If you have a toddler at home, bath time can be both fun and challenging. On one hand, it's a great opportunity for bonding and playtime. But on the other hand, toddlers can be notoriously fussy about baths.
Thus, most parents try to figure out bath time activities for toddlers that will help them get clean, allow them to have fun, and also help them stay put!
Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are some tips for making bath time fun for your toddler:
1. Use fun toys
Bath time for toddlers doesn't have to be a chore! There are plenty of ways to make bath time fun for toddlers. One great way is to use toys. Bath toys can help make the bath a more enjoyable experience for both you and your child.
There are all sorts of different bath toys available, so you're sure to find something that your child will love. Water squirters and floating boats are just a few of the many options available.
So next time you're getting ready to give your toddler a bath, don't forget to bring along some toys to make it more fun. Just make sure they are water-safe and can float!
2. Make bath time interactive
Get down on your toddler's level and play along with them. Use a cup to pour water over their head or let them splash you back. Make funny sounds, tell stories, and have a conversation! Ask them about their day, sing songs together, and play peek-a-boo with the towel when it's time to get out of the tub.
Instead of just plopping them in the tub, take a few minutes to play with them first. Splash around, pour water on their heads, and let them explore what happens when they touch the water. Toddlers love to experiment, so this is a great chance to let them do just that.
And of course, don't forget the toys, as we mentioned previously! Bath time is the perfect opportunity to introduce your toddler to some new (and very clean) friends. They can play with the toys, learn about pouring and scooping water, and practice their fine motor skills by grabbing the toys. You can also teach them counting and language skills this way.
Soak up all the fun today - your toddler will be out of the tub before you know it!
3. Try a bubble bath
Bubbles are one of the simplest yet most effective ways to make bath time fun for toddlers. Most toddlers love blowing bubbles, and they will be excited to see them floating in their bathtub. You can get bath bombs, bubble wands, or simply create bubbles out of kid-friendly body washes and shampoos.
Bubbles can also help to keep toddlers entertained while you are washing their hair or cleaning their body. Isn’t it great that bubble baths are not only fun but also help your toddler get thoroughly clean?
In addition, bubbles can provide a sensory experience for toddlers who are exploring the world with their hands and mouths. Plus, as they reach out to pop the bubbles, they'll also be strengthening their hand-eye coordination.
When using bubbles in the bath, be sure to supervise your toddler closely to avoid any accidents. With a little creativity, bath time can be a fun and enjoyable experience for both you and your toddler. Just make sure that the products you are using to make the bubbles are safe for your toddler's skin!
4. Take a bath with them
One great way to make toddler bath time fun is to take a bath with them. This can be a great bonding experience, and it's a great way to ensure that they are getting clean. If you don't want to get in the tub with your toddler, you can still make bath time fun by sitting on the edge of the tub and playing with and talking to them.
5. Make use of bath books
Bath time is a great opportunity to introduce your toddler to the world of books. There are all sorts of different bath books (that are laminated or plastic-coated so as to be water-proof) available, from simple board books to more complex picture books. These can help your little one learn about colors, numbers, shapes, and textures while getting squeaky clean!
6. Give them a popsicle
Who doesn't love a popsicle on a hot day when in the bath? If your toddler is getting restless in the tub, try giving them a popsicle to enjoy. You won't have to worry about any stains or spillage!
Just be sure to supervise them closely so that they don't choke on it, and make sure they don't try to put soap in their mouth. In short, you can make toddler bath time interesting by giving your little one healthy snacks that are otherwise quite messy!
7. Use toddler bath time as an opportunity to teach about healthy hygiene habits
Bath time is a great opportunity to teach your toddler about healthy hygiene habits. You can teach them how to wash their hands properly, brush their teeth, scrub their face, and clean their feet. By making these activities fun, you can help your toddler develop good habits that will last a lifetime!
8. Let them help you take a bath
Toddlers love to help and feel involved, so why not let them help you take a bath? One of the most entertaining bath time activities for toddlers is actually letting them feel important as they give you a bath! Of course, be prepared to wash yourself later, as your toddler is unlikely to do a great job. It's the thought that counts, though, right?
So, let your toddler pour the water, add the soap, and even scrub your back. This is a great way to teach them about hygiene, sharing, taking turns, and cooperating. Plus, it's a lot of fun and your toddler will look forward to baths if it means that they get to be "grownups" and help out.
9. Play their favourite music
Music can help to set the mood and make any activity more fun. So why not play your toddler's favourite music during bath time? So put on "Baby Shark" or whichever song it is that has captured your toddler's attention of late.
You can even dance around and have a little sing-along! This is a great way to get them excited about baths, and it may even help them to calm down and relax if they are feeling anxious or overwhelmed.
10. Get some bath crayons
Bath crayons are great for toddlers! They can use them to draw on the walls, tub, toys, bath books, or even themselves. Just make sure that you get washable bath crayons so that you don't have to worry about any stains. Make sure the bath crayons are from a reputed brand, so that your child's skin stays safe.
Using bath crayons is a great way to encourage your toddler's creativity, and it's definitely a lot of fun. Your little one may even surprise you with their artistic talents!
Enjoy Bath Time with Nature's Baby Organics
Bath time should be a fun and relaxing experience for both you and your toddler. By using some of these tips, you can make it just that! And, when you use Nature's Baby Organics products, you can feel good knowing that they are made with only the finest organic and natural ingredients and are gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.
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You shouldn't have to worry about what's going on your toddler's skin when they're in the bath. With Nature's Baby Organics, you can rest assured that your toddler is using products that are organic, gentle, and nourishing!
So, go ahead and have fun in the bath with your toddler while our products take care of your little one's skin and hair. Check out the Essential Bath Bundle - Coconut, which is loved and used by so many worldwide. You can also take a look at the Ultra Gentle Foaming Hand & Face Soap for Sensitive Skin and our range of gentle conditioners/detanglers.