Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pro Parent Tip: Minimizing Splashes

I truly wish I could take credit for this awesome parent tip, but, alas, full credit goes to #1 Dada, Abel. Like his brother before him, Nathaniel loves, loves, loves the bath. And, of course, accompanying all that fun is a lot of splashing!

Now that he's old enough that we don't have to be right next to him the entire time, we close the liner, throw the curtain up over the top and let him splash away 'til his heart's content (or 'til his little piggies are prunes!). The closed liner stops 99% of the water from escaping the tub. It's brilliant!

Oh, here's a bonus pro tip I can take credit for -- I often use this part of bath time to multitask and do some bathroom cleaning -- toilet, sink, etc. I'm in the room with him and interacting but still getting an unpleasant task completed.

Original post by Smiling Mama. Thanks for reading!


  1. That's so funny. Maevy doesn't splash that much, but she can spend a while just floating around. We leave her unattended too, while usually trying to get dinner finished up. I never considered actually cleaning..:)

  2. Brilliant! I think my boy is going to be quite the splasher, so I will definitely use this tip.


Comments make my day. Thanks!