Ah, bathtime. Remember life before kids, when that word held the promise of relaxation? Maybe you liked to read in the bath, watch some TV or simply let your thoughts drift while sinking deep into the bubbles. Either way, it was a blissful time, but that changes after kids. All of a sudden, bathtime means getting on your knees and trying to wash a squirmy toddler – one who would probably rather stay dirty in the first place. Where there was once solitude and rest, there is now just a tired parent trying not to get soap in their kid's eyes.
Luckily, What's Up Moms has the solution to that problem (and a whole lot more) in their latest video. The hacks they've discovered not only make bathtime more comfortable for parents, but a blast for kids. Using stuff most of us already have in the house, like water bottles, pasta strainers and shaving cream, baths become a fun place that kids actually want to be. In fact, you might have a harder time getting them out than getting them clean!
With that in mind, it's important to remember the American Academy of Dermatology's recommendations on bathing kids. While some parents might be tempted to give their children a bath every night, the AAD says that once or twice a week is all they really need. If your kids want to bathe more often, try skipping the soap every other time. This will help avoid drying out their skin. While mud, sweat or food should always be wiped away, a little bit of grime is actually good for a kid's health. Who knew? Maybe mom or dad can have a bath tonight instead of the kids.