Water: Fun for the Littles

Posted by on February 2, 2011

We have 48 hours of stuck-in-the-house time as the Big Winter Storm blows through the area.  “Big” is relative, as we’re only 50 miles from the US/Mexico border, but local resources are stretched to the breaking point, so there you are. This is Part One (see Part Two)

Water Play!

Never leave a baby or toddler unattended, even for a moment, with any amount of water.

  1. 20110202_211Strip baby to diaper.
  2. Fill a shallow container with water. I even put a few drops of dish soap into the water,* since I knew my daughter wouldn’t drink it but would enjoy the bubbles. If you think your baby/toddler will try to drink the water, you can skip that step.**
  3. Place the shallow container on a towel in the middle of a non-carpeted floor.
  4. Add cups, floating objects, and adult supervision and you get Insta-Joy.

* I totally did not add dish soap just so that when it spilled on the floor and my son cleaned it up, I’d have a really clean floor.

** Even ingesting it, I don’t think the dish soap will hurt her in small quantities.  I’m basing this on the fact that my mom used to “wash my mouth out with soap” for cursing and nothing is wrong with me. With me. With me. With me. Damn it.

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