A little while ago we wrote about ways that you can make bath time fun, and we thought it was time to revisit this topic for 2015! After asking around on Twitter and Facebook, it seems that you guys are the experts when it comes to having a jolly good splash at the end of the day! So this week we’re sharing some fabulous tips from real parents, with some of our own ideas thrown in too. Have fun!
Mix up your timings!
Who says bath time has to be at the end of the day every day? Yes, it’s a wonderful way to end the day before bed, and yes it’s helpful to clean the day’s mud and grime before they go to bed… but it can be fun to take a splash at other times of the day too. @rhubarb2rhubarb and @robertaknibbs say that mornings are the best time for them, straight after the school run. This tends to be the least rushed part of the day for many and can make for a nice little water play activity too.
Pop a duck in the tub!
We’re biased, but we think our Cuddleducks are the perfect bath time companions to start out with!
Some babies and young children can feel a little crowded if there are too many toys in the tub with them, so start out small. And you never know- you may end up with quite a collection like Zac’s mum (@cooksey_83)! On the other end of the scale, @hayleyfromhome swears the more toys the better, and all three of hers splash together each night!
Who says dressing up can’t be done at bath time? We absolutely say it can! Our toddler dress up towels are the perfect way to inject some fun into bath time, and what better way to fire their imaginations ready for a bedtime story? Look out for our dress up feature coming soon! In the meantime, why not try:
Tea for two?
Take your little one’s favourite toys into the bath- as long as they’re waterproof! @clairelpark’s little one takes teacups and saucers into the tub with her to make tea- how cute? No reason why dolly can’t get a bath at the same time, and while we’re at it I’m sure a good old fashioned car wash would be lots of fun too!
Paint the bubbles
If your little ones like a bubbly bath, this is a wonderful activity! Simply pop some food colouring and water into spray bottles and let them loose. Don’t worry about the mess! A variation of this activity is to use shaving foam mixed with food colouring, and big chunky paintbrushes so that your little ones can decorate the tiles. It all washes off easily, so relax and let them play!
Anyone for a spot of fishing?
Ice cubes in the bath tub are GREAT fun- and give your little one a fishing net to extend it even further! Can they catch the ice cubes before they melt? We love this idea!
Let them wear socks
This might sound strange, but try it. They will love the funny sensation of having something on their feet in the tub, and there is the added bonus that they won’t slip if they stand up too.
Have a sing song
A simple yet effective way to make bath time fun. Our favourite songs include: Raindrops keep falling on my head, I’m forever blowing bubbles and for more ideas have a look at this post here.
Keep up to date with our Pinterest board
We’ve got a new #MakeBathTimeFun board where we’ll be pinning our favourite ideas, so do keep an eye on it. And if you have any to add please let us know!