Every since my youngest was super tiny, he’s loved bath time. Now I know how lucky I am that he feels this way….with an older son who fought baths with everything he had in him, I’ve been on the other side of things. I’ve experienced the tears and the tantrums that come at the very mention of getting clean. So what is different between my two children? Well, honestly, not much besides the fact that I’ve learned how to make bath time a favorite time of the day with a few simple tips and tricks that are sure to send even the most resistant child running towards the tub.
After going through years of bath time being a struggle, I knew there had to be a better way when I had baby number two. To say I was determined to turn the bath time blues around is an understatement. With a little planning and a few simple tricks, I’ve managed to take that dreaded time of the day and make it magical! If you’re looking to do the same, here’s a few things that have worked for us and I hope they will work for you too!
Make Bath Time Part of Your Daily Routine
In our home, setting expectations is a big deal. My littlest knows that there will be a bath each and every day. He knows that it will happen at the exact same time most days. So it’s built into his schedule and there’s no wondering if or when it’s coming. Instead, he just sees it as part of his daily routine which means that for him, it’s expected and nothing to worry about. In fact, by knowing it’s coming and that we’re going to make it fun, he can ever get excited about it. Building his bath time into his routine has seemed to make such a huge difference but honestly, that’s just the first step to making bath time fun because once he’s ready for bath time, we need to up the excitement.
Getting my son excited about anything isn’t that difficult…it simply requires a little pre-planning on our part. One thing that works great in our home is letting him be involved in the running of the bath water. While this sounds like such a simple thing, allowing him to play and splash in the water as it fills the tub makes bath time worth getting excited about!
Whether it’s gathering the bath toys, turning on the water or simply watching the tub fill up, I’ve discovered that getting him excited about bath time is not that difficult at all…it just requires letting him find his own ways to be involved.
Find Products that Make Bath Time Fun
For me, it’s always fun to see what my kids get excited about. Give them shampoo and they just look at it with a blank expression on their faces. Give them Suave® products with favorite Star Wars characters on the front of them and they are running for the bath. Since my hubby has been a Suave® man for years, it only makes sense that our boys would gravitate towards beauty and grooming solutions that help them look good, smell good and feel good…just like daddy. But while using what daddy uses can be fun, there’s nothing as exciting as having their own Suave® products that are created especially with kiddos in mind!
For those of us (like my hubby) who have grown up with Suave® products, the new line of Suave Kids® products that started debuting in 2016 and continue into 2017 are a great way to make bath time fun! With options that offer head-to-toe gentleness that is specially formulated for kids and created by the #1 kids’ haircare brand, Suave®, this new line of products makes bath time fun in a way that moms like me have been searching for! Not only do they deliver the trusted cleaning power that we’ve all known but they help turn bath time into an adventure that’s fueled by the popular characters of Disney Frozen and Star Wars! The minute I switched the products out in my little guy’s bath, I saw his excitement level go up several notches. Since we just took a trip to Disney and had a chance to meet Stormtroopers and get up close and personal with Darth Vader, adding the Suave Kids® products to our bath time routine was the ultimate way to ensure that getting clean is a real adventure!
With dermatologist and ophthamologist tested products like the NEW Disney Star Wars™ BB-8 3-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Body Wash in Galactic Fresh and the NEW Disney Star Wars™ Kylo Ren 3-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Body Wash in Hyperspace Apple, bath time all of a sudden became a galactic adventure! Sure, the easy pump bottle was perfect for everyday use and left him smelling great. But more importantly to him, he was able to get clean with his favorite Star Wars characters! All it took was one pump on the way cool looking bottles and he was on his way to banishing the little boy stink in an epic way!
Encourage Tons of Play
I know, I know…bath time is about getting the kiddos clean but if getting clean isn’t fun for them, why would they want to do it? For our littlest, simple things like bring toys to the bathtub can make all the difference in the way that he sees bath time.
Even better, something as simple as an empty cup can turn a boring old bath into an epic adventure!
It’s important for me as a mom to remember that I want to make bath time fun and I want us to create special memories during it…so I shouldn’t be afraid to splash a little water, play along as he zooms though his imagination and make that time in the tub about so much more than just getting clean!
Let Your Little One Experiment
I’m guilty of just wanting to get the kiddos clean and ready to go so often…I’ll fully admit that. But it’s important for me to remember that part of what makes getting clean fun is finding ways to display their personality in the process! Inspired by how much my little guy adores the Suave Kids® bath products, we decided to add styling to our bath time fun and I can’t believe how excited it made him. By simply letting him get creative with NEW Disney Star Wars™ Stormtrooper Styling Gel in Tropical Storm, he’s styling in an all new way that we’re all excited about!
While he’s never really been the type to “fix” his hair, I love seeing how much he adores getting his Stormtrooper look on before school with this alcohol-free gel that adds style without all the crunch! With just a little in the palm of his hand, he can express his personality in a cool and creative way that makes him excited about getting ready for each and every day!
While I happen to think it makes him look like he’s just fought a galactic battle, he thinks he’s now the coolest, best-styled kid around!
Honestly, I’ve been amazed at how easy it’s been to take bath time to all new, fun levels by adding Suave Kids® products and a little bit of fun to our daily routine. Where bath time used to be okay, it’s now an out of this world adventure that my youngest can’t wait to go on each and every day.
And now, it’s your turn! Whether your kiddo already loves bath time or needs a little encouragement to make getting clean fun, start by stocking up on the Suave Kids® Disney collections at Mass, Grocery, Drug and Value retailers nationwide! With prices starting at just $4.99, these fun products are the perfect way to ensure that bath time is always a highlight of every child’s day! To find out more about these great products, be sure to visit Suave.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!
Then tell me, how would the NEW Disney Star Wars™ collection from Suave Kids® help make bath time more fun in your home?