Thursday, September 24, 2015

5 Ways to Make Bath Time Smoother for Toddlers


how to make bath time with toddlers easier with spongelle

Let's be honest. Nothing is particularly easy with a toddler. But bath time with all the potential for mess and puddles certainly has the makings of disaster, especially if said bath comes at the end of a busy day. Here are some ways I've found that can make it go more smoothly for all parties involved!


1. Give choices
Bath or shower? (Yes we occasionally give our 2 year old a shower. She just wants to be like mommy and daddy sometimes.) Which shampoo? The list goes on and on. This way you child feels like she/he has some say in it all. 

how to make bath time with toddlers easier with spongelle

2. Engaging toys
Not all bath toys are created the same. Rubber ducky isn't cutting it anymore. We have a whole rubber ducky family that we do make believe with and sing songs about. Foam letters are great, too. Yes, they are only toddlers, but that doesn't mean you can't start exposing them to letters and numbers. It's a fun way to teach letter sounds (It's a M! M is for Momma!) and have them learn to spell their own names. Bath crayons are great, too. They help teach colors and fine motor skills. Mirrors are another great toy so kids can see all the crazy ways you style their shampooed hair!

how to make bath time with toddlers easier with spongelle

3. Personalized items
Having their own towel helps keep interest and makes them want to use it. 

how to make bath time with toddlers easier with spongelle

4. Let them be independent
Let your kids do it. They can help with the washing, rubbing shampoo in, and rinsing off. It teaches independence and they really like being able to do it themselves. You can always do a quick re-wash if they do that bad of a job!

how to make bath time with toddlers easier with spongelle

5. Use fun products for washing like Spongelle Sponge Animals
Yummy smelling, fun-to-use products like the Spongelle Sponge Animals really help kids stay engaged and excited about bath time. All you have to do is add water! The soap is already infused. It gently cleans, is hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, sulfate-free, paragon-free, cruelty-free. It even comes in a yellow duck, green dog, pink butterfly, and orange fish (available soon!). Use code BBLOGGER20 for 20% off through October 19.

how to make bath time with toddlers easier with spongelle

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9 comments:

  1. i love the foam letters--the earlier exposure to them, the better.

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  2. I can imagine engaging toys make bath time more of a breeze. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  3. such a cute sponge

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  4. That duck sponge is too, too cute! My daughter just started taking showers this year and although it is so much easier for me, I do miss the bath stage with all of the little toys!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  5. Such great tips, saving this for down the road :-) And those sponges are darling- what a great idea!!

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  6. The bath toys are so cute! I remember that my little sister had crayons for the bath when she was younger, and she LOVED them. They definitely helped her enjoy bath time more!

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  7. I do a combination of bath and shower for Vivian usually. She loves her rubber duckies though and she likes fish. The spongelle duck and fish would be great for her. Great idea about the letters though. Question where do you buy the crayons for the bath?

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  8. Very cute post and ducky sponge, we give our toddlers showers sometimes too and its a love and hate relationship haha!

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  9. Cute post! I am having issues where he doesn't like the tub at all and doesn't like the shower. YAY! I am learning a whole new kind of patience.

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