Bath time should be an essential part of any toddler’s bedtime routine. Some kids love it, some will tolerate it and some… well they totally hate it. It is important to help them overcome any bath time fears they might have. Bath time should be fun and not a chore. It is a great opportunity to bond with our little ones and it also presents a lot of opportunities for discovering new things.
Leo loves water, he enjoys bath time as much as swimming in the local pool… or should I say pretending to swim in a real pool 🙂
Playing games with rubber creatures, trying to be a hairdresser, singing and telling stories are just a few activities which can help with making bath time a pleasant and desired experience. Kids will be kids, they experience the world in a different way to us, adults. You might think that you need some magic toys to keep him or her occupied when in fact in most cases a few object laying around the house will do the trick (as long as they are changed on a regular basis so your toddler doesn’t have time to get bored of them and of course are safe for the baby to play with in the first place).
That is bath time… so what’s happening after bath time?
Well this is up to you… you can dry and dress up your toddler in the bathroom or like us extend the bath time routine to after bath time.
We let Leo chill for a bit in his funky new bath robe (courtesy of Cuddledry). I think he really enjoys the robe and feels very comfortable in it. Once his after bath body temperature gets back to normal it is time to say goodbye to Mr. CuddleSafari and get him dressed.
How do you deal with the bath time routine?
Do you have any magic tricks up your sleeve to ensure a smooth experience?
Do your kids enjoy it or is bath time a constant battle?