In an effort to encourage grotty and reluctant children into the bath, I have recently employed a new trick. The idea was given to me by a friend (thanks Peta!) to put food dye in the bath. I was a little nervous putting in the first drops, thinking the color would leave a residue, but was pleasantly surprised. We have now had, pink, green, blue and purple baths. It has worked a treat. As you can see in the photo below, we have gone so far as to only have matching toys in the bath. As well as pleasing my 2 year old who just loves things to match, I must admit I quite like the artistic element to bath time. When this stops working….any tips?

It reminds me of a little toilet training trick someone once suggested of putting blue dye in the toilet water and asking the child to make it turn green! Wonder if it works…..

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  1. says

    What a great idea! I&#39;m glad someone else tried it first, because I would have been worried about oddly coloured children, LOL.<br /><br />Something which my kids love is home made bath bombs. They make them with me, decide which moulds to use to get shaped &quot;bombs&quot; and then enjoy the fizzing and essential oils in their bath.

  2. says

    that sounds like fun! we normally do bubblebath but my two have always loved baths so there isn&#39;t really a problem.<br />I like Deb&#39;s idea too about the bath bombs.<br />♥

  3. says

    We talk up the idea of having a shower rather than a bath if Master 2 is giving us the &#39;noooooo baaaarth&#39; routine.<br /><br />Works everytime ;)

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