How to get your toddler into the bath (when mummy wins)

Toddlers at arms length

Toddlers are so much fun but also so much hard work sometimes…

Me: Do you want to have a bath now?

Him: No

Me: How about a shower?

Him: No

Me: What about a bubble whisk?

Him: No

Me: A wishing well?

Him: No

Me: How about a soak?

Him: No

Me: A wash?

Him: No

Me: A water box?

Him: No

Me: A Rinse?

Him: No

Me: Quality time with bubbles?

Him: No

Me: A foam painting expedition?

Him: No

Me: A wallow?

Him: No

Me: An indoor waterfall?

Him: No

Me: A water play date?

Him: No

Me: Nudie time in the bath?

Him: No

Me: A whale show?

Him: No

Me: A car wash?

Him: No

Me: A Suds-up?

Him: No

Me: A miniature deep sea dive?

Him: No

Me: Well I think your whale is very dirty so I am going to go and wash him in the bath.

Him: NOOOOO!

(So he takes his whale to the bath).

Lesson: Words win.

It might be the English teacher in me, but I kind of enjoyed coming up with more ways to say ‘bathe’ and I am sure this is by no means a finite list… Mummy wins! And I do love words and I hope I am also teaching him to love them too.

button cartoon about life

Children keep us on our toes but we just have to keep rolling with the punches. Like a good little button…

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DIY Toy Storage – Toy Tree Nursery Canvas

Toy Tree Storage Canvas Diy

Here is an easy Outie idea for storing your baby’s toys.

Cover a canvas with tree fabric (or paint a tree).

Lay toys out on top where you would like the toys to ‘sit’.

Add loops of elastic around the toys and tie them off on the back. You can use a large needle to punch through the fabric in two places for each toy. Thread the elastic through and knot firmly on the back side.

My son loves choosing his toys and putting them back in their imaginary nests by looping them back through their own little elastic loop.

Easy peasy and pretty cute!

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