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

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.

Wanna chat? Find me at: @5minutesformom, @janicecroze and Facebook.com/5minutesformom.


  1. marina says

    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. Jamie says

    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!!

  3. Erin says

    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!

  4. Cheryl W. says

    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!

  5. says

    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.

  6. says

    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.

  7. rubya_aftab says

    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

  8. NAN says

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

  9. Debby says

    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!

  10. Amy says

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

  11. Niecey Docherty says

    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

  12. Jamie Brigham says

    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

  13. nicole says

    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!!!

  14. Allison King says

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

  15. says

    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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