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D.I.Y. Shower Curtain Draws Kids to the Tub

Draw (on) the (shower) curtain. Credit: Grain
"Draw the curtains" just took on a whole new meaning. The Ty D.I.Y. Edition shower curtain is a blank canvas that just begs for your kids to transform it into their own masterpiece with the...

Bathtub Injuries - 43,000 Tots Treated Each Year

Toddlers get hurt falling down in the bathtub. Photo: sxc.hu
Babyproofers beware: Drowning isn't the only hazard to be aware of in the bathtub -- 43,000 kids a year are treated in emergency rooms after slipping or falling an a tub or shower....

Showers versus baths - How are your kids getting clean?

My kid takes showers. He is sixteen months old. I took showers as a kid, but spent most of my time in the bath, surrounded by various toys and lots of suds. When our children are first born we barely bathe them, then move them into the little...

Pregnancy fact or fiction: Getting into hot water

I can't remember the last time I faced forward in the shower. Ever since I became pregnant with baby number one I've been facing away from the shower. It's all because of something I heard and read about during the early states of my first...

How often to bathe kids?

One of the things I love about ParentDish is the questions that sometimes arise from the discussions that go on in the comments. Take, for example, the comments regarding a recent post I did about showering the kids. Just how often do kids need to be...

Extra squeaky clean

Showering the kids in the morning is a pain in the tuckus. I have to get them in there, wash their hair, wash their bodies, make sure they brush their teeth, and so on. For Sara, I also have to put conditioner in her hair and comb out the tangles. So...

Sing it to me, baby!

I used to sing all the time. Back when I was in high school I was the kid with the windows rolled down, driving along with the radio turned way up and belting out her favorite tune. I tended toward anything 80's and glam metal with a little Patsy...

Celestial streams

Last night, Jared and Sara were in the bathtub together, more to play than to wash. They have about a gazillion toys, including cups, boats, and rubber bath toys. I was in the bathroom with them but, truth be told, wasn't paying all that much...

How to wet your hair in the shower -- the Jared method

Sure, you could wet your hair the old fashioned way -- by standing under the shower, but where's the style in that? The savoir faire? The panache? No, the sophisticated man-about-town does it with a lot more class than that. He uses the Jared method....

Sometimes, asking questions is a bad idea

Kids ask questions. There's a lot they don't know and they're curious. They want to know why the sun sets ("It's because hot air rises. The sun's hot in the middle of the day, so it rises high in the sky. In the evening then, it cools down and...

Baby shower ideas?

My wife's cousin is pregnant after many years of trying (and treatments) and my wife and mother-in-law are planning her baby shower. The burning question of the moment is, of course, what title to give the event on the personalized menus at the...

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