January is National Bath Safety Month. We know you’re rocking it, but just a reminder that every bath needs a “designated watcher.”The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a caregiver is present during bath time for all children under age 4. So stay put and minimize distractions!
It's the gross discovery that every parent dreads - moldy bath toys. But if you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, don't panic - we've got you covered with today's Tub Tip.First things first - is the mold on or in the toy? This is an important distinction. For mold on the outside or surface of toys, you can clean them with a simple solution of vinegar and water. Mix one gallon of water with ½ cup of white vinegar and then soak the toys for about an hour. Once the toys have soaked, scrub them to remove the mold and allow them to air dry. If the toys smell a little like vinegar, a quick rinse should take care...
Here's a friendly reminder that now is a great time go through your kids bath toys and check for mold. If you're in organizing and cleaning mode as we kick off a new year, take that energy to the tub!
For toys that come apart - open them up, examine closely for mold, and maybe give them a quick clean. Examine bath toys with holes very carefully as they can often hold water and moisture to create the perfect environment for mold (we know, nasty!)
If you happen to discover some slimy, gross toys, it might be time to chuck and replace them (check us out for some great mold-free options ). Out with the old, in with the new!
On today's Bubbles & Joy Tuesday Tub Tip we are going to give away our best kept secret for how to beat bath time struggles...music
Setup a smartphone and/or wireless speaker in the bathroom (safely outside the splash zone). Turn on some fun and playful music and let the good times roll.
Now go get your bath time party started! It just so happens that we have a playlist for that. Check out our monthly Bubbles & Joy Jams playlist on Spotify!