Confession: I do not enjoy bath time. Well, maybe every once in a while I do, but for the most part I do not. First there is the whole process of negotiation with my kiddos to get them stripped down and into the tub (most often with Popsicle bribes), then there’s an expectation of extracurricular bath time fun, followed by the torture of carefully washing two heads without getting one drop of water on their faces in the process. So yeah, wrangling two slippery toddlers during their witching hours isn’t exactly my favorite activity.
Lucky for me, Matt loves bath time with the minis. And I love him for that even more. So while he makes hats out of shaving cream, finger paints masterpieces on the walls and enjoys a front row seat to the splash zone, I cook dinner until I’m called in for stage two of the bedtime routine with one of the soggy bottomed minis.
All that to say, here are a few of our kiddos’ favorite bath products and toys that make bath time with daddy more fun…
Spout Cover: So this isn’t necessarily in the “fun” category but it has saved us many, many boo boos to the head. I was sold on this one because it is mildew resistant and dishwasher safe. (Whale version also available).
Hooded Bath Towels: We have more hooded bath towels than we could possibly ever need but they are so adorable and the kids love them. I know a regular towel can get the job done but snuggling a freshly clean babe with lamb ears pretty much melts me.
Bath Kneeler: If you’re using a towel for your knees this large cushy knee pad will change your world (and save your knees). Note: we originally purchased the deluxe kneeler that came with elbow rests and pockets for soaps but hated it. It would slide all over the side and get super wet and attracted mildew. In this case, the cheap, simple kneeler is the best!
Bath Seat: I’ve received a lot of emails inquiring about the bath seat Thomas uses. Unfortunately the version he has was recalled a long time ago. We got ours off the black market (aka borrowed from a friend). However, the new bath seat is half the price and looks a lot easier to get your mini in and out of!
Noodle & Boo Bath Products: So, I’ve blogged about my love for Noodle & Boo bath products to death so I won’t cover them again. We really only splurge on these products for Christmas stockings and gifts. When we run out we use Aveeno bath products.
Boon Frog Bath Toy Scoop: Worth every single penny of $14. This scoop mounts to the wall and literally collects all the bath toys in one scoop.
Color Bath Dropz: Fair warning: Once you start dyeing the bath water colors you can never go back. Caroline loves to run to the tub to see what color she’s bathing in each night.
Activity Soaps: Mr. Bubble Foam Soap (our absolute favorite!!!!!!) // Sesame Street Bubble Bath // Finger Paint Soap
Toys: Fishing Pole // Foam Alphabet & Letters // Water Pipes // Bath Crayons // Rubber Ducks // Various Tupperware containers // Formula Scoopers // Laundry Detergent Scoopers
And I’m sure you saw this coming…
Would love to know your favorite bath time products!
Alexa Tolland says
I always feel guilty for not enjoying bath time, too! Luckily my angel husband is similar to yours that he loves it, so I will happily clean up dinner while he wrangles a wet, tired baby 🙂 I love the water pipes, I'll have to get some!
Molly Anne is leading a VERY boring bath time compared to Caroline and Thomas!!!
We are still using the baby tub, but will have to transition to the big tub soon. When we do, I will have to use some of these ideas!
Oh geez, I hate bathtime too. It was fine and good while Oliver still loved baths, but now that he hates getting baths? Not so fun. And bathing the boys together? I've only done it once and it was awful! So we take turns with baths, I wash the baby, my hubby washes the toddler after the babe is out of the tub. Thankfully he's able to help do this most nights; I don't know what I would do without him! Also, I love that you have that little whale bath mat to kneel on. That's one of the worst parts for me, I've been thinking about getting one for a while now, but just haven't done it.
lol i thought i was the only one not a fan of bath time, but you guys seem to have mastered it. Definitely will be buy some of these propswww.alotoftolablog.blogspot.com
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