When my son was very small, I bathed him in the kitchen sink. It was so much easier on my back, and he fit in there so nicely! But at some point I switched over to bathing him in the tub. I guess I just figured that he was a "big boy" now, and that was what big boys did. And you know what? He stopped getting so many baths! Because I hate giving tub baths. And I especially hate giving tub baths when I'm too pregnant to bend over. :)
Happily, I have now found the solution to this dilemma. Jonathan gets baths in the sink again. Yes, he's a toddler, but he still fits! I got the idea first because he likes to play in the sink while I'm cooking, and second (and most recently) because he also likes to take all his clothes (including his diaper) off while playing in the sink. So now the body wash resides in the kitchen, and my son is cleaner than in past months. :)
The beautiful thing is that while Jonathan plays in the sink, I can turn the kitchen into baking central. Fresh bread, muffins, etc., all can be made with minimal hassle while Jonathan is occupied. As long as he gets to play in running water and taste my wares, he will be happy for as many as two hours. Two hours!!!! This is also a good time to put dinner together in the crock pot, since often Jonathan needs more focused attention in the afternoons when I'd normally be cooking dinner.
It works for me! Check out Shannon's blog for more great ideas!