There are few things that can compete with water play in the world of a toddler. Most of our water play at home has been limited to the bath, but it is a favorite activity for my kids at the local children’s activity centers. Now that we have entered into the six weeks or so of relatively rain-free summer here in Washington we are starting to spend more time outside, and when we are in the yard the kids love to help water our little garden and my daughter likes to play “fireman” with the hose wetting everything in sight. Up until now I have been putting water into a small watering can for my toddler for him to help and he has made it clear that he is not a fan of (being sprayed by his sister with) the hose.
Although it still feels pretty cool here compared to what we are used to, I have wanted to get some more outdoor activities to keep the kids busy. After weeks of researching water and sand tables I had not yet come to a decision and with the summer days flying by we needed to come up with something. I had started using the FlexiBath as a toddler bath to help better contain my squirmy little guy, conserve water and keep water off the bathroom floor, but I knew that Prince Lionheart has been emphasizing the many different uses beyond the infant and toddler years, so I decided use it for water play.
This got me thinking of the many ways that a FlexiBath can be used and grow with my family. In addition to water play or a kiddie pool for infants and toddlers, my kids thought it was the perfect divider (or bridge) when they are in the tub at the same time. It could also be used store bath toys or be used as a container to disinfect them, storage for bath towels, a sandbox, sensory station, a bucket to wash cloth diapers or clothing by hand, a toy bin in the playroom, a crib for dolls and stuffed friends, planter for your kids to plant some seeds indoors, potting “table” when transferring seedlings and vegetable starts, tub to store ice and drinks at a party, or a container to separate recyclables.
You cannot beat the foldable design of the Prince Lionheart FlexiBath which makes storage between regular uses a lot easier (particularly for smaller homes and bathrooms) and it is not as bulky to store in the closet or garage between children. With a third of my garage filled with stored baby and children’s clothing and gear, this is a pretty alluring feature for our family. It doesn’t look like it will be heading to storage anytime in the near future as my son discovered that he loves to be in charge of the hose and we look forward to many summer days in our own backyard.
To learn more about the FlexiBath and infant insert (sold separately), as well as their full range of products, please visit Prince Lionheart online.
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