Toddlers are ready for the grown-up bath when they can support themselves sitting with confidence. This is an exciting time in their development as they become more social and playful and discover more about safety and how the world around them works.

What you will need

It's important to have everything you need in reaching distance. Some of the basic items include:
  • Towels
  • Toys
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Rinse jug
  • Washcloths

Bath basics

  • Run the water to between 37 & 38 degrees Celsius
  • The water should be waist high to your seated toddler
  • Never leave the bathroom or take your eyes off your toddler
  • Start the bath with playtime, then move to a full body wash followed by a shampoo
  •  Aim to be finished within 15 minutes