Friday, November 15, 2013

Tips on How to Make Bathtime Fun!


We've all been there - trying to get our kids in the bath without them acting like a cat near water. Mary for one hated baths up until she was three years old! So for the first three years of her life, bath time usually consisted of me turning the water on and Mary screaming through the house. Then I'd have to chase her and desperately try and get her in the bath. So I knew it was time for a change so I started trying to make bathtime more fun instead of making it about just being clean.

My first step was making sure Mary had a good amount of bath toys to play with. But of course, when I would go to get in the shower, this is what it looked like.


So I had to look for a new place for Mary to put all her toys and stuff. I wanted to make sure that Mary would have her own place for toys that were in her reach. Plus I wanted to make sure that the toy holder wouldn't start to mold or get dirty either. And I wanted one that would stick really well to the wall and not fall all the time. So here's the one I found.


The Brica Super Scoop Bath Organizer was just what I needed. It's able to fit all of Mary's stuff in it, and plus she can use it like a fishing net in the tub!


So what other ways other than using an amazing toy organizer that can also be used as a toy can make bathtime fun?


Make instant fun by throwing some glow sticks in the tub and turning out the lights!


I love sensory lessons so throw some water balloons in the tub with your kids. They'll love to feel how different the balloons feel to them!


On rainy days, kids will love to paint the bathtub. Plus it's easy cleanup since it washes right down the drain! To make bath paint, you need these ingredients for each color you want:

1 tablespoon corn flour 
1 tablespoon bath soap or bubble bath 
1-2 drops of food coloring 
1/2 teaspoon of water

Mix them all together and grab a palette and brushes to watch your artist paint!


And my last fun tip is bath alphabet sponges! All you need is to get a printable online of alphabet letters and cut out some cheap sponges in their shapes. When the sponges are wet, they will stick to the sides of the tub so kids can make words and play with them.

Do you do anything to make bathtime more fun for your kids?

22 comments:

Janet W. said...

My grandsons have foam letters that they love to play with in the bathtub. I'll have to try the water balloon idea! Fun!

Xenia Sundell said...

How fun, now I feel boring that I've just always given my kids regular old bath toys... I've got to try some of these!

Cheeky Momma said...

Bath time should be fun! My daughter loves wearing her swim goggles in the tub!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Well I never seen such fun in a bathtub. You are going to make all the other kids jealous.

Masshole Mommy said...

I love your bath paint idea. We have LOTS of bath toys and some bath foam that I picked up at Target, but my boys would have a BLAST with that paint. I have to try it!

Mel Cole said...

What fun ideas you have for kids in the bathroom! These are the things I have yet to try for my kids too.

Jennifer Williams said...

I love the DIY paints. We need to get a caddy to hold toys, ours are just laying in the tub.

Akhil Sharma said...

I never thought kids can have so much fun in bath tub. You are so creative and these ideas are great.Thanks for sharing

Margaret said...

okay that mesh bag, why didn't they have that with my daughter was a kid? That's really cute and I'm going to buy one for my granddaughters. And I never thought about water balloons in the bathtub. Great idea. Thanks

Katherine Bartlett said...

Thanks everyone! When you have a kid that literally hates water, you got to think of creative ways to make bath time fun!

Pam said...

These are some great ideas. I wish I would have had a few of these when my sons were young. These are very creative.

mail4rosey said...

Ohhh, I like the DIY bath paint, and I know that really would make bathtime fun. Great tips!

Pam said...

I tried the alphabet letters that stick on the side of the tub and a Noah's Ark for my kids.

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz said...

I need one of those, my bathroom has been totally invaded by kiddie toys!

Growing Up Madison said...

My toddler would not want to take a bath unless there were toys in the tub. She absolutely refuses to do anything unless I put them in. Those are some really fun ideas.

GreenOrganic Mamas said...

Wow, you have it set up great! I will have to share these ideas with my daughter to use with her kids. Thanks for sharing!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

These are some great tips on how to make bath time more fun for kids. My seven-year old loves playing with toys in the bathtub, now if only you could give me some tips on how I can get him to clean up all those toys after his bath. ;)

Ashley Gill said...

oh how fun!!! My children will thank you for sparking their mom's fun in bath time! I have also been looking for a bath toy holder for months!! This one may be perfect!

Bobbi Burleson said...

I guess I was just lucky. Both my kids loved to take baths from the get go. I used tho says I was going to check for gills because I had such a hard time getting them out of the tub!

Corinne Schmitt said...

I love these ideas. We always had the standard bath toys, but I never thought to give the kids glow sticks, balloons, paint, or alphabet sponges to spell with in the tub. Pinning this. These are great suggestions to make bath time fun!

The Frugal Greenish Mama said...

I love the DIY bath paints and glow stick idea. My kids love bath paint and we haven;t done that in quite a while. Maybe I will surprise them.

MikiHope said...

These sound like really fun ways to get kids to enjoy bath time! I will take your word for it that glow in the sticks are safe in water!



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