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.