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?