As I’ve been parenting for 2 years and 8 whole months now I’m a qualified expert on the subject of children and it’s time to pass on some wisdom. After some trial and error and lots of experimenting I’ve compiled a list of the top toys for babies and toddlers, starting today with the bathroom edition.
Starting off with Dil’s absolute fav. There’s nothing more fun than swinging a tampon around by its string. Made even better once your child learns the word vagina and asks where his is so that he can insert his own
Once you’ve let your toddler put their own soap in the bath one time you’re on a slippery slope. The satisfying feeling of squeezing out a whole bottle of bubble bath is apparently too good to resist. Extra fun points if it’s the organic £8 a bottle stuff
If you’re a mum of a toddler and the house has gone quiet you know where they are. Sometimes I try and deter him from ruining the whole roll, but occasionally it’s worth sacrificing one for the sake of a hot cup of tea
Who knew innocent bathroom products could cause so much destruction. If you have ever had to clean up smeared sudocrem my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. That stuff should be child proofed and kept in a locked cabinet at all times.
I quite regularly notice a weird minty smell following us when we are out, only to spot thick white smears all over my child or worse, all over me, from our daily toothpaste “experiments”. They also really like squeezing just from the top of the tube and then complaining about it being all gone. All the fun.
6. The toilet brush
Another great toy we all have in our bathroom is a filthy toilet brush. I spent many months hiding ours in clever places while I tried to take a shower but kids like a challenge so this only encourages them. Hide and seek: toilet brush version isn’t a fun game. In case you’re wondering, buying them a nice clean one to play with doesn’t work, they are only interested in the dirty one.
So now you know! Does your child enjoy the same things? Anything you would add that I should immediately remove from reach? Let me know in the comments!
Photography by Mr. Adam Robertson
Bath toys by Nuby. Definitely not as exciting as the toilet brush but still pretty good fun 😉
Alice tries to put on a bra at least twice every day.
I usually catch dil with mine on his head haha
Alice tries to put my bras on Milo. I definitely do not encourage it for my own amusement.
Haha. That’s definitely what little brothers are for!
My friend puts an elastic band on the loo roll so it makes it difficult to just pull off. A bit of a pain when you want to go to the loo but it puts them off quickly (“,)
That’s a great idea!!
Our supplies of baby wipes are kept in the bathroom and Annie loves seeing how many packs she can empty while I’m in the shower. Our rented apartment lacks bathroom storage so all the spare shower gels and shampoos etc are stored in a basket under the sink – at least three times a day she sneaks in, grabs as many as she can carry, and then deposits them in random places around the house.
Haha yep baby wipes definitely! At least she doesn’t squeeze it out everywhere lol
This made me giggle! My little man is only 15 months but he’s definitely a fan of toilet rolls. Luckily our cupboards are high up so he doesn’t have access to much, but I’m sure as he gets bigger that will change. He also loves emptying the wastepaper basket in our room. I find a trail of bits and bobs on the landing! #TheList
Haha yes, the higher up = the bigger the challenge = the more fun to be had! Good luck lol xx
Lol. Thankfully N’s not that fussed, so we’ve not had to many dodgy bathroom ‘toy’ incidents #thelist
Haha it’s never too late! Thanks for stopping by xx
Ha ha very true! Why play with real toys when they can get their hands on all the adult stuff! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x
Lol exactly. Thanks for hosting!