How often do you bath your child? Once a week? Every other day? Every day?
When our children are babies we get told to create a good bedtime routine in order for the child to sleep well. Well, to be honest, I think that’s a load of BS because Mini R didn’t sleep through till ten months old and I know many other babies who had a great bedtime routine and still didn’t sleep well at night. We created a good bedtime routine but it didn’t include a bath….why? Because my son hated bath time on an evening. Anyone who walked past our house at around 6pm would think that there was some kind of medieval torture going on, so we stopped bathing at night and started going it in the morning. A complete pain in the a**e to add another task into the morning and made leaving the house ten times harder but i hated the thought of Mini Me being scared of water. As he got older we’ve been able to move bath time back to the evening, but now I’m wondering if he needs a bath EVERY night.
There is the odd time that we get home late, like when we came home from Scarborough last week, and we skip bath time. He goes to bed just the same as he would if he had partook in some splashing in the tub so thats not an issue. He really likes bath time now and, if i’m completely honest with you, I like having something that fills the time between his tea and bedtime, and he smells divine after a bath too!