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Games to make baby bathtime fun

Stop the tears at bath time and bring on the smiles with these easy games your baby will love

Posted: 22 September 2011
by Daniella Delaney

Baby having bath covered in bubbles
You baby will love playing in the bath

Soapy hairdos

Lather up your baby's hair and then sculpt into crazy pointed styles. Make sure you've got a mirror on hand so you can both have a laugh over how silly it looks.

Deep sea diver

This is a fab game if you've got a baby who doesn't like getting water in his or her eyes. Let your baby wear a pair of goggles in the tub and not only will hair washing become fair less stressful, you can hide bits of submerged treasure among the bubbles for your baby to find.

Magic ice monsters

Grab some of your baby's favourite small plastic toys and pop them in plastic cups. Then fill these with water and freeze them overnight. Pop one in the bath and your little one will love to watch as the ice dissolves revealing a magic ice monster.

Group bath

Let your little one choose from his or her favourite (non electric) toys and pop them all in the bath too for your little one to wash them.

Bathtime band

Look around the house and collect random objects and then take them all to the bath to see if they will sink or float. You can even extend it to garden objects, including conkers, sticks and stones (give them a quick wash first though!!).

Mad Hatter's tea party

Get all the plastic crockery from your child's play kitchen (cups, tea pots, cutlery, pans etc) and have a tea party in the bath. It could end up getting quite messy, just iike the real Mad Hatter's tea party.

Baby X Factor

Give your child the shower head and let him or her use it as a microphone while you sing all your favourite songs togther. Who knows, it could unleash your inner diva too.

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hey in my eyes they is only one way to make if fun its water so make a splash and laugh and giggle loads bath time should be fun and its a great time to really get involed with your little one uses alot on engry too so the more fun the happier the baby the better they will sleep :)

Posted: 22/09/2011 at 11:12

Jenson is just 4 months old so simple games are the best and as boring as it sounds he loves trying to grab the water coming from a squeezed sponge!! giggles and laughs all bathtime :)

Posted: 22/09/2011 at 11:13

Oh we sing songs in the bath and use toys like 5 little ducks went swimming one day or we make food and cups of tea !! The bubbles are always the frothy topping of mummy's coffee !!
We have fish pie and crocodile onSponge cake !!

Posted: 22/09/2011 at 11:21

We make sure theres lots and lots of bubbles so we can make funny faces and lots of bath toys too :)

Posted: 22/09/2011 at 11:37

The best way to create a feel safe and fun bath time for ur new baby is to bath with them, they feel safe and gives the opportunity for lots of skin to skin contact for Mum and/or Dad

Posted: 22/09/2011 at 12:01

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