It's Toddler Talk Thursday hosted by Family and Life in Las Vegas, Crazy About My Baybah, and My Life As a Sippy Cup Mom
This weeks topic is Bath Routines.
I wish we had a better one! Right now the only day for sure they get a bath is Saturday night. I want them to be clean for early church on Sunday! So when bath time rolls around, I usually stick Princess V and Princess C in the bath together. It saves on water, and they have a lot of fun together. Princess R really wants to join them, but she's not quite ready for the big tub yet. Before getting in the tub, I have them both go potty, because I do not (DO NOT!) want to lift a soaking wet child out of the tub to sit on the potty. It's just not fun.
I let the Princess' play for awhile (I get some reading in), and then I begin the washing. Princess V has gotten old enough I trust her to wash herself, and I am still helping Princess C as she learns to use the soap.
My biggest challenge is our tub. It's a very nice, deep tub, with a glass door. This makes it very difficult for me to help the Princess' during their bath.
Because of the tub issue, we've moved on to more showers. Princess V is getting pretty good at them, but Princess C still has trouble trusting the water spraying at her.
As for Princess R, we bathe her in the sink. She's getting a bit big, and wants to play more, but I just can't trust myself to have a good hold on her in this tub. And she is one heck of a climber! It's really funny when Princess C and Princess V get their bath, to watch Princess R trying to climb inside with them. We have stools in the bathroom to reach the potty and the sink. So Princess R picks one of these up, carries it to the tub and tries climbing in too. The tall sides have come in handy for this at least!
After bath I wrap a hooded towel around them, and send them off to their rooms for jammies. I usually have to encourage them a few times, since Princess C likes to turn into a turtle under her towel (I did the same thing at that age!!). That's pretty much the routine.
Besides Saturdays, if they get extra dirty outside, or wake up smelly a little stinky, then we add another bath.
Next week topic suggestion: Food Allergies