Bathing your Toddler
Bathing your toddler can become an experience in itself. Your toddler can now sit up unaided in the bath and play independently. You may have a hard time getting them into the bath, and an even harder time getting them out again.
Bath time can be a wonderful time of the day for everyone involved, especially for toddlers who enjoy water play. They may not even notice they are being given a wash at the same time!
Here are a few toddler bathing tips:
- Give a few minutes warning before bath time so that your toddler will be ready to move from their current activity and to avoid any protests.
- Even though your toddler is used to sitting up, they should not be left unattended while in the bath.
- It’s also a good idea to implement the “no standing in the bath” rule from a very early age.
- Allow some independence and encourage them to start washing themselves.
- Bath toys are great fun for a toddler. Try to rotate them to keep bath time interesting.
- A pair of goggles in the bath can be their first introduction to swimming with their face in the water.