These children’s bath time books for babies and toddlers are perfect for introducing your child to the tub or calming fears about taking a bath.
Giving my son a bath felt like wrestling. Or cajoling. Or trying to keep my sanity while convincing my then-toddler that water will not do anything bad to him.
Never mind that he had been fine—excited, even—about taking a bath all this time. Suddenly, he wouldn’t even go near the bathroom.
What do you when your toddler feels scared of the bath? One thing I did was get waterproof bath books he could take with him to the tub. Something to keep him occupied or distracted while I suds him up.
But I also needed to find bath time books to help ease his fears. Regular books about taking a bath can also show the experience in a positive way.
I’ve long been a fan of reading children’s books for any issue our kiddos are going through—including getting through bath time anxieties.
Through books, kids can relate to other characters who also refuse to bathe, and what they did to overcome their fears. They can read about others who enjoy bath time and can see how fun (and harmless!) it really is.
Below are a few favorites to get your little one to learn more about and enjoy bath time. These fun and quirky stories will help her realize that everyone takes a bath. That it’s fun, her feelings are valid, and that she’ll come to enjoy bath time once again.
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Bath time books
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