Ways To Make Bath Time More Fun

Disclosure - We were sent a selection of Kids Stuff Crazy products which have been included below and this post also mentions products previously gifted and contains affiliate links. 

boy in the bath smelling soap

I'm not sure whether it's a boy thing or just a little J thing but recently having a bath has been a no go area for little J. He has started to prefer just to jump in and out of the shower. Firstly I am grateful that he actually wants to get a wash but I do like him to have a bath at least once or twice a week as not only is it nice to have a soak but it's relaxing and sometimes he needs that 'calm down' just before bed. Apparently bath times are boring when you are a seven year old so we have decided to come up with ways to make bath time more fun again. 

boy holding up a ball in the bath

Water Basketball

It's not actually a basketball and a hoop, it's a small ball and a jug but little J loves trying to score points throwing the ball in to the jug. We pretend he is in a fairground and he can win 'pretend prizes'.

Making Potions

Using empty and clean toiletry bottles little J enjoys making potions. I will let him squirt a few drops of different body washes (the more colourful the better) in to the bottles and then he fills them up with water and mixes the colours. 

Slime Bath

Creating a gooey bath is so much fun. We use Gelli Bath products. They come in a variety of colours and textures such as slime or gelli. They are really fun and it just adds a little bit of fun to bath time. 

Hide and Seek

When the bath is full of bubbles we will drop in a few of small items while he has his eyes closed. He then has to keep his eyes closed and use his hands to feel for items and try and guess what he has found.

boy squeezing shaping foam soap

Sensory Play

Adding textures and smells to bath time can really help relax a child. We have been using Kids Stuff Crazy soap and not only does it smell amazing (especially purple grape) but the soap can actually be moulded and shaped to add to the fun. 

Music Time

Whether it's chill out music or the latest pop songs adding music to our bath time routine has definitely helped get him in the tub. 

Extra Screen Time

We bought a very cheap tray that goes across the bath. It was actually meant for me but sometimes little J will use it to finish off a you tube video he has been watching. It's a great way to get a resilient child in to the tub by offering an extra ten minutes of screen time.


Hopefully these ideas will help make bath time more exciting for your little one and if you have any different ideas we would love to hear them so pop them in the comments below. 

Michelle

17 comments

  1. Kristine Nicole Alessandra2 July 2020 at 12:29

    Great ideas to make bath time more fun and enjoyable. My grandson is 4 years old, and he loves his baths. I will grab some of these ideas. I am sure he won't want to get out of the tub!

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  2. These sound like some awesome ways to help make your bathtime fun for little ones! It's amazing all the different things you can do and find to play with.

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  3. Some brilliant ideas for making bath time more fun! We do a few already but are definitely going to be giving water basketball a try!

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  4. My infant children love bath time, they play with foam, bubbles and letters that go on the tiles.

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  5. Some interesting ideas here to make bath time more fun for young children. I remember really enjoying the Hide and Seek when I was young!

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  6. My kids love anything like this, especially anything that resembles slime! Definitely makes bathtimes more appealing.

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  7. My kids love playing in the bath, it always ended up soaked though. Love the look of the crazy foam

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  8. We've always wanted a bath water basketball kit and these are great suggestions for making bathtimes more fun x

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  9. Some excellent ideas, my youngest loves the bath, even my son does once we get him in there lol these would be great for them to Try as a bit of fun.

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  10. My first grandchild was born eight months ago and he has loved baths and paddling pools, so we're always looking for new things to play with in the water. He would love all of these suggestions.

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  11. I ( I mean, the kids) love the colour changing bubble bath from this company! It smells great, keeps them entertained and most importantly is kind to their skin!

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  12. My kids adore having baths, we get everything from music, candles, bath bombs setup for this. The Slime Bath is something new to us but I am sure they will enjoy exploring this

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  13. With all those lovely bath bubbles, bath time will most certainly be fun and you will have a problem getting out of the bath .

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  14. Guarenteed to be the best fun - bubble and slime are our favourite

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  15. Now my son's older, I've been looking for fun stuff for him to do in the bath!

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  16. My son has tried the slime and wasn’t keen on it, he likes the foam type soap though

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