Bathing siblings together makes bath time a family affair, and toys and bubbles can be more fun with a friend!
Whether you have a baby and toddler, or a toddler and pre-schooler, when they’re close in age popping siblings in the tub together is a great opportunity for them to bond during the bath time laughter – it’s a classic family moment and perhaps one we remember from our own childhood. Plus for mum, or dad, one bath at the end of the day can be better than two, and certainly saves time!
They’ll have so much fun squirting, splashing and playing with bubbles that as long as they enjoy playing together they can carry on sharing a bath.
Signs it’s time to stop bathing them together:
- There’s no magical right or wrong age for children to start bathing together.
- If a baby and toddler are sharing a bath, try popping your baby in a specially designed baby bath seat, then they’ll have both hands free.
- Follow the same safety rules you would with one – and never leave a baby alone in a bath with an older sibling ….
- … Whilst an older sibling can help entertain a younger one, be sure to supervise bath time and don’t leave it to a pre-schooler to supervise a younger toddler.
- At some point your little ones will outgrow their togetherness at bath time.
- Older children need independence and privacy, so follow your child’s lead on when it’s time to switch to a separate bath routine - your older child may ask for some privacy.
- Go with your own instincts - stop when one of your children starts to feel uncomfortable, reluctant or a little embarrassed.
- When they get too big and it’s simply not practical for them to share a bath!
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Since, baths are a necessity, here at Small Steps Parenting we have come up with 7 fun-filled bath time ideas to make bath-time fun for pre-schoolers AND grownups! By using everyday items you have around the house, you can turn bath time into play time! Click here to read more.