We’re mostly a shower family ourselves, but every once and awhile we treat our kids to an evening bath. Since it doesn’t happen often, we pull out all the fun stuff and turn it into an activity. Here are some of the toys and accessories they are enjoying right now!
The new Tubby Table is kept in place with an improved large suction cup at its base. The table height can be adjusted, and it comes with a set of colorful cups in different shapes. There are cutouts in the top of the table that the shapes can be inserted into, but my kids mostly like to pour water in the holes. They also enjoy pretend play at the table, and sometimes ask to play with it outside the bath.
There are four shapes, numbered 1 to 4, and each shape doubles as a cup for filling and pouring. The new top accommodates Mega Blocks and Duplos. It also comes with a water wheel, a nice addition to the old model, and folds up for easier storage than the original. I wish we could add the new Activity Mats to our old table, because they look like a lot of fun: A Race Car Track with cars and a Wet & Sketch Mat with soap crayons and a sponge eraser.
Especially with two kids, the table is a nice divider to keep the swimming around, and subsequent arguments, to a minimum. Plus, there are more shapes than they have hands, so sharing is easy.
They just received the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, too!
Aqueduck Bath Spout Extender + Cover
What I love about this bath spout cover is that it is a two-in-one deal. It solves the problem of soft heads bumping the bath spout and the challenge of rinsing out shampoo without it running into sensitive eyes. It actually does a better job of covering the bath spout than the inflatable one we were using, and it’s much cuter.
My kids love the way the Aqueduck Bath Spout Extender turns the water coming from the spout into an arching waterfall, and quickly got the hang of rinsing their hair. The only issue is that they want the water on the whole time. Sometimes bath time comes to an abrupt end when they won’t accept the fact that we don’t waste water and can’t leave it on.
TotLogic Bubble Bath and 2-in-1 Wash
What kid doesn’t love bubble bath? It might be the most fun part about bath time. Totlogic Bubble Bath makes lots of nice smelling, long lasting bubbles. If they get water in their eyes, the bubble bath doesn’t seem to irritate. They don’t even notice.
The TotLogic 2 in 1 Body Wash & Shampoo is gentle on the skin and is tear-free. A little goes a long way, and doesn’t irritate sensitive skin. I like that I can use the same thing for hair and body, and their hair doesn’t feel too stripped of moisture after rinsing.
While my kids only care about the bubbles, I care about what’s in their bath products. Totlogic Bubble Bath and the TotLogic 2 in 1 Body Wash & Shampoo are free of Phthalates, Gluten, DEA and PEG, Paraben, and Formaldehyde. It’s biodegradeable, not tested on animals, and, to top it all off, made in the U.S.A. The scent is a very light combination of combination of essential oils of lavender, chamomile, and bergamot.
Cantu Hair Care for Kids
I don’t think it’s necessary to use conditioner on little kids, but as Franci’s hair gets longer it’s starting to get tangles. We needed to find a leave-in conditioner to use after bath time, and sometimes in the morning when she has a spectacular case of bedhead.
Cantu Conditioning Detangler is light but effective. Just a couple of sprays softens her hair enough to pass a comb through, but doesn’t leave her locks heavy or greasy. It contains shea butter, coconut oil and honey.
We’ve also tried the Cantu Care Curling Cream. I’m not sure how well it curls her hair or adds texture, since we usually shower before bed. It did appear to be a little curlier than usual when I used it one afternoon, but it’s hard to tell on a busy toddler. All I know is that it works well as a leave-in conditioner after bath time. Just a pea-sized dot combed through her hair does the trick.
Both products are free of Sulfates, Glutens, Parabens and Mineral Oil.
If your child needs a detangler that is a little more heavy duty, I suggest the Kandoo Hair Detangler spray. It’s still free of parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates (SLS), phthalates, BHA/BHT and petroleum distillates, but isn’t as light weight as the Cantu version. Despite being a bit heavier, it wasn’t greasy. It left my girl’s hair feeling soft and was still tangle free after a night of sleeping on wet hair.
It is a no-tears product that, according to other reviews, is great for thick and curly hair. From what I’ve seen, I bet it’s true. My girls don’t have enough hair yet to weigh in on this topic!
Tubby Table, Aqueduck, Kandoo and Cantu Giveaways
This giveaway is sponsored by Tubby Table, Aqueduck, Cantu and Kandoo, which means there will be SIX lucky winners! One winner will receive an Aqueduck Bath Spout Extender. Another will receive a bottle of Kandoo Hair Detangler and a package of Kandoo Flushable Wipes. Another three lucky winners will receive both Cantu Care For Kids Styling Custard and Cantu Kids Curl Cream.
You can enter up to eleven times for your chance to win one of six giveaways! Open to US Residents only, the contest will run through Sunday, November 15th at 12AM PST.
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