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How can I make sure my child does not play with the faucet or drain during bath time?

Hi everyone,

I have a toddler who loves to play with water during bath time, especially with the faucet and drain. This is causing a lot of mess and making it difficult for me to get them clean. I'm worried about their safety and want to make sure they don't hurt themselves while playing.

I have tried talking to my child and explaining the dangers of playing with the faucet and drain, but it doesn't seem to be working. I have also tried distracting them with toys and singing songs, but they still manage to find their way back to the faucet and drain.

Does anyone have any tips or tricks on how to prevent my child from playing with the faucet and drain during bath time? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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jewel61

Hi there,

I had the same issue with my son when he was younger. He loved to play with water during bath time, especially the faucet and drain! One thing that worked for me, and might work for you, is to give my son a washcloth or small towel to play with during bath time. It kept him occupied and prevented him from playing with the faucet and drain.

I also found that using a bath toy that required my son to squeeze or press it to squirt water was very effective. It provided a fun and safe outlet for him to play with water during bath time.

Lastly, I made sure to keep a close eye on him during bath time, reminding him not to play with the faucet or drain. Consistency and patience are key! I hope these tips help you and your child.

dsipes

Hi there,

I had a similar issue with my younger sister when I took charge of her bath time. She is a bit of a curious child and loved to play with the faucet and drain during bath time. I tried using toys and sing-alongs to keep her away from such things, but it didn't work effectively.

What worked for me was installing a child-proof faucet cover that restricted her access to the tap. These covers are not that expensive, and they are easy to install. They come with suction cups that hold them in place, and they often come in different colors and shapes to attract children's attention.

Also, I tried to engage her in conversation to draw her attention away from playing with the faucet or drain. I asked her about her day, favorite animals, or anything she loved to talk about. This approach helped to keep her occupied and prevented playing with the faucet and drain.

I hope these tips are useful to you. Good luck with your child's bath time!

mccullough.fidel

Hi all,

I had a similar issue with my son during his bath time. He was continuously attracted to the faucet and drain, making it difficult for me to keep him safe. One thing that worked for me was to change his bath time routine slightly.

Instead of having him take a bath in the tub, we started using a baby-sized inflatable pool in the bathroom where he could splash around and play with his toys. It was a fun way to keep him entertained, and it also kept him away from the faucet and drain.

However, if you prefer to keep your child in a bathtub, you can try putting on a show or a cartoon for them to watch while having their bath to keep them occupied. Make sure to put it out of reach and position the screen in a way that your child won't accidentally splash water on it.

Lastly, I also made sure that the bathroom temperature was warm enough because children are more likely to play with water if they feel cold, hence, to make the water warm enough could work wonders in keeping them occupied with the water rather than the faucet or drain.

I hope these tips help, and it gives you a different approach to making bath time less stressful.

brittany74

Hello there,

I had the same problem with my daughter when she was younger. She used to love playing with the faucet and drain during bath time, which was really frustrating for me. I tried several methods, but nothing seemed to work until I decided to let her help me with the bath time routine.

I allowed her to help me fill the tub, which kept her busy and distracted from the faucet and drain. I also gave her specific tasks such as washing her hair, scrubbing her feet, and helping dry herself off. It gave her a sense of responsibility and made her feel like a big girl. She felt like she was an active participant in her bath, preventing her from acting up and playing with the faucet or drain.

Another thing that worked for me was making sure that the bathroom was fully childproofed. Children can be curious, and prohibiting them from playing with things that they can't resist might not work effectively. Hence, I removed all items away from the bathtub and ensured that electrical outlets with water contact were secured.

I hope these tips help you, and your child's bath time becomes a smooth experience.

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