While some children love bath time and don’t ever want to get out, others don’t really enjoy it as much and need a bit of effort to get them into the bath. Here are a few basic tricks that might help make bath time fun for your child.
If your child enjoys playing with toys you can always get one that they can use during bath time and is water friendly. Use the toy to distract him/her from the fact that they are having a bath, for example, wash the toy’s hair and get them to do it too, they will enjoy cleaning their toy just like you are cleaning them.
Find containers that are different shapes and sizes your toddler will love filling them up and trying to pour the bathwater between them to create a fun little game.
PLAY THE FLOATING GAME
For older children starting from 3-4 years of age you can ask them whether a toy is floating or sinking. This can be a great way to get their mind going while having a bath.
You can always buy bath paints and crayons which can be fun for the kids. If you want something less messy, you can try playing catch in the bath with a small ball, which you throw it back and forth with your child.
BUY A NEW BATH PRODUCT
If your toddler is getting fed up with bath time, think about letting him choose some new bubble bath, kids love lots of bubbles to play with so put in some extra soap during bath time.
LET HIM HAVE A WATER SNACK
If none of the above work and you are finding it really difficult to get your child in the bath try giving them a favorite snack during bath time.