Tips for Making Bathtime Fun for Toddlers
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Oh, toddlers. They can make anything complicated. That wonderful age where even the wrong color cup could send your toddler into a tantrum that leaves you scratching (or holding) your head. Luckily, bathtime does not need to be that way. If your toddler runs and hides the moment you mention the b-word, then I’ve got your back with these tips for making bathtime fun for toddlers.
If a toddler likes blowing bubbles, then they may be thrilled to see a bath full of bubbles to splash in. All little ones are different so test it out before you fill the tub with them. Our little Bean did not know what to think about them at first but quickly warmed up to the idea.
Pool Noodle Fun
Cut up a pool noodle and throw it in the bath. We cut up different sizes but most of them were just donut shaped. Bean loved to stack them like blocks on the side of the bath. You could also show them how to pour water through them.
By the third kid, I have learned a valuable lesson. Toddlers don’t need fancy, expensive toys to have a blast. Sure, we have tons of toys but what does our two-year-old have most fun with in the bath? Regular plastic cups. He will sit there happily for an hour just filling and emptying the cup. Not that I have ever let him do that.
He was quiet for an hour. Don’t judge me.
This is one “toy” that I do recommend for the bath. Get a basic set of bath crayons and let them draw all around the tub. This brings out their creativity and keeps them occupied while they get cleaned off. Also, your artist’s masterpiece is easily cleaned up. Just wipe away with water and when your darling toddler sneaks a bath crayon in the living room to decorate the living room floor, you can easily clean that up too.
Make Washing Hair Tear Free
After all that fun, you don’t want to mess it all up when it’s come to washing your toddler’s hair. We only trust JOHNSON’S® Calming Shampoo to protect those precious eyes. It has 50% less ingredients than other soaps and shampoos and those ingredients are over 90% naturally derived.
Getting Ready for Bed
You definitely don’t want them all wound up right before bed so it is nice to have something that will help calm your toddler down and get him/her ready for bed. That is why I like using the complete Bedtime Set from JOHNSON’S®. The soothing aromas calm down and relax my little Bean so that he is ready for a good night’s rest. Plus I love that it is new and improved both inside and out.
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Beth is a stay-at-home homeschooling mom and photographer. She spends her days coming up with creative ways to inspire and teach her two oldest kids. Let’s be honest though, a big part of the day is spent chasing after the smallest one. She hopes to spread goodness and magic with her DIYs, recipes, and tips. Follow her on Instagram @PaperAngelsPhotos