My first born really loved bath time. I spent a lot of time entertaining him, and as he was my first child I had all the time in the world to spend both entertaining and educating him. When my second child was born, I was both working and trying to manage the upkeep of our family home. “Time” was a very rare commodity, but I managed to fit in a “fun bath time” here or there. By the time I had my third child, “time” or “fun bath time” was non existent.
Bath time was plopped into the too hard box. I was dealing with homework, cooking, cleaning, washing and all the lovely household chores any stay at home mum knows all too well. By the end of the day all I wanted to do is quickly get the kids washed and in bed so that I could rest.
I'm always so confused when parents suggest that it is out of sheer laziness or selfishness that some parents don't spend time bathing their kids, and using this particular opportunity to teach their children a thing or two. Seriously, how informative could you be when all you could think about is how comfy your bed would be at that exact moment.
In essence I believe bath time isn't the only time children can be educated. Yes, it could be used as a tool, when you are not struggling to keep your eyes open. But I don't believe in putting off “quality time” until you've got all your kids sitting there in the bath tub.
When we were growing up my parents made sure we sat at the dinner table together as a family. No TV, no books or newspapers. That was when we learnt the most. The most about each other and even current events. We loved telling our parents about our day and what we learnt at school that day. Our parents would intercept with their input. You don't see that kind of interaction nowadays.
Furthermore,after each child, my health deteriorated ever so slightly. I battled with a lot of back pain. So bath time was not only extremely time consuming but it was also excruciating. As a consequence of all this, I came up with CharliChair. I was sure that I was not the only mum wrestling with back pain, juggling a household and strung out. Yes! The CharliChair saves time at bath time. It is placed in the shower. Your babies are locked in safely and showered quickly and easily. The CharliChair is completely water proof, so there's no messy stains to be cleaned afterwards. Best part is that the CharliChair is used from when your baby is first born all the way until they can stand on their own two feet.