Children’s Products That Make Bedtime and Bathtime Fun
If you have small children, you know how hard it is to get them bathed and ready for bed every night without a fight. And if your children, like mine, dread bath time and bedtime it can be an even bigger fight to get them down for the night. There are things you can do, however, to make bath time and bedtime fun. I don’t know about you, but there have been many nights that I’ve felt as if I’ve fought a war by the time they were snuggled up in bed and fast asleep. And I wasn’t really sure who won the war…
If your children hate to have their hair washed and it’s a major struggle each night, perhaps it’s the conditioner you’re using. Mine used to beg me not to wash their hair, and I finally realized it was because they didn’t want to comb it afterward. When I switched to Soft & Beautiful Just For Me Milk Hair Conditioner, they stopped protesting so much. It’s made with soy milk and honey, so it smells great, and it softens children’s hair so that it is easy to detangle. Soft & Beautiful makes a whole line of children’s products, including children’s shampoo, conditioner, and styling crème.
Make sure you slather them up with lotion when they’re still damp; it feels good and it will keep their skin nice and soft. I know that my kids looked forward to the lotion after the bath more than anything. They’d even brush their teeth willingly if it meant that I would rub lotion on their back. It’s a great feeling, it’s good for their skin, and it makes them want to actually get ready for bed. That’s a win-win as far as I’m concerned. I use Jergens Ultra Healing Lotion, because my kids have dry skin. It locks in moisture and it’s non-greasy.
And to make brushing their teeth fun, I got them fun toothbrushes. One of their favorites was a Power Puff Girls Tooth Brush. Hey, if it makes them want to brush their teeth, I’m all for it. I was just glad that I didn’t have to threaten them with their teeth falling out, like my mother did…
Bedtime and bath time doesn’t have to be a big struggle. If you find out why your children don’t like the ritual – besides the obvious I-don’t-want-to-go-to bed – you can make it easier, both for you and for them. If all it takes is a few special products, that’s a good thing. They’ll go to bed happier, and that will make you happy, as well.