we did sponge baths until her belly button raisin fell off, & then we finally braved her first real bath. we are borrowing the wash pod from rachel & jeffrey that they used for paige. it fits great in our new kitchen sink! elaina wasn't quite sure about being sat in the water, but she didn't fuss about it. she hasn't loved sponge baths, so we're glad she seemed to be okay with the bath. my favorite part was wrapping her in the sweet baby towel & how crazy her hair looks afterwards [not pictured].