This week's topic:
What is your toddler's bath time routine?
Alan loves to take baths! Its one of his favorite things to do, hop in the tub and splash for a half an hour. :) Last year, we struggled with bathing him because of his fear of running water (faucets scare him lol, poor guy!) but this year he is a fish! Don't you love how that works???
Our bath time normally starts with Alan and I going into the bathroom and turning on the faucet, then having Alan throw all his bath toys into the tub. I try to have him be in the room with me while the tub is filling, so he continues to get used to the sound it makes. Then I put in his seat and he goes in after it.
I use a cup to rinse his head, and always make it into a splashing game so he doesn't get scared. I wet his head and body and then lather on the shampoo. I wash his hair and scrub up his body. I'll let him sit in the soap for a minute and then rinse it off. Then I let him play, encouraging him to splash and kick. Every five minutes until the end of bathtime, I am sure to pour some water on him, just to rinse off any soap I missed. Then once he's been in there for a while, I get him out and dry him off. I lotion his whole body with baby lotion and put him in a sleeper (I normally go for the footed ones so his newly cleaned feet stay that way lol) and comb his blonde locks. :)
When he turns two, we will graduate from the bathtub seat and just use a slip mat in the bath tub. I'm just a paranoid mama lol and even though I'm with him the whole time he's in the tub,
I get nervous thinking about him slipping or falling over. I know, I know, I'm just crazy! :P
Idea for next week's topic:
How do you teach your toddler to properly treat animals?