I guess it was a few months ago when we moved from giving Little One a bath every other night to having one each night. Although it does take a bit of time to run the bath, gather all the various bath and bed time bits and pieces (why does a simple bath time require so much stuff?!) and then bath him and dry him, he has always really enjoyed it so we make sure we bath him every night if possible.
After he has eaten, he normally plays in the sitting room with us, but he will start to get tired and frustrated of his toys after a while. However, as soon as he's playing with his toys in the bath, he is happy and relaxed again. This is when we thought 'why not make bath time part of his evening play time?' Hence why we moved to giving him a bath every evening.
Bath time is very much his daddy's domain. I will sit and help, but he will hold him and support him and I am normally on cotton wool and towel duty. I am also the one who gets an absolute drenching when he kicks his little legs and splashes water all over the bathroom. It is lovely to watch my husband bathing him. It sounds silly, but he's so good at it. As I'm sure many of you will know, bathing a wriggly baby who wants to crawl and climb about the bath is no easy task whatsoever, but he makes it look so easy and he's so calm. It makes a lovely end to a day.
He has accumulated quite a collection of lovely bath toys now, plus a couple of homemade ones too. He is in his own little world with his toys in the bath, splashing about and having a whale of a time. Ever since he had his first ever bath, he has always cried when he is taken out, and he still does it now. But as soon as he's dry and calm, he will always have a sneaky peak at himself in the mirror. I managed to capture these shots of him at bath time recently.