Fun in the Tub

When my daughter hit 18 months, she suddenly decided she hated bath time.

Perhaps she got water in her face one too many times?

I don’t really know the real reason, all I know is when bath time would come, she would start whining and crying.

Her bath toys didn’t help, and bubbles didn’t help.

I saw somewhere online, before my Pinterest addiction began, a great idea! Make colored ice cubes and put them in the bath with baby.

The ice cubes were a huge hit! She started looking forward to her baths-as long as she could put the ice cubes in and as long as she could eat them if she felt so inclined.

All you need is:
An ice cube tray
Water
Food coloring

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Fill tray with water, add colors, and mix.

I would recommend sticking with the blues, greens, and purples. Nobody wants to take a bath in yellow or red water. Both colors look pretty sketchy.

Now, at three years old, my daughter loves bath time with or without the cubes, (thank goodness!).

Pretty soon, we’ll be adding them to the eleven month old’s bath routine.

What do you do to get your kids to enjoy their bath time?

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14 Comments

  • Reply Ellen Oliveira

    My 9 month old so far loves bath time. Hopefully that won’t change. Does it stain the tub?
    Young Love Mommy

    October 14, 2014 at 8:54 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      No. The only thing it stains is her hands and mouth when she eats it, and even then, it’s gone by the time she goes to bed.

      October 14, 2014 at 8:56 am
  • Reply shelahmoss

    So much fun!

    October 14, 2014 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Melissande

    Clever! And yes, red and yellow – eep! We have always used bubbles. My kids aren’t particularly phased by bath time though.

    October 14, 2014 at 10:25 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      That’s good! My kids love bubbles too-especially if there’s a favorite character on the bottle. Elmo bubbles, anyone?

      October 15, 2014 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Mommy A to Z

    Cute idea! My daughter loved the bath and then went through a phase when she was terrified. I’m hoping my son doesn’t go through that phase. If he does, we’ll give this a try πŸ™‚

    October 14, 2014 at 12:23 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thanks! I’m hoping my son doesn’t go through that phase either, but we’ll probably still see what he thinks of the cubes just out of curiosity.

      October 15, 2014 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Christine

    I was honestly just thinking the other day about how we never went through this phase. However a friend of mine did and she used straight food coloring instead of in ice cube form in the water some days and that seemed to make it fun for her little one too πŸ™‚

    October 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      I’ve done that before when I don’t have the cubes. She likes that too, but she loves the cubes because she eats them…gross…

      October 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Branson

    I see signs of bathtub crayons there as well πŸ˜‰ Those are a favorite here πŸ™‚

    October 14, 2014 at 5:43 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Haha! Yes, she’s getting into those lately.

      October 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Shaney Vijendranath

    Lovely idea, my daughter loves the bath crayons.

    October 15, 2014 at 3:29 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thanks! My daughter is just starting get into the crayons.

      October 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm

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