Organising your bathroom for kids
An organised bathroom makes using this much easier for everyone involved. It also makes it a safer space for kids and parents. Organising your bathroom doesn’t have to be an expensive or time consuming exercise. The benefit of organising your bathroom is that it can make a small space work much more efficiently and can be both practical and attractive to use.
4 easy ways to organise your bathroom for kids
#1 Safety first
- It’s important to organise your bathroom in a way that makes it safe for your kids. It is vital that your little one is never ever left unsupervised in the bathroom.
- A practical thing to do is install a bath mat in your bath so your little one doesn’t slip or slide around the bath too much at bath-time.
- Make sure the water heater temperature is set to a sensible default setting. In addition, you may wish to put rubber handles on the taps themselves to minimise the risk of burns.
- When you are organising the items in your bathroom, make sure that all potentially dangerous objects are stored up high and well out of reach of little hands.
#2 Pick your products with care
- When you are choosing items for your bathroom it is best to select items that are durable and good quality. For instance, it is worth choosing good quality towels. They will be used on a regular basis and your little one’s skin is delicate. It makes sense to purchase towels that are soft, fluffy and elastic. You will usually be able to pick up a bargain at sale time. When you are selecting towels make sure you check their absorbency and make sure you wash them a couple of times before use to get rid of any excess dye.
- Bath toys can add to the fun of bath-time but make sure you pick ones that are suitable for your child. Wooden toys don’t fare well and tend to pick up mould very quickly. Rubber toys are a popular choice and tend to cope better with the heat and condensation that are created in a bathroom. Make sure you rinse toys on a regular basis to avoid any build ups.
#3 Useful materials
- There are certain key items you will be using on a daily basis in your bathroom. It is worth having multiples of these on hand to help you organise your bathroom more easily. Soap, toilet roll and toothpaste are staple bathroom products. If you have a particular brand you favour, make sure to pick them up in bulk when they are on sale and store them safely. An organised bathroom is a well-stocked one.
- Bathroom space tends to be limited. Containers and trays are very useful materials as you can then store multiple items in one place neatly. If your bub is very small it means you can store items like cotton wool, a clean nappy, towel and soap in one tray and have it to hand at bath-time.
#4 Organise and label
- Most bathrooms tend to have limited shelf and storage space. It makes sense to allocate particular items to certain sections of the bathroom to minimise clutter. Label a certain shelf for towels and make sure they are stored there. It is a good idea to pop some hooks or hang a rail on the back of the bathroom door to dry them out after bath-time. This tends to save space and reduces the risk of them being left on the floor instead.
- Pop like-minded objects together in clear plastic containers and label them appropriately. This means popping hairclips and hairbrushes in a container together or storing make-up in a container together as well. It is important to remember that if an object is potentially dangerous to your child to make sure it is stored up high and well out of reach.