Have a Blast in the Bath: Disney D-Lightful Challenge Week 6

by Janice

My son Jackson started having showers instead of baths at a crazy early age. He discovered he liked the shower at the swimming pool, so I turned into the only mother with a 2 year old calling out that it was time for his shower.

My daughter Olivia is a regular bath loving little kid. She loves to have a variety of fun toys… of course the Disney toys are top pick… and she’ll play happily until her fingers and toes turn to raisins.

Susan’s two girls were different from each other in how they spent their bath times. Julia would often have to be enticed by toys to get into the bath and then would usually stay in only as long as Susan was actively playing games with her.

But from an early age Sophia loved her bath time and often asked to get in the bath and then would play with her toys by herself singing along and making up stories for herself. She would be in ultimate bliss and as a mother and aunt watching her happily play by herself we were in equal bliss.

Whether your child likes to shower like Jackson or lounge in the bath like Sophia, they all love fun bath/shower toys and soaps/shampoos with their favorite characters. It just makes getting clean so much more fun.

Week 6-Making Bathtime Fun

Week 6: Have a Blast in the Bath

After a long day of classes, recess and after-school play, kids need to clean up – and wind down.

The key to getting your little ones to love the tub is to make it a treat, not a task. Shampoo, body wash and bath sponges with their favorite Disney characters promise that when it comes to fun, bath time is never a wash!

Tips to help make bath time fun:

  • Transition play time to bath time by allowing your kids to pick out which bath toys they want to play with
  • Let your kids pick a shampoo or body wash with their favorite Disney character and create a story to make bath time more fun

Head over to the DCP’s official Facebook page, Disney Living, to find out more about this week’s challenge and tips from the “Go-To Mom,” Kimberley Clayton Blaine, who has partnered with Disney to bring weekly video parenting tips.



If you’d like to win a prize pack of the fun bath products shown above, leave a comment telling us “What bath time games make the biggest splash with your kids?”

This giveaway will end on Friday October 28, 2011 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced Sunday in the weekly Around The Blogosphere. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.


Please note that we are compensated Disney Brand Ambassadors, but as I said, our love of Disney and all of our opinions are completely our own!

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

1 marina October 20, 2011 at 6:35 am

With my 5 year old it’s always storytime in the tub with all the toys .For my 16 month old is a “dunk” party!! lol


2 safiyyah October 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

My children love bath time with toys.


3 Tiffany M in MS October 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Splashing is always the most fun…especially when mom’s says not too….also playing mermaid!!


4 Elisabeth October 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Playing with Barbies in the bath tops the list! :)


5 Jamie October 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm

My son was a big fan of reading in the bathtub…this was one of the few times I could get him to sit still!! Haha! Now we keep a big basket of toys in the tub – he loves things he can stick to the walls of tub like dinosaurs and letters!!


6 Erin October 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

My daughter loves a doll she can take in the tub and also give a bath to. However, even the enticement of toys doesn’t make her eager to take one most days!


7 Leanne M October 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm

My kids love anything and everything that pours water out. They could stay in the tub with cups only for hours.


8 Cheryl W. October 20, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I try to play educational games with my daughter during bath time. I fill the tub with foam numbers, plastic toys, spoon and other various water proof items and then to add the bubbles. My daughter steps in, sits down and feels for items. She gets three guess before she can bring it up out of the cloud of bubbles. This helps with her memory and using her minds eye to recall things. I have used coins such as pennys, nickles and quarters (after they were cleaned) to memorize her money values, also her numbers 1-9. She also make up a story using the bubbles are her props. She is going to be an author some day!


9 JoannaTopazT October 20, 2011 at 11:11 pm

My daughter likes to spell crazy words she’s invented out of her foam letters — she tries to use all of them to make really long words stuck to the sides of the tub — and then make me pronounce these “words” while she giggles hysterically.


10 Nadia October 21, 2011 at 3:08 am

My kids love to play “shark” in the tub!


11 Happymomc October 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm

A simple game of splashing water and singing – she loves that the best!


12 Suzanne October 21, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Last night I sprayed shaving cream on the wall in the bathroom and let the kids play in it, rub it into the wall and write letters in it.


13 Staci A October 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm

My son has a bathtime basketball hoop that he loves to play with. He also loves games where he gets to squirt water out of his toys. It usually winds up a huge wet mess, but he’s always happy.


14 Kathy Stevenson October 21, 2011 at 10:27 pm

My girls love to play with their City blocks that stick on the side of the tub!


15 Drew Stevenson October 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm

They love to play with the bubbles.


16 Mozi Esmes Mom October 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm

My daughter’s favorite is when I put on a doggie washcloth puppet and pretend to eat the bubbles and water she feeds the doggie.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com


17 JUNE October 23, 2011 at 7:18 am

Such cute little products, sure to make bath time allot of fun for any little one.


18 Christine Jensen October 23, 2011 at 11:28 am

My kids are pretty well entertained by the bath itself, and maybe a few cups for dumping :)


19 Wehaf October 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Squirty toys are a big hit!


20 Brandy October 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm

My kids love playing with their toys. They have little sharks, fishes and ducks, that they swim around the tub.


21 Idaho Jill October 24, 2011 at 11:31 am

any type of bucket is always a hit, and fingerpaints, of course!


22 tennille October 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm

we love finger paints and bubbles for our tub time


23 Missy October 24, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Anything with bubbles!


24 Terra Heck October 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm

It’s all about painting on the walls with bath colors or using figurine toys as a scuba team.


25 Erica Best October 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm

my nephew loves his rubber duck and making shapes in the tub at bath time.


26 rubya_aftab October 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm

my 15 mnth baby hadi ,he is my first baby mashALLAH, he’s soo naughty MASHALLAH lol he wants to sit in bucket and play with the bottleslike my shampoo his shampoo and all other stuff and i after his bath it luks tht i was in bucket too lol he splash wateer all over mee i haD to change then <3


27 NAN October 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm

we have a thomas train bath set that we love to play with and have the trains swim through water
nannypanpan at gmail.com


28 Tami M October 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Out of the 37 toys floating in his bathwater, my 13 month old has always grabbed his little water squirting, hot pink starfish first. Every time. :)

Tami M


29 Debby October 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm

For some reason my granddaughters think my bath tub is wonderful. It is larger than theirs and they like to fill it as high as they can. At home they take showers, but at my house bathtime is playtime. This would be right up their alley. They may never get out if they had all of the gifts on this prize giveaway!


30 Alison October 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm

My girls like to take a shower but if they had toys, like these, they would want to shower three times a day!


31 Amy October 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm

My son would love his favorite characters in the tub with him. It would be so much fun for him. Great giveaway Ladies.


32 Stacey October 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Bath time would much more fun if they had all these goodies to bathe with!


33 Niecey Docherty October 26, 2011 at 10:36 pm

My kids love playing a game with bubbles in the bath, where they put bubbles in their hands and then clap their hands and make the bubbles go flying


34 Jen Shirley October 27, 2011 at 12:11 am

We blow bubbles in the tub and the kids like to make beards and silly hair with bubbles


35 Ann October 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Anything with Disney on it would be a hit at my house. They love bath time if they have toys to play with.


36 Leigh October 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm

My children would love anything from Disney. They love to play in the tub!


37 Barb October 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

My son prefers a shower, but if he had these products from Disney he may prefer a tub bath


38 Nicole October 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm

A shower for sure is what my daughter likes. If she had these Disney products, they would be so happy


39 mia October 27, 2011 at 10:15 pm

My son LOVES to play with his fingerpaint & crayon soap!


40 Jamie Brigham October 28, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Using the bath crayons to write on the wall and draw funny pictures is what my children love, we also use silly soap, it’s like silly string and spray everyone LOL


41 nicole October 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm

My 3 year old daughter thinks she is a grown woman. She likes talking showers every chance she can. So I started getting bath toys and different things for her to play with in the bath tub. Now she thinks its a swimming pool. She would play in the tub all day if I let her. She would love this bath stuff as would my son!!!


42 Allison King October 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm

My son loves to take matchbox cars in the tub and play “car wash” …and he loves anything from Disney.


43 Stacey March 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Hey there Janice I really liked your great blog post on Have a Blast in the Bath. When I originally commented I clicked the Notify me when new comments are added checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!


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