Some kids just love bath time, splashing in the water for hours, and playing with the rubber duck. Others on the other hand, need to be dragged to the bath, washed while they cry and scream, and bribed to get their hair washed. And I know both types very, very well, as each of my daughters is very different when it comes to bath time!
You see, my first baby hated water. Since the very first bath, she was always crying. She stopped when she was around a year old, but only to fight me terribly on washing her hair. I had to get very, very creative to manage keeping her clean!
And then, my second, this tme water-loving baby appeared, and things couldn’t be more different. She loved splashing in the water, and cried when it was time to leave! But one thing stayed the same: washing her hair is always a struggle.
So I assume there must be something about bath time that you struggle with your child as well. Some kids dislike taking bath and getting all wet, some hate the water in their eyes, some just can’t get to potty train, while others struggle with brushing their teeth and hair. Teaching kids to take care of their body is never easy!
And that’s exactly why I got very exited when Olivia from Dr.Panda approached me and asked if I’d like to try their new Dr.Panda Bath Time game. Because I really did!
And what I learned from being a mom for almost five years now, is that sometimes kids change their perspective simply by seeing someone they like (like a friend, sibling or a carton character) doing something they themselves dislike and fear.
So I’ve let my daughters explore this game, and I loved seeing their excitement over cleaning the teeth of the little panda bear, washing his face, making him go potty, and finally giving him a big bubble bath and washing his hair! They even got to wash his clothes!
They both played, and it’s no surprise that each of them concentrated on a different aspect of bath time!
As if re-living what they usually don’t like (with these cute animal characters) helped them see the other side of it. Helped them understand the necessity of it and see that it can be also fun! So my bath disliking Lili, bathed the panda three times in a row, and my bath loving toddler (potty trained this spring) have got the little panda to go potty and wash his clothes and then face over and over again.
And in the evening, when it was their own bath time, we talked about the panda bear and his friends, and laughed that we’re washing, brushing and flushing just like he and his friends did! They really got exited about bath time all over again, and it made it so much more fun and easy then usually!
Disclosure: I received this product for a review, all opinions remain my own!