Sharing a bathroom with your children can sometimes be difficult.
At an early age, they simply cannot reach everything. The sink, faucet, everything is made for adults. You are left with two options: Create a kid-friendly bathroom, or add a few things to help your children use the bathroom. There are several things you can do in order to help them. Below are some of them which I have found to be the most efficient!
As mentioned, not all of your children are tall enough to use the bathroom. In this case, you need to create an “additional step”, or something they can step on. By providing them with an extra height, they will be able to use the sink regularly. Another thing you can do is lower both the faucet and the sink a bit, so that your children can use it without additional help. After they are done using it, they will also be able to clean it, which saves you from extra work.
Vanity with open shelves
Children usually have problems finding items in the bathroom. It is a lot easier if you could place them in plain sight. By getting a vanity with open shelves, you will be able to do just that. For your kids, it will feel like a game of hide and seek. They will start opening one by one shelf looking for the things they need. Besides towels, you can also store bath toys in one of the shelves.
Towel bars or hooks?
After they have finished using the towel, kids will look for a place to place it on. Hooks seem to be the perfect solution. Towel bars are just old fashioned, and not for kids. Besides, if you place one hook for every child, they will feel special. Nothing beats the feeling of having your own towel hook. Also, hooks are great for preserving the towel. For instance, you do not have to worry about folding them or letting them dry out. While being stranded on the hook, towels will dry out naturally and will not need adjusting.
Sink size does matter
If your bathroom is spacious enough, consider getting a larger sink. One large sink is better than double sinks, because it can accommodate more hands at once and it is way easier to clean. The best shape of a large sink is the round one, advise bathroom renovations specialists, because if you have more than one child, they can all approach it at the same time and have fun while washing their hands together. Mutual activities, even those such as hand washing, can be bonding and interesting for kids. Also, large and round sinks are easily cleaned, and you can spot dirt almost instantly.
Add family pictures
Most children look for something to do while in a bathroom. One way of keeping their attention is by placing family pictures on the bathroom walls. This will bring memories, and keep them thinking. Also, family pictures are a good replacement for art. Instead of placing landscapes, choose a photo that is personal and special for some reason. I am sure that your kids will love it, and so will you.
Finally, one of the most important things in every bathroom is the storage, especially in ones used by children. You need a place to store their special towels, soaps, toothbrushes, toilet paper and bath toys. One thing you can do is install a cupboard over the toilet where you can keep their stuff. Do not put it too high, otherwise they will not be able to reach it.
Watch for the floor
In order to maximize child safety, it is recommended that you add some kind of carpet into your bathroom. The best ones are those that are quickly removed and dried out. These serve as a great protection from slippery floors, and your children will be able to leave the bath unharmed. Most bathroom accidents happen because of the slippery floor. Remove that as an option, and your children are completely protected.
Creating a child-friendly bathroom is very important for your kids. They will feel like a part of the family, and special by using the same bathroom as their parents. All of these improvements do not cost a lot. In fact, most of these are just the regular things you should have done anyway, with a bit of delicate touch.
How have you made your bathroom more useful for the whole family? Share your stories, tips, and tricks below.
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