Thursday, 28 April 2016

Bathing the Baby Activity


Lately Lily has ben really interested in her dolls which she calls "Baby". She is getting really good at giving the baby a bottle and rocking the baby and giving it a blanket. So I thought it would be a nice activity to bath the baby.

Lily enjoys bath time and when she is in the tub she will take her cloths and wash things and wash herself. So I thought she would love this activity. 


I bought her a plastic bathtub and then a plastic doll that came with a towel which only cost me £5. Perfect for getting wet. 

This activity is great to do with Lily's age onwards, its brilliant for the imagination and knowledge and understanding of the world. You can also teach them all the things you do in the bath. If they don't already know that is.

I set up the tub filled with bubbles and placed the baby next to it with its towel. I tried to encourage Lily to put the baby in the water but she wasn't having any of it. So I placed the baby in the water for her. I showed Lily how to wash the baby and tried to give her the cloth but she backed away almost like she didn't like the water. I put some water on Lily's hand to show her its just water, but she didn't like that and held out her hand to be dried. So for us the activity was a miss. But maybe when she is older she may like it and I will re visit it. 


For now, here are some images of the activity. Maybe your child may enjoy it a little more than Lily did. 

If anyone does this activity I would love to know what your child though of it. 











23 comments:

  1. I've seen a doll similar to this and been wanted to get it for my lily (pops) Im not sure she would do it as an activity like this but think she would LOVE to take her in the bath... We've already had other dolls chucked in there 🙈

    Http://arepops.com

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  2. I love this idea of role play, though sadly I am jealous of the purple bath tub x

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  3. My girls love doing things like this :) Great way for kids to learn x

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  4. Great idea for role play
    My friend is having her baby soon -this is perfect for her 3 year old to copy what mummy does and feel involve too

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  5. Great idea for role play
    My friend is having her baby soon -this is perfect for her 3 year old to copy what mummy does and feel involve too

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  6. Lovely idea - Pickle is very funny about his hands, dirt and water etc. He would either love this or hate it! Kaz x

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  7. I never liked baby dolls when I was little, the idea of being a grown up and looking after a baby was a million miles from where I wanted to be. It was all about teddy bears for me;-)

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  8. What a lovely idea for children who want to help with bathing. x

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  9. I've never heard of doing something like this but I'm not a mam so thats probably why! I think its a great idea though as so many little ones love playing with dollies xxx

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  10. Lovely idea this is. My daughter would love this a lot.

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  11. I did this with my daughter and granddaughter and they both loved bathing their babies

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  12. How lovely is that! it would be great for a little girl who has just had a baby brother or sister and could copycat bath time - a real sharing moment (Kin Styles)

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  13. Aww, bless little Lily. I'm sure she will love water play in no time! We've bathed dollies lots, my son loves it! We had a doll with hair, so I let him use a bit of shampoo so he could wash the hair too. Think he loves dollies just as much as his little sister haha

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  14. We have bought Poppy a baby Annabell for Christmas, and we are going to buy a doll bath so that she can do this too :) x

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  15. Ahh what a lovely activity! My 4 year old is in reception now and they are doing something called 'roots of empathy', a couple go in with their baby every so ofter and the children learn about the babies milestones etc. My daughter keeps telling me 'love makes brains grow' which she was told at one of the sessions, really sweet :)

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  16. I need to store this idea away for when my daughter is old enough

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  17. Absolutely love this idea :D xxxx

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  18. Lovely imaginative role play idea x

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  19. So cute and as you say great for the imagination! Fab pics

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  20. my 2 year old loves "looking after" her babies,she washes,feeds,bathes and even takes them for walks to the village in their pram now!!

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  21. Lovely idea, Lily is clearly not quite ready for this activity yet & when she is you may regret introducing it!

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