Believe it or not, bath time can be one the most stressful daily activities for parents. Often children resist bath time because they are afraid of the water. Balancing safety while a child is having a meltdown can be a struggle. Since so many parents can relate, I’m sharing helpful tips for a bath time routine for kids.
Bath Time Routine & Tips for Young Kids
- Once your child has outgrown a baby bathtub, the big bath can seem scary. Begin by encouraging your child to join you in the preparation process. Let them choose the color of towel/washcloth, and pajamas they’d like to wear.
- Don’t forget the toys! What fun would a bath be without a few water toys? Let your child select 3-4 toys to bring in the bath to play with. If grandparents are helping out and don’t own any, simple kitchen supplies like measuring cups can work. Remember to rotate toys so your child doesn’t get bored.
- Safety. Okay you and your little one are prepped for the bath, so now it’s time to run through a few safety steps. Never leave a child unattended in the bath. Test the water temperature prior to placing your little one in the bath tub. Most experts recommend bath water at 100 degrees F. Consider a faucet cover to prevent your child from bumping their head on it.
- Address any fears your child may have. While the bath is running, encourage your little one to put their hands under the faucet, or possibly bathe a plastic doll while they are preparing to get in the water. This helps a child relax and feel more confident. Another suggestion is putting on a swim suit and joining your child in the tub until they are acclimated.
- Before your child exits the bath, wipe up any bath water that may have splashed out of the tub. This will prevent any accidental slips or injuries.
While we’re on the topic of bath time, I wanted to share information about the fantastic new Sterling Prevail shower door with ComforTrack technology – a flexible bottom track that supports the shower door’s glide and yields an easier, safer day-to-day use for families.
ComforTrack’s cushioned threshold bends to applied pressure, allowing the user to kneel, sit, or lean on the track, making it easier and more comfortable to bathe a child or a pet, access the shower, or clean the bathing/showering space.
This new technology is not only flexible, it is extremely durable – its heavy-duty material withstands rigorous testing, ensuring that it will outlast day-to-day wear and tear. What’s more, the track features a low profile and sleek shape that is easy to keep clean. This innovation is truly a win-win for today’s homeowner!
What’s even better is Sterling shower doors with ComforTrack technology are available for BOTH bath tubs and shower doors. No more stubbed toes when exiting the shower, or painful arm indentions from bathing your child.
Now it’s your turn! Do you have any tips for making bath time easier for everyone? Share them below!