Ways to Hack Bath Time & DIY Kid’s Wash Cloths
I have been compensated by Johnson’s® Baby for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.
Splish, Splash I used to hate giving the baths.
Honestly, when you have three young kids to wash it can get hectic really fast. I have learned over the years that it is all about timing, and preparation. One kid might be scared of water getting in their nose, another might want to play longer than the others.
It is no joke that bath time can be a real headache and a chore. That is why I wanted to share these Kids Bath Time Hacks for Parents that have helped me to make bath time as seamless as possible.
Maybe you are in this same position and dread bedtime baths. I have been there, and done that I totally do not blame you! However, despite the work baths entail, they should be a relaxing time for your child to unwind and relax before bedtime.
I want to help you make bath time for your child a relaxing time to connect and bond.
Ways to Hack Bath Time
Before you even draw a bath be sure to gather each child’s clothes. Underwear, socks, pajamas, or a change of clothes should be folded and ready for after drying. This ensures a smooth transition from the warmer bath to a sometimes colder home.
Designate Bath Toys:
There was a time I would let my kids bring almost any of their toys in the tub. After realizing they were developing mold, and mildew from not drying thoroughly this quickly stopped. Many toys are just not air tight and this poses a health risk. Only bring bath time toys into the bath and keep them in a slotted basket to allow excess water to drain out after the tub has drained.
Seal Bath Toys That are Not Air Tight: A few years ago, I read a super helpful tip in a magazine on how you could make rubber bath toys air tight; specifically rubber ducks. Simply hot glue their holes, allow the glue to harden and you now have a mold resistant toy.
Keep Bath Toys in a Slotted Basket or Cube:
We keep a slotted basket of bath time toys behind our bathroom door. This keeps waterproof toys organized, and allows them to dry easily. *see above.
Choose Kid-Friendly HBC Products:
My son’s favorite bath time product is Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Bubble Bath & Wash. This bubble bath produces just the right amount of bubbles to let kids have fun and relax at the same time. The NaturalCalm(TM) essences smell fantastic. It is clinically proven to be mild and also features the No More Tears Formula.
We found Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Bubble Bath & Wash in the body wash aisle at Walmart. It was conveniently located in the kid’s bath time section. You can also order this product online and choose in-store pickup, or delivered to your home.
Wash Younger Children Together: While my kids are now too old for this bath time hack, it was one I swore by. Being able to wash multiple toddlers in the bath at once was such a time saver.
Prep Toothbrushes: Prepare your child’s toothbrush and floss while they are in the bath so that once they dry up they can brush their teeth.
Warm Towels: During the colder months, I warm my kid’s towels in the dryer really quickly to get them extra fluffy and warm. You can also use an electric blanket to help warm them. This allows them to stay relaxed rather than getting worked up over cold towels.
And for my favorite Bath Hack…
DIY Kid’s Bath Cloths: We all know kids can go from clean to filthy in seconds! that is why I love this bath cloth hack! Simply add 1/4 cup of Johnson’s Bedtime Bubble Bath to a large mason jar and fill it with clean, white facecloths and water. Keep the jar handy for sponge baths, and quick cleanups. When the cloths are dirty, toss them into the wash and then just refresh the jar with water, more soap and water.
By incorporating these Bath Time Hacks you are ensuring a seamless bath time experience. Decide which routine works best for you and stick with it to create the most hassle free bath time for kids and parents alike.