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10 Ways to Make Bath Time For Toddler Easy and Fun

By Monica Bielanko |

Tub Time can be your time too!

If you’re anything like I used to be, you dread bathing your kids. Especially when you’re dealing with two toddlers who fight over toys, refuse to sit down (for the love of God sit down!) and splash water all over the entire bathroom.

You emerge from the whole sordid affair sweaty, pissed and in need of your own tub time. Like, why am I trying to force you two heathens into the tub when all I want is ten minutes in my own effing bubble bath?

Kids. Not wanting to get in the tub, not wanting to sleep when these are the only things I look forward to in this parenting gig.

However! Over the past year, after many belly flops, I have developed a routine that has us all looking forward to what we call Tub Time. I figured I’d share my tips and tricks with y’all.

Maybe you’ll be all, DUH. Bringing toys in the tub isn’t exactly a revelation, but I guarantee you’ll find something here that changes your tub time routine forever.

Here then are 10 Ways To Make Bath Time For Toddler Easy and Fun:

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Tub Time Tips!

Tub Time Song

The first thing you gotta do, like, pronto, is get yourself a Tub Time song. Preferably one you can march to. You gotta have some way to distract them away from Dora or whatever they're watching. I usually do a big sing-songy "TUB TIME! TUUUB-TIIIME!" Then the marching commences. "We're marching, we're marching, we're marching to the tuuuub!" Suckers fall for it every time and we all parade to the tub like it's Thanksgiving in New York City.

Read more from Monica on Toddler Times:

The Life And Times Of Our Heroine, Wylet

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You can also find Monica on her personal blog, The Girl Who.

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About Monica Bielanko

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Monica Bielanko

Monica Bielanko was raised on the wild frontier of late 1970's Utah. She is a recovering Mormon who married the guitar player of an unknown band. She's been married to her Babble Voices writing partner, Serge Bielanko, for the past nine years. Her personal blog, The Girl Who was in the top ten of last year's Top 50 list. Read bio and latest posts → Read Monica's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “10 Ways to Make Bath Time For Toddler Easy and Fun

  1. Em.C says:

    “for the love of god sit down!” I think I repeted those words a bajillion times & my son is just 16 months… Somehow, you made this topic funny… well written ;)

  2. nina says:

    Oh man. I think I need to test those fizzy color thingies. Mama might just have more fun at tub time than the kid!

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