When it is bath time for toddlers, it can become a nightmare for parents. You have a perfect bath routine(1) but you cannot do it properly because your toddler seems to have a difficult time.
And with time, you notice that this difficult time happens every time you try to give your infant a bath.
You realize that there is a big chance that your toddler just hates to take a bath.
What are the solutions to make bath time fun for your infant?
In between the wash and the hair shampooing, you can do some fun tricks to keep your toddler entertained. Doing so distracts them from the fact that they are actually being bathed.
Another good trick is that the more they enjoy themselves, the more that they will look forward to bath time.
In the process, you also get to have a relaxing time while bathing your little one.
Have we piqued your curiosity? Are you also excited to have an enjoyable time with your kid? Then keep on reading to find out more.
Your baby is surely very inquisitive.
To make a bath more interesting, you can use household items such as measuring cups, plastic cups, measuring spoons, and plastic pans to act pour water on his head.
You can also make baths more fun by using baking tools such as slotted spoons, cupcake pans, and even whisks. Just make sure that you childproof it first. It may be a plus if these items are colorful and eye-catching.
Your child will surely have fun exploring how these items work.
Paint or crayons on the wall might be any parent’s nightmare, but there are ways of bending this rule. Usually, our bathroom wall is made of tiles and that makes the perfect canvas for removable markers. Your child can draw on the wall while you scrub away!
In order to do this, make sure that you are using non-permanent markers.
You can also find coloring materials that are designed to be used during toddler bath time. If you do not want to shell out money, you can always DIY by using shaving cream mixed with puffy paint.
Further, you do not have to worry about cleaning up since you are already in a wet environment. All you have to do is to rinse and wipe it dry.
There is nothing that spells out fun more than bathwater that looks like you are in a pool park. You can do the simplest things like taking a bubble bath. You just have to make sure that there are no harsh chemicals or overbearing scents that might irritate your child’s skin.
You can also color your bath water by using bath bombs. There are really some cool ones that can maintain the fizz even after they are dissolved. Better yet, you can let your toddler place the bath bomb so that he or she can see how it is done.
But again a word of caution, make sure that these bath products will not cause irritation or harm, so always follow the instructions on how they should be used.
Your toddler might be tired of his or her old bath toys. Maybe it is time for you to give him or her a new one. This is really not difficult because most bath toys do not cost a lot of money. And some interesting bath toys have vibrant colors and can produce sound.
You should also make sure that they float. Indeed, once they sink, your child might slip on it or sit on it and that might be painful. Also, interactive bath toys that work well with water like water flutes(2) or bubble blowers are great fun.
Another interesting idea is to play with your child and pretend that you are going fishing. You can purchase toy fish that can float on water and then get a net or something similar. You can challenge your child to a game of whoever catches the most fish.
Toddlers love to play with other toddlers. Even if they do not have bath toys, if they have someone in the bathtub with them, they are going to have a good time.
But before doing this, you have to establish some simple ground rules like no pushing, no standing, and running around the bathtub.
While the two of them are entertaining each other, you can thoroughly bathe them because they are distracted. On the other hand, for those who do not have a sibling or even a friend, try using a doll.
Just make sure that the doll is not so heavy that it might suffocate your child if it falls on his or her head.
Having fun during bath time for toddlers is extremely easy and it does not need to cost you a lot of money! Just remember to find something that can catch their interest so that they can do those things while you wash them. Further, doing these fun things can also be a way of learning for your toddler.
You can explain how these toys work or how the household items are used. Moreover, since there will be lots of colors, they can master naming the colors that they see.
About the AuthorBarbara is a full-time mom of 3 children and a part-time blogger since 2018. She likes to write on various topics about motherhood. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves French pastries, reads a lot, also enjoys crafts and Montessori activities.