The Bath Time Circus

Giving my kids baths has always been a fun experience when they are babies. They love to splash and kick, the warm water soothes them, and my babies have all loved bath time. But, recently my little guy has become Trouble with a capital “T” at bath time. It is driving me a little crazy.

Gone are the days when he would just lay in the water, kick his legs and smile up at me happily. Now, he is a crazy man all over the place. He wants toys to entertain him (understandable since he sees his older siblings with them) and he won’t sit still for a second. But, lately, his worst habit is splashing.

While splashing may sound cute to most, I’m talking about the kind of splashing that leaves me more wet than he is. I stand up and my shirt is usually drenched. He finds it  hilarious. Especially since my 4 year old is usually taking a bath with him and can’t stop laughing when his splashing gets out of control.

Another problem we are having is just keeping him sitting down. He thinks he can stand up now and grab the faucet and play with it. Luckily it is a very old bathtub, and the knobs are too hard for him to turn. But, he has managed to learn how to pull the lever to turn the shower head off and on. Let’s just say that keeps things interesting.

While for the most part, I still love giving my kids baths, because they come out so nice and squeaky clean (and want to cuddle with mama), it has become kind of a circus in there. And, by circus, I mean a splash-a-thon with a very wiggly toddler that thinks it is all very very funny. What are your secret tricks to keeping your baby to sit still at this stage?

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at