When it comes to bathing a newborn, bath time can be scary and daunting; when your little one becomes a toddler, bath time can become a fun and exciting activity for you both. But how do you graduate from bathing a baby, to bathing a toddler? Using our Shnuggle Baths, this blog will cover everything you need to know when it comes to bath time with a toddler.
Using The Shnuggle Toddler Bath
With the Shnuggle Baby Bath suitable for babies up to 12 months, the Shnuggle Toddler Bath is perfect for when your baby needs some extra room. For when your little one is confident in sitting up on their own, the Shnuggle Toddler Bath has been specially designed with a contoured base, foam backrest and grippy surface to provide added comfort and support.
A considerable size up from the Shnuggle Baby Bath, the added room gives you and baby plenty of space for playtime fun without having to fill a full bath tub! And for the homes that don’t have a bath, the size is ideal for fitting in most shower trays.
How To Make Bath Time Fun For Your Baby
As your baby continues to grow into a certified big-splasher enthusiast, bath time is no longer a simple way to calm down. Instead, there are plenty of items you can use to make your baby's bath fun, relaxing and safe.
Shnuggle Washy Bath Jug
Our Shnuggle Washy Bath Jug is the perfect bath time essential for your baby’s bath time. Ideal for all ages, Washy has been designed with clever rinsing in mind, including a soft rim that’s gentle on your baby’s head that also directs the water away from their eyes. Not only that, but using Washy as a form of water play with your toddler actively helps to develop their motor skills and sensory exploration. Your toddler playing with the Shnuggle Washy Bath Jug:
- Encourages development of fine motor skills
- Enhances their grip
- Boosts concentration
- Improves hand-eye coordination
- Promotes independence
Shnuggle Wishy Bath Toy
Bringing even more excitement to your baby’s bath time, the Shnuggle Wishy light up bath toy was created with fun and development in mind. With a soft light and texture to aid sensory development, Wishy features three different parts that can be pulled, played and connected with in a way that supports both coordination and play. As toddlers typically learn to push before pulling, the Wishy Bath Toy is perfect for encouraging:
- Problem solving
- Whole body coordination
- Fine motor skills and strength
Shnuggle Stack ‘n’ Sail Bath Boats
Our brand new Shnuggle Stack ‘n’ Sail Bath Boats are the perfect fun addition to any bath. As a set of four, the boat toys encourage the development of your little one’s fine motor skills as well as imaginative play. The soft, silicone material makes these toys easy to pick up and grip, as well as mould free and easy to clean.
How To Safely Bath A Baby Over 12 Months
When it comes to bathing your toddler, it’s a little different compared to bathing a newborn. However, one thing remains: never leave your toddler unattended, not even for a minute, so make sure to prepare and gather all your bath time supplies before putting baby in the bath.
- Make sure the bath temperature is between 37-38°C
- Never fill the bath more than the height of your baby’s waist in the seated position - the Shnuggle Toddler Bath comes with a maximum fill line to make this easier for you
- Try having play time at the beginning of bath time, to avoid any soaps, shampoos or bubble baths drying out their skin or risking a UTI
Overall, now that your little one is growing bigger and learning even more each day, bath time is a great time to develop even more under the guise of play. With so much to incorporate into bath time, each moment really will become a special memory for you to look back on.