My husband and I cruise on Carnival ever year for my birthday. Last year we had a baby girl, Isabella. Since I'm addicted to cruising, I booked a cruise for the 3 of us this year on the Carnival Vista. I have a balcony stateroom on the Lido deck but there is no tub to bath my toddler. Do you guys have any suggestions? I searched the forum for topics about cruising with small children and I've only read negative comments. Do you guys have any tips that will help us. Our daughter will be 19 months old when we cruise this October. All suggestions are welcomed.

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I think it would be great to bring a 19 month old on board except for the bathtub issue. Are there any cabins that do have a bathtub in that category? They have those Stokke flexi-baths at Target depending on the size of your 19 month old--they collapse and will fit easily in your room---not perfect but .... My twin girls are almost 5 now but we've been on a couple of cruises---I like the convenience of not having to pick restaurants or get them in and out of carseats all the time..that's why there are so many kids on cruiseships--it's so convenient for families!

On the Vista, they have what they call half tubs in the Family Harbor Staterooms and I think they also have balconies. I would call and check with Carnival.

Many moons ago when I had a toddler and went to the beach / ocean regularly - I learned the "hose and go" routine worked best ... we'd get in the shower (bathing suits and all) - hose off - strip off the toddler's suit - hose off and pass to the parent waiting outside the shower lol.

Toddlers are soooooo tired after a day in the sun and sand that a calming relaxing bath is not needed as a normal "unwinding" routine. Practice it before you go so the toddler is used to it.

Well, since you have a balcony, tie some paracord around her ankles and dip her in the water. Not while the ship is moving of course, but while in port.

Pull her up, soap her, and dip her again. Repeat as necessary.

I'm still wondering if Todd. Has a Toddler out there somewhere....ive been careful but.....Yummy

It's can find anything on the internet Big Smile. I googled and found there are portable bathtubs for toddlers. Some blow up, others are rigid containers that fold flat for travel...Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon.

Have a great cruise.

Too funny!

You could always travel on Holland America, they have bathtubs. Just a suggestion.

My daughter is 2 and luckily doesn't mind showers but I did have one of those blow up tubs that they sell at Walmart. Super easy and they pack up really easy!

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