Trying to get your little ones to settle down and get ready to clean up for the day or night may be challenging. Once your little one is ready  for their bath, it’s important to factor in safety before your little one is ready to scrub germs.

This January marks Bath Time Safety month, a month observed for practicing essential tips for keep you and your child safe during bath time ensuring not just safety but a pleasurable experience.

Here is some tips to ensure your little one’s bath time is productive:

1.        Asking your child to bathe:  When you’re ready to help your little one take a bath, make bathing an important game. When asking your little one to take a bathe ask them as though they’re choosing and put excitement behind the question.  EXAMPLE: “Are you ready to take bubble bath?’’ If your child still doesn’t respond to well to bath time, ask them why. If they don’t have a clear reason, set goals for them. Start a fun curriculum with your little one. Help ween your kiddo by explaining to them how taking a bath allows them to grow and be healthy.

 

 

2.       Your Child’s Comfort:  Many reasons why your child may be concerned about bath time is due to them worrying about their own safety. Ensure your child that you are here to guide them through their entire bathing experience. Children can drown in only a few inches of water, so never leave a young child alone in the bath for the slightest second.

Even though you may ensure your child, they still yearn to feel in control and comfortable in their environment.  Suggest bringing an activity that’s safe for them to play in the water such as bath toys.

Another way to keep your children comfortable is to set up a station while you’re watching them. Making sure to be stocked with towels, shampoo, soap supplies, diapers, and more will allow for a smoother process for your little one’s bath time.

Follow these important guidelines from HealthyChildren.org on 5 Bathroom Safety Tips for Infants & Young Children.

Many experts suggest waiting until your child is at least 8 before allowing him to dunk in the tub alone. When your kid is ready to bathe or shower solo, buy a nonslip mat and remind your child that this is a grown-up privilege and that goofing around and playing games in there is very dangerous and could cause him to get hurt.

Make sure you read labels before purchasing shampoo, soap and other badging items safe and pleasurable for children. We suggest reading guides that will inform what to look for when making the best choice.

 

3.     Have fun in the Tub: As your child slowly gains comfort in bath time, play a game! continue to acquaint them with all the parts of a bath and bathroom. Gain and give them more confidence by having them point on with picture of the bathroom. Our Match It! At Home Bingo set is the perfect tool in acquainting your child with bath time in a laid-back method. You can customize the game by replacing the cars with photos relating to bath time, allowing your little one to be more understanding of their surroundings.

Happy scrub-a-dub-dub with happy bath times ahead! May you and your kiddos create a safe and healthy experience to start this new year!

 

 

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Sources:

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/Pages/Bathroom-Safety.aspx

Source Heading Home with Your Newborn, 2nd Edition (Copyright © 2010 American Academy of Pediatrics)

www.Gimmethegoodstuff.org

 

 

 

*Many experts suggest waiting until your child is at least 8 before allowing him to dunk in the tub alone. When your kid is ready to bathe or shower solo, buy a nonslip mat and remind your child that this is a grown-up privilege and that goofing around and playing games in there is very dangerous and could cause him to get hurt.