Vivi is finally at that magical age where plopping her in a few inches of water with several slotted spoons and foam toys is THE place to be. She understands ‘sit down’ and for the most part a majority of the water stays inside the tub. For anyone who has ever parented a toddler, there comes a time when the tub isn’t just about getting clean, it becomes a contained place of entertainment for a little person and depending on the set up of your bathroom, it can mean a few moments to get a little something done for yourself.
We’re fortunate enough to have two tubs in our house, both situated slightly differently so depending on what I want or need to get done while Vivi is playing with ponies in the bathtub, I can can get one or two quick little things accomplished. I’ve made a list of my 10 favorites and what to have on hand and ready in the bathroom for the moment tub time starts.
Another option if you’re not into filling a tub with water is filling a big plastic tub or bowl with water and toys and placing it and your diapered (or naked) toddler in with it for some fun water play. (Also an option if you only have a stand up shower, bless you apartment dwellers, I was once there too.)
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