Ways to Adapt the Bathroom for Your Children

To promote your children's freedom in the bathroom, you must adapt it to their needs. In this article, we'll explain ways you can achieve that goal with different items.
Ways to Adapt the Bathroom for Your Children

Last update: 10 May, 2020

The bathroom is one of the rooms in the house that provides children with the least amount of freedom. There are a couple of factors that contribute to this – the height of the sink or cabinets where their bathroom products are and the dangers that can cause falls or accidents. Making your bathroom more child friendly is a very simple task.

The bathroom is one of the areas where children learn daily routines that are essential for their development.

In this article, we’ll explain how you can adapt different objects in the bathroom to suit your children’s needs. This way, they can carry out their routines in a simpler, fun, and enjoyable way.

1. The toilet

Child using the toilet

Using the toilet is one of the key aspects of the bathroom. When your children use the toilet for the first time, they acquire a sense of autonomy and responsibility.

When they are small, the toilet bowl may be too large for them. This makes them uncomfortable. To solve this problem, you can use two objects to adapt the toilet to their needs:

  • A potty next to the toilet
  • An adaptable seat for the toilet itself

Some children prefer the seat because it makes them feel older using the same things as adults. On the other hand, smaller children prefer the potty.

2. A step for the sink

Add steps so your child can reach the sink.

In most cases, a sink isn’t usually low enough for a small child to reach, due to its standard height. The sink is one of the most essential items in the bathroom. Children learn to wash their hands, face, and teeth correctly in it.

For them to be able to use the sink, place a small step in front of it for them to climb onto.

We recommend purchasing a non-slip step since the bathroom contains water.

3. Hooks and hangers at your fingertips

Use hooks and hangers to make items more reachable for your young child.

Your children need to be able to reach their towels or other items, such as combs and toothbrushes. You must place them within their reach so that they can use them easily.

The way to solve this problem is to place hooks or hangers on the walls at your children’s height where they can grab everything they need.

The best hooks or hangers are the adhesive type. You can avoid drilling the walls, you can adjust them as your children grow taller, and remove them when they’re no longer needed.

4. The bathtub

Child bathing in tub  in bathroom

The bathtub is the most dangerous place for children and even sometimes for adults. When your child is still a baby the best way to bathe them is by using a portable bathtub.

Due to your children’s rapid growth, you won’t be using portable bathtubs for long. When they become toddlers, you should place a non-slip mat in the bathtub to avoid any slips or falls on the wet base.

5. Extra bathroom storage

Baby's items in bathroom

The arrival of a baby always brings the need for extra space. However, it may be difficult to make your bathroom bigger.

You can purchase wicker baskets or containers that you can hang on the walls to create extra storage space for the baby’s things.

6. The changer

Bathroom items.

The changing table is where you can teach your children all of the daily routines that you do. If you put all the necessary products around them in baskets, little by little they will start using them too.

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