If you’re a parent, then you will know that bath time can be one of the most stressful times of the day for a range of reasons. From your toddler hating bath time because of hair washing to your bathroom not catering to the needs of your child, bath time can be incredibly stressful for us parents!
The good news is that there are plenty of gadgets and gizmos on the market that can help to make bath times easier and less stressful. It’s just a case of investing in them and ensuring that your family bathroom is a child-friendly environment. So, with that in mind, below are some of the best bathroom fixtures and fittings for making family life easier...
To help prevent the spread of germs around your bathroom, opt for sensor-operated fixtures wherever possible. From the flush on your toilet to the soap dispenser, opt to have ones that come with a sensor fitted to them. This helps to prevent the spread of germs and makes using the bathroom easier and more enjoyable for kids - sensors are like magic to little ones. They also help reduce mess, which is always a bonus in my eyes!
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A lot of kids like to be independent when it comes to bath times, even when they are quite little. So, it’s a good idea to think carefully about the features that you invest in, so that you can make being independent easier for kids. For example, a normal bath might be too high for your child to climb in and out of but walk in baths could offer the answer - an easier way for your child to get in and out of the bath on their own.
Often, the taps are too high for kids to reach the water to wash their hands or clean their teeth properly, so it could be worth looking into tap extenders. These go onto the taps and make the water flow further outwards so that it’s easier for little ones to reach. It is also worth investing in a little portable step and toddler toilet seat - these are particularly handy when it comes to toilet training and hand washing. You can even buy a fold away step and seat combined, which slides easily over the toilet - so handy and neat!
Got a child who hates cleaning their teeth? Make teeth-cleaning time more fun by investing in a toothpaste dispenser for your bathroom. These come in all sorts of shapes, styles, and designs, from animals to princesses, so whatever your little one is into, there’s sure to be a design that’s well suited to them. Toothbrushing timers are also a fun way to help ensure your child's teeth are being cared for properly while making a game out of it.
A lot of family bathrooms now have waterproof speakers fitted in them so that bath time can be made more fun with a little music. If you don’t want to have speakers fitted in the ceiling of your bathroom, then perhaps you could invest in a mobile bathroom speaker? Just think how much more enjoyable bath times would be for everyone with a little music playing - there’s nothing like having a sing song while in the bath or shower, is there?
Is there anything I've missed? What would you say is your top bathroom essentials to make a happier bath time?
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