Life with kids is amazing, but it also brings special challenges. In the bathroom, these can include a range of logistical struggles such as how to help your kids easily reach the sink or keeping your toddler from fishing in the toilet. Luckily, most of these problems have practical, affordable solutions in the form of bathroom accessories.
Here are some of the must-have bathroom accessories if you’re a parent:
Your toddler strains on their tippy-toes, trying to reach the sink, but you’re not keen on tripping over a step stool every day in the bathroom. What can you do? A faucet extender is a perfect solution that allows your child to reach the water without a stool. This accessory is easy to install or remove from your faucet, making it a perfect choice for a family or kids’ bathroom.
Step Stool Vanity Drawer:
If you love the independence a step stool offers but hate stumbling over it, consider a step stool vanity drawer. You can purchase a new vanity that features a stool as the bottom drawer, or you can make your own. This drawer stool is easy to pull out and push into the vanity so that it’s readily available, but never in the way.
Bath Spout Cover:
Parents know that the bathtub can be hazardous for little ones. Among these hazards is the common bathtub faucet, upon which kids can bump their heads. Make sure bath time never ends in tears by using a bath spout cover. This handy accessory is a soft, rubber object (often in the shape of an animal) that covers up the bath spout, which turns this hard metal object into a much softer and more forgiving one.
Mesh Toy Bag:
Chances are, if you have a bathtub and young children, you also have bath toys. Storing them can often be a chore, especially because you don’t want the toys to sit in a bucket of water. Instead, purchase a mesh toy bag that you can hang on your bathroom shower wall. Toys will drip dry into the tub, eliminating the wet, scummy mess toys usually leave behind.
Toilet Seat Lock:
For babies and toddlers that like to go mobile, you need a toilet seat lock. The last thing you want is to find your 1-year-old happily splashing in the toilet water, or worse, find your little one gleefully flushing down random objects. Use a handy toilet seat lock until your child is old enough to know exactly what to use the toilet for.
Slippery surfaces, wet feet and bathroom tile are a recipe for trouble when it comes to kids. Purchase a rubber-backed bathroom mat or rug to help keep them safe when they step out of the bathtub. The rug can also help absorb some of the excess water your kids are sure to bring out of the tub or shower with them.
Nonslip Tub or Shower Stickers:
Keep the bottom of your tub or shower safe with non-slip stickers. There are lots of fun designs featuring rubber duckies, water animals, and other themes that can make them a fun addition to your kids’ bathroom. Of course, if you’d like something that’s more mature, there are also neutrally colored stickers available.
With these accessories, you’ll make your bathroom a much safer kid-friendly space. Just imagine the peace of mind you’ll gain once you’ve installed these safety-related items. A relatively small investment in must-have accessories can greatly improve your kids’ bathroom safety and well-being, benefiting everyone!