Wyatt's Web Site

                     Home Page

What's New


What is SMA?

For Parents

Family and Friends



Each infant stricken with SMA, Type I is different.   We have included this only for your information.  All medical decisions should be made in conjunction with your doctor.



There are many infant bathtubs out there.  We found that they all offer fairly good angle and body support.  However, we did make use of rolled bath towels to support Wyatt's head in a semi-upright position.  It is a good idea to make sure that the infant bathtub you decide on is deep enough to submerge your baby up to the chest at least.  Wyatt loved his bath and the deeper the water the more he was able to move freely on his own. 

bullet"BIG BATH"

Wyatt loved his baths almost as much as he loved to be held.  We would take him "swimming" in our regular bathtub.  We filled the tub with lots of bubbles and 90 degree water.  Then while one of us was sitting in the tub, the other would hand Wyatt to them and we would submerge Wyatt up to his neck and gently support his neck and bottom.  Then we would sit back and enjoy his smile and and watch him delight in his sudden freedom of movement.  Wyatt would really go to town moving his arms and legs all over the place.  His smile never got bigger than when he was in the bathtub.   We did a lot of videotaping of these baths and now enjoy watching Wyatt's amazement and pride when he figured out that he really could move in the water.