By Jen Wilson
My boy? He loves the tub. His sisters before him also loved the tub as toddlers, and still do now. Listed below are a couple tub accessories that will enhance the whole “getting clean while splashing in the tub” experience.
1. OXO TOT Whale Pail, $30
Is this not the most genius invention? Goodbye smelly black-speckled bath toys, hello well-drained bath toy holder. The Whale Pail‘s wide mouth easily scoops bath toys out of the water, and the soft, non-slip handle makes it easy for little ones to do it themselves. The holes on the sides and bottom of the Whale Pail keep bath toys dry and well-ventilated. Available online from amazon.ca.
2. Summer Infant Tub Time Turtle Spout Protector, $8
Does your toddler have a head covered in bumps and bruises? Because mine does. Currently he has a nice straight-up-and-down cut in the middle of his forehead that is healing after he flew headfirst into the corner of a bookcase. The Turtle Spout Protector is not only cute, but also prevents the tub faucet from being yet another place for your toddler to bump his head. Available online from amazon.ca.
3. KidCentral Ulti-Mat, $20
The aforementioned bumps and bruises? My son likes to stand in the tub. He’s been standing and walking for quite a few months now, but he’s still a little wobbly. As much as we tell him to sit down, he’s 14 months old and instructions go in one ear and out the other, and sometimes he slips. Another fall, another bruise. The Ulti-Mat provides super-gripping stability with an air-cushioned surface. Available online from toysrus.ca.
4. Kidzkamp Shampoo Rinse Cup, $9
Do you know any kids who like getting shampoo in their eyes? Because I do not. As much as the shampoo boasts its tear-free formula, if it mixes with a little one’s eyes, there are tears aplenty. With The Rinse Cup, you simply rest the soft, rubbery panel against your child’s forehead and pour water back to rinse the shampoo out. It holds up to 48 fluid ounces. Available online from toysrus.ca.
5. Safety 1st Bath Pal Thermometer, $8
Have you ever made your baby/toddler/child’s bath water too hot? Me neither. Except I’m lying. It’s happened and it sucked—and thankfully I noticed quickly and nobody was burned, just a little uncomfortable. The Bath Pal Thermometer is both a thermometer and a bath toy. It will tell you the temperature of the bath water, whether too hot or too cold, and will float around while your child is bathing.
Available online from toysrus.ca.
Do you use any of the above-mentioned items? Are there any items that you’d add to this list?
Jen Wilson is a married mother of three super-awesome children—two girls and a boy—who range in age from 1-11. She enjoys photography, organizing, reading, TV, and sarcasm. She drinks her coffee black and dreams of one day owning a dishwasher. You can also find her on her blog, Hey Mrs. Wilson, where she has been writing about life in Saskatchewan since 2004.