Part of fostering a great childhood is allowing messes. Some my life’s most memorable moments involved getting messy whether allowed or mischievously behind my mother’s back, haha. One way we allow mess without stress is by letting Jayden paint in the tub. It’s so much fun for him and the cleanup is a breeze.
I love breaking out the paints and turning on the radio. Doing so usually guarantees that he stays in the tub a while. There are times when he is gung-ho about bath time, soaking until his fingers and toes wrinkle like raisins and other times, he only wants to dip. Offering him something that sparks his creativity keeps him in much longer, which defintely comes in handy on hair days when I co-poo (wash with conditioner only) his hair.
By the time he’s ready to get out, it’s time to rinse his hair and dry off, followed by putting on our favorite hair and body moisturizers – and pjs of course!
You may be wondering what kind of paint Jayden uses in the tub. It’s a homemade bath paint that I make using Baby Magic body wash. I was actually approached by Baby Magic to join them as a Magical Madness Mom. Baby Magic is a brand that we respect as their washes and lotions are paraben-free and gentle on Jayden’s sensitive skin. As part of my partnership with Baby Magic, I thought I’d share with you, a super easy way to create bath paints using their gentle body wash and simple ingredients from the pantry!
Homemade Bath Paint
Combine 1 cup body wash with 3 tablespoons cornstarch (or arrowroot) and mix well. Add more for a thicker consistency.
Separate mixture into separate small containers. Rubbermaid’s 1/2-cup easy lid containers are perfect.
Add a few drops of food coloring to each container and mix well.
Tell me about one of your messy life/baby moments!
I’ll go first.
This one time, Jayden pooped on me at the Walmart checkout when he was a newborn…
He blew that poor diaper to bits, drenching me and the floor in his Grey Poupon combo!
We will never forget that messy moment!
All of Baby Magic’s baby products are paraben free and made in the USA with baby’s health and safety in mind.
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