The ups and downs of bathtime with toddlers.
There’s a lot that goes into moving. I thought Joe and I played it really smart by preparing everything months in advance. Once we moved, we realized that there were still tons of things that needed to be done. It’s all a transition, and boy, has it been quite the transition for Leo.
Leo is getting the hang of our new abode. On our third official move-in day, Leo took his first bath.
It didn’t go exactly as planned.
He wasn’t used to his big boy bathtub and was totally uncomfortable. Bathtime with toddlers can sometimes be challenging. Toddlers go through phases and it seems that Leo needed a bit of adjusting in his new environment. Despite this change, there are a few things I keep consistent when it comes to our bathtime routine.
How to Organize Bathtime with Toddlers
Lay Everything Out
Before we even think of starting the bath, I prepare all post-bath items: I lay Leo’s towel on his bed and place diapers, wipes, and his change of clothes right next to it.
Before we dunk even one pinky toe in the water, I fill the tub with his favourite bath toys.
All of Leo’s dirty clothes immediately go in the hamper. There’s no use leaving a messy trail of stained t-shirts and pants.
Trustworthy Bath Products
From the day that I was expecting, I knew I wanted to be extra picky with the products I’d be using on my son. I mean, I go for quality and (usually) organic beauty items on myself, so why not do the same for my family?
With fate and good networking, I recently connected with Rachel Mark, a registered acupuncturist, kinesiologist, and yoga teacher. If you think her hands are full, then you should also know that this #bosslady is also an expert consultant for the BeautyCounter brand.
Rachel recently introduced me to BeautyCounter’s Kids Bath Collection and now it has become a staple in our bathtime routine. The reason I immediately gravitated toward BeautyCounter’s collections is because of their core values. Their mission is simple: “To get safer products into the hands of everyone.”
I love the berry-scent of the Kids Body Wash. Not to mention, their shampoo was a dream to use. While most shampoos are hard to rinse out, BeautyCounter’s formula was effective and washed out of Leo’s hair like a dream. No residue and no suds left behind… perfect.
Tell me, what beauty products are a must-have for you? How do you handle bathtime with toddlers?