Saturday, 17 January 2015

Making Bathtime more fun!

James and Evelyn love bath time the sheer mention of bath sees them both heading up the stairs quicker than Usain bolt of the starting line!

Evelyn loves to splash especially if mummy or daddy are close enough that she can get us wet too with the end result usually being our bathroom looking a tad waterlogged. James seems to think our bath is a miniature swimming pool and pretends he's a shark or spends more time with his head under the water than above!


Tonight I wanted to make bathtime a little more fun and so I made them both a special bath a "glow bath". I simply ran the bath as usual with lots of bubbles and then popped several glow sticks into it then switched of the bathroom light to surprise them. James' face was a picture when he saw it and he couldn't wait to get in.

If you didn't want to use glow sticks you can buy a bath disco light too!



This got me thinking about different ways of making bath times more fun and here are some of the ideas I found.




Bath Crayons.


Do you have a budding little artist or a child who likes to doodle? then this could be a great way to make bath times fun. Children can use these bath crayons to draw on the side of the bath/ tiles and their doodles are simply washed away when they are finished.



Bath alphabet letters

Since starting school James has been really enthusiastic about sounding out and spelling everything so we purchased some bath alphabet letters like these from Nuby to use at bath time. They are not only fun but educational as well. We try and encourage James to spell his name or his sisters name and he has great fun. 

Bubbles!!

Most children love bubbles so a bath time with extra bubbles is sure to be a big hit right!? How cute is this penguin bubble blower from Munchkin. The one above features suction cups on the back so you attach it to the tiles and fill the bathroom with bubbles and let the children try and pop them and they come down. 

Bath toys.

There are so many bath toys on the market now that you are sure to find some that your children will love. James favourite are the type that squirt water (these are not my favourite as I am usually the one getting sprayed with water lol!) These are a great addition to any children's bath and can provide lots of fun and entertainment for children of varying ages. Here are a few of our favourites above. my personal favourite is the Mega bloks Build 'n' splash set which we found on the Toys R Us website.

Do you have any fab ideas to make bath time more fun or do your children have a favourite bath time activity or toy? 

xXx

18 comments:

  1. My little man is not a huge fan of the bath so making bath time fun has been a priority for us - he loves the crayons and alphabet as well as lots of bubbles which seems to do the trick

    Laura x

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  2. My little two love bath times too. I love the idea of a glow stick bath xx

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  3. Oh my the glow bath is such a good idea, my brother hates baths so this might be a good idea to tell my dad xx

    Blonde Of Carbs

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  4. Such great ideas to liven up bath-time, I love the idea of the bubbles! xx

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  5. We have most of these, and also had the octopus when they were smaller! All good :)

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  6. That looks brilliant. I've just bought my kiddies some underwater coloured lights for a Valentine's surprise. Can't wait to fill the bath and show them.

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  7. I'd highly recommend Gelli Baff too - great fun x

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  8. My boys love glow stick baths! We also have those whistles that change notes with water in - noisy but fun!

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  9. These look fab, my boys love any bath toys we give them, I think it's just the novelty of playing whilst being submerged in water LOL

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  10. oh i am so loving that glow stick idea! .. is it wrong i would like to do it myself?

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  11. My 4 year old has bath issues! i have to try EVERYTHING to get her to get in!! thanks for some of the tips!! xx

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  12. Love the glow stick idea, my kids used to love baths and i wish i had thought of this way back then.Great post xxx

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  13. I want the glowing bath water, it looks so cool x

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  14. OOh now I want the crazy glowing bath water x

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  15. Now I know what to do with all our glowsticks - what a fab idea

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  16. This is such a brilliant idea!! I love it and more importantly I know my kids will too! Brilliant!

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  17. My girls love a glow stick bath, I'm quite tempted to have one myself! #mummymonday x

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  18. Love this idea with the glowsticks. I've seen lots of those flashing bath toys that I must get! Amelia looves bath time, she currently loves her bath tea set mostly so she can get a good glug of bath water haha! We have bath crayons too but she mostly enjoys these whilst waiting for the bath to run. Thanks so much for linking up! #mummymonday co-host x

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