Tired of sounding like a broken record asking your kids to take a shower? Bring back the fun to your child’s bath time by implementing these effective tips that will have your kids racing to the shower every time without you having to tell them.
Shower time is so much fun… but most likely not so much for your kids. Some children just abhor taking showers. They’d rather be sweaty, grimy and foul-smelling all day than spend a few minutes putting shampoo in their hair. Trick your child to shower by making it more fun and less of a battle by trying these effective tips out:
Most kids don’t want to shower especially whenever you really want them to. Trick your child to shower by letting them go to the bathroom at a different time. If morning showers are always a pain, let your child shower in the afternoons or nights. We know that establishing a shower routine is important but sometimes it is best to let your kid shower where time isn’t limited and you aren’t in a hurry.
Start with play
Most children like playing with water so let them. On a hot day, trick your child to shower by squirting them with a water gun. Once your target is wet enough, continue your water fight into the bathroom. Let your kid reload the water gun while taking a shower.
Allowing toys in the bathroom often makes a difference when you try to trick your child to shower. Let your kid bring in some waterproof toys or even those plastic containers from the kitchen. Temporarily forget about reprimanding your child about splashing too much water in the room until a proper showering routine is established.
Watercolors and washable paints are great shower fun tools. Your child can paint on the bathroom walls with colorful and fun drawings. This is an enjoyable activity especially since you don’t have to worry about cleaning up afterwards.
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