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The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Child-Friendly Bathroom

The bathroom used to be a place to relax after a hard day at the office. Lighting a candle and submerging yourself into a tub full of bubbles was the perfect way to end any day. Now, as a parent, your tub is full of bath toys, and the likelihood of you getting to bathe uninterruptedly has gone. Of course, we wouldn’t have it any other way. But, the bathroom ain’t what it used to be.

Creating a child-friendly bathroom doesn’t require an intense amount of planning. You don’t need to renovate space. You simply need to add main characteristics that everyone will love. Let’s face it, while you see bath time as a chance to unwind, your kids will see bath time as an opportunity to play and explore.

With this in mind, it’s time to create a bathroom space within your home that everyone will love to use.

Safety First

As with any feature in your home, you need to consider the safety elements. While light pulls can look darling, it may be time to get rid of them now that you have kids. Think about the safety features in your bathroom. A heated towel rail looks fantastic, but it can be dangerous for a child. So, if you are going to invest in these things make sure that they are out of the way of tiny hands. Keep these features at height. That way, everyone gets a bathroom that they want.

Creating a Separate Place to Play

Play time is vital for kids. What child doesn’t love to play in the tub? Of course, when it comes to relaxing you don’t want to be sitting on a wealth of toys. Creating a tub that can be enjoyed means having to find space for play time. You can invest in bath hammocks to store toys within. If you want something a little more chic, opt for a wooden storage box that matches the theme of your bathroom. Encourage your children to tidy the toys away into the box after bath time. After all, they would do this if it were their bedroom. Make sure that bath toys are put away after every bath so that you can enjoy the tub too.

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Alicia Voorhies

Mirrors, Lighting and Ambience

You don’t have to give up on bathroom design now that you have kids. On the contrary, there are some amazing things that you can do to make the space fun for all. Include fun mirrors in the shape of bubbles. Try out mirror crayons for the kids so that they can enjoy the space too. Invest in bathroom lighting to create a mood. Dimmer switches may not be practical in the bathroom but layers of lighting can work well.

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Alex Beattie

Homely Design

Wall stickers and bath crayons are a fun way for kids to relax in the tub. But, they can look messy. It seems that the bathroom is now a place for compromise. Why not add bright dispensers and personalised towels? This ensures that kids love the bathroom as much as you do. If they view it as an adult space, they won’t care for it much.

 

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