Mothers have been bathing their children since….
Well, since Eve gave birth to Cain? Not that those first bath times were recorded. But can you imagine it. A large leaf dipped in a quiet pool at the edge of the stream for a washcloth. A firm hold on the reluctant child. “Hold still son. This will only take a minute.”
“How long’s a minute?”
Some questions stay the same from generation to generation.
As do the actions of washing and rinsing. Cleansing. Starting fresh for a new day, week, or month.
Frozen in metal the below is one modern representation of a previous culture performing an ancient act. Only the tools change with time.