Bathtime is the perfect addition to your little one’s bedtime ritual to help them get some sleep. However, bathtime doesn’t have to be boring – bringing adventure to bathing is a great way to help bathtime become an activity rather than a chore.
The toy experts at Foamë are discussing some ways to bring a sense of adventure to bathtime, offering some fun activities for kids (and adults) to get involved in. From water balloons to glow sticks and bath-proof toys, our tips will leave you inspired to introduce sensory play to make bathtime something you all look forward to.
Let’s get messy
The bathroom is the perfect space to allow your kids to get a little messy. Whether they mess up the bath or even the tiles, these practical and durable surfaces can all be wiped clean and returned to its former state – leaving your stylish bathroom suite sparkling after playtime.
Bathtime treats for messy tots include child-friendly shaving foam and bath paints that will leave your children loving bathtime. If your children have a creative flair, they could even create their own bath paints (which are great fun for adults too).
You could even make your own bath-proof toys, after all, goggles aren’t just for the swimming pool! Combining several bath toys could make a great game, for example, with older kids why not set the challenge of who can draw their name on the bottom of the tub using bath crayons? With a little creativity and different games each time, you can make sure bathtime is never boring.
Add colour to the tub
For kids who don’t enjoy bathtime, adding colour to the tub could make the water seem a little more inviting. From food colouring and bath bombs to waterproof lighting, a touch of colour or lighting in the water can be a great way to stimulate their senses in a creative way. Combine your colourful water with some soothing essential oils like lavender and chamomile and you’ll have a winning combination for a relaxing yet fun-filled bath – perfect for little ones who struggle to get to sleep.
Glow sticks in the bath can be another handy trick to have up your sleeve. Add to the excitement by dimming the lights and watch as they change the water to different colours – which is even more fun if you add bubbles to the mix.
Water is a magical thing for kids of all ages, so indulge your creative side as much as you can to make their baths more enjoyable. Whether you dare to give them water pistols and water balloons or you simply raid the kitchen utensils cupboard for some homemade pouring toys, giving your kids the chance to play and experiment with water can be a highly entertaining thing in itself.
From washing their own toys hair and learning about good hygiene to creating a competitive game for them to play in the tub, the main thing is to make them want to get in the bath and have fun while getting scrubbed up and ready for bed.
For many parents, bathtime can be a gruelling battle of wills, but if you strive to make the whole process fun and exciting with games, bath toys and the chance to get messy from time to time, you may find it a more enjoyable experience for your kids and for you, too.
Rikki has a passion for interior design and an even bigger passion for writing about it. When she isn’t writing about gorgeous bathroom interiors, you’ll find her discovering all of the latest trends.