Monday, May 7, 2018

"My baby won’t stop crying and yelling in the tub" said my friend

Since I’m familiar with these kind of challenges, here are some mom tricks for bath time that might help my friend and yours:

Babies are sometimes afraid from water or just not in the right mood for a bath. They are exploring the world around them and that includes finding out what water makes them feel, what they can do with it, and how we react to their actions during bath time while playing with bath time toys.
A common challenge for mommies is when babies get physical in the tub, splashing at them, yelling and crying during bath time. For those behaviors to not become a habit, we must familiarize water and bath time as fun and pleasant as possible using bath time toys.
Here are some mom tricks that helped me with my daughter who hated bath time as a baby, and then fell in love with her battery-operated bath time toys:

Monday, November 20, 2017

Hi all! School’s finally under way and settled and my big girl is in the throws of her first year of preschool! She comes home every day with new art project ideas and beads and yard games—and she’s filthy! Bath time has become even more important than ever! I have no idea what they do together in school that’s so messy, though I have an idea, but every day she’s covered in some combination of sand, glue, paint, stickers and sparkles. Wow, she loves her sparkles.
So, the second she walked in the door, plops off her hat and coat, I’ve got her undressed and headed to the bathroom. Well, if the baby isn’t hungry. The best thing is, the sticky glue and glitter need time to soak off and she’s happy with her 5 best bath toys! Still! I thought eventually she’d outgrow baths (when do they take showers?) and certainly bath toys, but she’s still loving her rubber ducks –and their more modern counterparts.
We all know that adults like baths—well, except my hubby. He’s not so into the idea for himself. I know, it’s ironic that the bath toy lady would have a husband who doesn’t like baths. Anyway, I didn’t know big kids do too!
Next up, big kid bath toys…



Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer Pool Fun

Hi all!

Now that International Bath Day is over and preschool's out for the summer, everyone is home! Oh...gosh...
I went to the dollar store and got a bunch of small squirt guns for my older daughter to play with in the blow up pool on my deck. I made myself a cold lemonade, slathered everyone with sunscreen and tucked my little bub into the Ergo, thinking that I'd get a minute to sit back and relax while my daughter played and snuggle up with my little guy. I showed her how to squirt the water guns but I guess it wasn't so easy--lo and behold, all she wanted to play with was her same bath toys that she plays with indoors too! Who'd'a thunk? 

So, I pulled out all the old favorites and she couldn't stop playing with the Moluk Plui rain cloud, which won an award recently from the Archimedes Foundation for encouraging STEM play and teaching physics basics in honor of International Bath Day. She was entranced by being able to make her own rain with one of the best bath toys ever! It opens, so I can clean it out and it won't get moldy. Good call Archimedes Foundation! I saw that the Plui had another award too, and that the International Bath Day Gold Award was given to Alex Toys for their Bath Flutes and Yookidoo for their Flow N Fill Spout Pro, also great toys.

All in all, I enjoyed my lemonade, though I didn't really get to sit back and relax. I did get wet though! Happy pool time everyone!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hi guys!It’s so good to be back! Today, for International bath day, instead of taking about the best bath toys and what they do for our babies, like I usually do, I’m going enjoy some grown up time! Hubby is treating me to a home spa day. International Bath Day for Mommy! WooHoo! With the new little one, it’s tough to go to a real spa (not to mention tough on the wallet), but he arranged babysitting (!) and bought me some awesome looking bath stuff, new Essie nail polish and a nice bottle of wine. I have the day completely off—kid free, and the weather is finally nice! Bye bye rainy spring, hello summer!I’m going to head to the beach, work on my tan and read a book. Seriously, a book! When was the last time I did that? I love my chick lit., and it’s just been so hard to find the time, so hubby, bless him, has made this the best International Bath Day EVER! I’m gonna be a beach bum, once I get off the computer with you all. I’m going to come home with a wicked awesome tan and sink into a bubble bath full of the lavender oil bath bomb he got me, enjoy some tea and a good glass of wine, and relax, without any spit up on my shirt. Then I plan to paint my toes one color and my fingers another.#InternationalBathDay #mommy’sdayoff #readabook #relax #bestbathtoys #bestdayever #june14

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hi Everyone! After a long exhausted pregnancy hiatus (and maternity leave!) I’m back up and running with my new Mountain Buggy Duet, XL diaper bag for two and a cutie little boy! My daughter is now a big sister!Now I’m not only struggling with my LO’s bath fighting and water resistance, but I’m bathing two. Mr. Tiny is still in the baby bath, but he’s just starting to get near sitting, and that means the big tub. I really struggle to bathe both kids though—I can’t leave either alone (duh!) and because my baby isn’t quite properly sitting, I’m worried about putting them in the tub together.

That’s where my most favorite bath toys come in handy! My Toddler is way out of the foam blocks and rubber ducks, and all the toys with holes in them had to be trashed. They were so gross. 

I’ve been on the lookout for an upgrade, and I saw that The Baby Guy NYC is putting on a contest! Awesome!He’s got a few toys that look amazingly entertaining for a toddler, and they look sharable, for when peewee gets bigger. Best of all, enriching discovery for my kids, without moldy inside spaces that are impossible to clean. Now if I could just find time for my own relaxing bath…

I’m back just in time for International Bath Day, June 14! Can’t believe it’s been a year since I’d written anything! Geez Lousie!


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

International Bath Day on June 14th is just another occasion to celebrate with great discoveries in the bathtub. I'm a HUGE fan of battery operated bath toys that that are educational and promote learning and discovering in the tub. On International Bath Day I am always thrilled that kids all over the world enjoy a good bath, great bath toys and the ability to discover really cool things…!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

International Bath Day

International Bath Day occurring this month is a great time to celebrate bath time with cool educational bath toys.
I always write about the best baby bath toys out there with no special international day needed but International Bath Day takes place every year on June 14th is a great reminder that the bath is the IDEAL place for little scientists to learn, explore and discover.The day's roots originate from a homage to Archimedes who was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist & inventor. He discovered, while taking a bath, that an object’s volume could be accurately measured by being submerged in water! Unable to contain his excitement, Archimedes leapt out of the bathtub and yelling "Eureka, Eureka!" as he ran through the streets of Syracuse (Ancient Greece).
Obviously Archimedes' exact date of birth is unknown because we are talking about more than 2050 years ago, but the day chosen to commemorate International Bath Day is the day that is believed he leapt out of the bath tub shouting, "Eureka!  Eureka!". Legend has it that it was exactly one week before summer began ( June 14th)! How cool is that?!
I plan to celebrate during this whole month with all the best bath toys that promote learning  basic physical  properties such as empty/full, float/sink, heavy/light, and cause and effect all while having pure fun in the tub!