasty poo-gunk...good luck & happy bathtime :) xxx
 

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It's also good to squirt Epi optic cleaner into the ears and massage the ears, one by one before the bath.
After bath, keep them wrapped up in the towel and take your wash cloth and clean all you can from inside
their ears. Then, take a q-tip and get the little crevices just, don't go where you can't see.
 

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It's also good to squirt Epi optic cleaner into the ears and massage the ears, one by one before the bath.
After bath, keep them wrapped up in the towel and take your wash cloth and clean all you can from inside
their ears. Then, take a q-tip and get the little crevices just, don't go where you can't see.

Writing this one down in my notes. So many notes. heee. Thank you.
 

Tale Grude

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Thanks for all your tips! It went surprisingly well! And hopfully it won't get harder to give her a bath in the future, he he. But I am finding it a bit hard to clip and clean her nails properly without her wiggiling. I'm always so scared that I'll clip the quick..
 

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That is great the bath went well! You will get used to the whole routine in no time. Your baby probably senses you are nervous during the clipping time and figures they just might have a chance to wiggle away...lol. Not sure if you are wrapping them in a towel when you clip them nails, but it helps to have them wrapped tightly and one foot at a time comes out to be clipped.

patti
 

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I washed her yesterday and she is already getting dirty again.. Haha! Which I guess isn't that weird considering that most of the dirt she gets on her comes from the cat litter, and she gotta go potty so I guess there is no avoiding it :p
 

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You could try a low dust litter. I haven't used this one yet, but it's been recommended by a couple people to me:

Cats Pride
 

Tale Grude

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Yeah, maybe. It's just that except for a little dust I'm very happy with the cat litter I'm using. I'm using Øko Pluss. It's flushable, eco-friendly, non-toxic and made out of natural plant material :) and I don't think it's really all that dusty. I just think that because the cat is hairless and has a bit oily skin, she's a magnet for the dust :p
 

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I just realized you're in Norway! So sorry... linking to a Western litter. haha. Øko Pluss sounds great. We have similar here which I should look into as well! Cheers and happy weekend.
 
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