More Ideas on How to Make Kids' Bathtimes Fun
My kids have a love/hate relationship with water. There are times when I feel like pulling out my hair would be less traumatic than trying to wash theirs. Here are a few tips and products to make washing less painful (and more fun) for your little ones.
2. Use movie tie-ins to your advantage. I owe The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo a huge thank you. Because of those two movies, I was able to convince my kids to wash even on days when they would've rather eaten brussel sprouts rolled in liverwurst. "Come be a mermaid" or "let's go swimming with Nemo" are a lot more pleasant phrases to coerce your kids into the tub than, "come on, you need to wash." We also have an assortment of movie-related bath toys, including the singing Ariel pictured above, who has beautiful hair but doesn't sound very much like the sweet-voiced Ariel of the movie fame, and a set of Finding Nemo squirters.
3. Bubbles, bubbles everywhere. Though I've heard that bubble bath soap can make a child more prone to urinary tract infections, it's still good stuff. Even when my kids have refused to wash or screamed in terror, it all subsided when they saw the amazing amount of white, fluffy bubbles Mommy created for them to play with. My son was really into the Disney Pixar film Cars for the longest time and the car-shaped "bottle" of bubble bath I bought for him as a stocking stuffer one Christmas was a big hit. The wheels roll and it looks just like a toy car since it has a bumper/spoiler piece that snaps over the screw-on cap.
4. Storytime in the tub. Books are a huge part of my family's life and having a few cute waterproof bath books has definitely helped make bathtime fun over the years. They're great for infants to gnaw on and squeeze and terrific for toddler's short attention span storytimes. We have one bath book from Baby Einstein that even teaches a little about buoyancy.
I hope some of these tips and products help you make bathtime more enjoyable for your little one.
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