This post was written in partnership with Ivory soap. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
Looking for ways to make bath time fun? These simple ideas will have the kids begging to get clean. Plus, find out about the bath products that are pure and gentle enough for the entire family.
Having kids is a messy job. Between playing in the dirt and crafting with paints and glue, it seems like I’m always trying to get my girls clean. I don’t mind at all though. I always tell them that I can gauge the amount of fun they’ve had by how messy they are. When my oldest daughter comes home with her fingernails full of dirt, I know she’s been playing her “nature game” on the playground with her friends. They dig around in the dirt and create shelters for homeless bugs. It’s actually pretty sweet if you think about it.
My kindergartener usually just comes home totally disheveled with her hair a mess and shoes full of sand. I have no idea what she’s doing on the playground but she says recess is her favorite “subject” so at least I know she’s having a good time. She’s also a big fan of digging in the dirt and is very proud of her latest project.
While I love that my girls are having so much fun, I still need to get them clean at some point. Of course, I want to use products I trust and my go-to for bath time is Ivory Soap. I’ll admit, part of it may be for sentimental reasons. I remember my Grandma using Ivory soap and my mom using it too. Because they always trusted it so much, I know that it’s a brand that I can trust too.
It only makes sense, since it started with a pure bar of soap 138 years ago. Ivory created the first soap that was 99.44% pure and to this day they make safe, gentle products that I trust for my family. As a mom, that’s important to me since I only want the best for my girls.
Plus, the fact that my girls and I can use the same soaps definitely makes life easier. Ivory only uses pure ingredients and is free of dyes and heavy perfumes so it’s perfect for all of us. Who wants to buy separate soaps for everybody? Not this busy mom!
Since Ashling is older, she often likes to do her bath time solo. However, Keira still likes help so not only do I help get her cleaned up, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to make bath time fun.
5 Easy Ways To Make Bath Time Fun
Lots Of Bubbles
What kid doesn’t love bubbles? Keira’s always up for a bubble bath and really loves it when I get a little crazy and “accidentally” pour too much. All she has to hear is that it’s bubble bath time and she comes running!
It’s amazing how the little things can make kids so happy and when I surprised Keira with a couple of inexpensive rubber ducks, you would have thought I’d brought home a new puppy. I love when my girls get excited about little things like this and Keira couldn’t wait to hop in the tub and play!
It doesn’t get much better than bath bombs in our house and my girls find them in everything from Christmas stockings to Easter baskets. They love watching them fizz in the bathtub water and it’s even better when it’s a bath bomb with a secret surprise in the middle. This dinosaur egg bath bomb had a baby dinosaur inside!
You can never go wrong with bath crayons! My girls love getting creative and use the sides of the bathtub as a giant white canvas. Once they’re done, cleanup is easy (which is why mommy loves bath crayons too!).
In our house, bath time is not just for getting clean. It’s also a time for fun and silliness. While I feel good using the Ivory Clean Body Wash on Keira because of it’s gentle formula, I also have ulterior motives. There’s nothing I love more than scrubbing her dirty, ticklish feet and making her giggle at the top of her lungs!
Since we always seem to be on the go, this is a perfect time to just relax and enjoy some time together.
We don’t just use Ivory products for bath time. We keep the bar soap near each sink to wash our hands with as well.
It looks like Ashling finally managed to get all that dirt out of her fingernails, though I’m sure she’ll be building more insect condos again tomorrow.
What messy activities do your kids love? How do you make bath time fun for them?