Mom Hacks for getting ready in the morning:
Usually the baby bath is reserved for bedtime right? I have never been a fan of this. I always wanted my kiddo’s bedtime routine to be fast. We change diapers/underwear, get into pjs, brush teeth, hug daddy goodnight, hug mommy goodnight while doing our “what are we thankful to God for today?” prayer, then a belly rub and it’s over.
I reserve reading time for during the day…
and here’s the BIG DEAL mom hack that was a game changer for me:
I bathe my LO in the mornings while I’m getting ready for my day.
For me it’s the perfect time for a baby or toddler bath because I’m in the room and can see my kiddo behind me while I’m looking in the mirror in front of me. I’m always able to keep an eye on him, and he just loves to play in the bath. He will be happy to play in his bath for 30 minutes to an hour.
That means I have 30 minutes to an hour to do my hair and makeup! Doing my hair and makeup most days makes me feel better all day. I write more about the psychology of it here.
The best way to keep him entertained and happy in his bath and maximize my time is to have a lot of bath toy options.
Here is a list of great toys my kiddo Noah loves:
- foam letters
- bath crayons
- a bath pill that colors the water
- bubble bath– this one smells like a baby’s head
- wind up toys
- Little Nemo toys
- lots of cups
- a spray bottle full of water so he can spray the big bubbles
What do your kiddos like to play with in the tub? Do you use this mom hack to get ready in the morning? I’d love to know!
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