Let's Make Bath Time Fun!
Making bath time fun for toddlers and babies
While most of the time our babies and toddlers love a bath, sometimes they can
become tedious, and your little toddler or baby just isn’t interested. Bath time can be a challenging experience for parents with toddlers and babies. However, with the right tips and ideas, you can make it a fun and enjoyable experience for both you and your child. In this blog, we'll provide you with some tips and ideas to make bath time fun for your little ones.
Incorporating singing is one of the best ways to make bath time fun for toddlers and babies. You can sing your child's favourite nursery rhymes, songs, or even create your own bath time songs. Singing can help soothe and calm your child while also making the experience more enjoyable. It's also a great opportunity to teach your child new songs and help them develop their language skills. Plus, singing is also a powerful bonding interaction with your baby or toddler.
Bring Some Stacking Toys
Toys can make bath time more exciting for toddlers and babies. Bring some
waterproof toys such as rubber duckies, boats, or any toy that can float. You can
also try silicone stacking toys that your child can stack, squeeze, and even chew on safely. Unlike other toys, these can easily be cleaned in the dishwasher on the top shelf. Toys can help distract your child and keep them engaged, making bath time more enjoyable. Just make sure you dry thoroughly after use.
Make it Bubbly
Adding bubbles to the bath can make it more playful for your child. You can use a bubble bath solution or create your own by adding a small amount of liquid soap to the water. Make sure that the soap is gentle on your child's skin and doesn't cause any irritation. The bubbles will make the water more exciting, and your child will love popping them. Bubble baths are a sensory experience for your child.
Use Gentle Wash
It is essential to use a gentle and mild wash for your child's delicate skin during bath time. Look for baby-friendly products that are free of harsh chemicals, fragrances, and dyes. A good option is Elements by Optiphi gentle body and hair wash. It's a scientifically formulated wash that cleanses and nourishes your child's skin without causing irritation.
Try a Duplo Bath
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Duplo is a popular building toy that can be used in the bath. You can create a Duplo bath by placing the building blocks on the side of the bath or floating them in the water. Your child can build structures and have fun while also enjoying the bath. Duplo is an excellent toy to enhance your child's creativity and problem-solving skills. This one is a great afternoon activity for toddlers that need a reset – just look up Lego bath for lots of examples.
In an ideal world, every bath time will be a fun and enjoyable experience for both you and your child. By incorporating singing, toys, adding bubbles, using a gentle wash and trying a Duplo bath are all great ways to make bath time a part of your child's daily routine they look forward to. Remember to always supervise your child during bath time and ensure their safety.
Get ready to turn bath time into playtime! Tag us on Instagram @freddy.and.co in your bath time fun 😃🧼