Bathtime Fun

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Bathtime is an important part of our bedtime routine for our toddler. It didn’t start out as a routine when she was a baby, but putting her to sleep was taking over 30 minutes, and implementing a routine was suggested. We started doing bathtime every night, then reading a story from her baby bible, then going to bed. It has really helped shorten bedtime and now when she’s tired, we will ask her if she wants to take a bath and she will often nod her head. She loves to play in the water.

These are some of Lily’s favorite bath toys.

We have not tried giving her scoops and tupperware in a few months, because she always wants to drink out of them. One of my friends suggested bringing her water cup in so that she could have drinking water and not drink the bath water, but she still drank the bath water. So until she outgrows that, we’ll stick to squirty animals, boats, and this pouring caterpillar toy. The caterpillar toy comes with little shapes and scoops, so we’re teaching her to not drink out of the scoops. Instead, she dips her fingers in the scoops and slurps water off her fingers. (I decided to not fight that battle, gotta pick and choose which battles to fight!)

Coloring.

On Pinterest you can find how to make colored shaving cream that your child can play with and wash off in the tub. They also make bath crayons but I haven’t personally tried them out, because my daughter immediately tried to put it in her mouth.

This is the baby bath tub we used.

She started out in the sling and being washed on our kitchen counter. Once she got too big for the sling, she was just in the plastic tub part. Once she started splashing, we moved her tub to inside our bathtub. Once she started trying to get out, we moved her to the big girl bathtub and gave her all the above toys.

a baby throwing water out of a bathtub outside with text bathtime fun with a 1-year-old

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Kinzy

    We have the same tub! I may have to consider those bath crayons.

  2. Katie

    I really want to try the bath crayons, we were gifted bath paint for Christmas, and holy moly! That stuff was HARD to wash off haha. But my littles loved it so much so we kept using it and finished it all, definitely want to try the crayons!

  3. Melissa

    Baths are so great as part of the routine!

  4. Stephanie

    What neat ideas to make bath time more fun! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Joy

    Keeping the bath and water our of littles mouth is nearly impossible! Good luck with that. I love the toy ideas and shaving cream idea too! My boys love (food coloring) colored ice in their tub–big time favorite at our house. They enjoy making the ice and then waiting for it to freeze and they get super excited dumping it in the tub. =)

    1. admin

      Ooo, colored ice sounds like so much fun! I’ll definitely have to try that one

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