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How can I prevent my child from accidentally drinking bath water?

Hi everyone,

I'm a first-time mom and I have a 1-year-old daughter who loves splashing around in the bath. However, I've noticed that she sometimes leans forward and accidentally drinks the bath water. I'm concerned about the safety of this, especially since I use bath products that are not meant for ingestion.

I'm looking for any tips or tricks to prevent my child from drinking bath water. I've tried distracting her with toys and games, but she always seems to forget and take a sip eventually. I'm open to any suggestions - maybe there are specific bath products that are safer if ingested, or maybe there are toys that can keep her distracted for longer periods of time.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Hey there!

I can relate to your concern as I have a 3-year-old daughter who used to drink bath water all the time. I tried different strategies to prevent her from doing this and found some of them to be quite effective.

Firstly, try to avoid using bath products that are not meant for ingestion. I started using organic and natural bath products that were safe for my daughter if ingested. Secondly, I introduced bath toys that kept her entertained and distracted from drinking bath water. I found that foam bath letters and numbers were particularly useful in this case.

Lastly, I set boundaries and established a rule with my daughter that she couldn't drink the bath water. This took some repetition and consistency on my part, but over time she started to understand and adhere to this rule.

Hope this helps!


Hello everyone,

I can understand the challenges that come with bath time for parents with young children. My 3-year-old son loves bath time, and like other children, he used to drink the bath water. After trying different methods of preventing him from doing so, I discovered a method that works with him.

What worked for me was to let my son know the dangers of drinking bath water. I shared with him some simple facts and explained the harmful chemicals in the water that could lead to serious health problems over time. I used simple words, and he understood my message.

Moreover, I used a timer to limit the amount of time he spends in the bath so that he doesn't get too tempted to drink. And to distract him from drinking, I introduced a rubber duck that he loves to play with during bath time.

Finally, I always kept a bottle of fresh water nearby so that he can have a drink whenever he wants to.

I hope these tricks work for you. Remember to use simple explanations that your child can easily understand, and keep in mind that every child is different.



I can understand your concern regarding your child drinking bath water. I also faced the same problem with my 2-year-old son. While I was struggling to prevent him from drinking the water, I got a tip from my aunt.

She suggested that I could add a few drops of food coloring to the bathwater to make it unappetizing. I tried that trick, and it actually worked. My son was not interested in drinking that colored water. Furthermore, I also tried to distract him with some toys, and it proved to be effective as well.

Additionally, I also used a cup to pour fresh water over him during the bath. This made him feel refreshed and reduced his desire to drink water.

I hope these tips help. Remember, every child is different, and you may need to experiment with a few methods to find the one that works best for you and your child.


Hi there,

I completely understand your worry as I encountered the same issue with my daughter who is now 2 years old. Every time I drew a bath for her, she would inevitably slurp some of that water while playing.

What worked for me was that I introduced a sippy cup with fresh water at bath time. This kept her hydrated and she had a drink that was safe for her body. Additionally, I also brought several bath toys that kept her engaged and distracted from drinking the bathwater.

Another thing that helped me was I tried to keep bath time short. This reduced the chances of her drinking too much water and also helped me to be more efficient with our bath routine.

I hope this helps. Remember, every child is different so keep trying different methods until you find something that works for you and your little one!

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