I can’t get my daughter in the bath willingly and once in, she doesn’t want to come out. “Ten more minutes,” she begs for a good half hour when I almost always have to bribe her before she’ll agree to let me wash her long hair.

A while ago we discovered a variety of fun bath time activities from Alex Toys. The result was Maya walking her self to the bathroom and undressing. The crayons were such a big hit that soon after I was looking for a cure for pruny fingers and toes.

Luckily Alex also makes toys for hair shampooing fun which makes it easier to get to that stage. Most Alex Toys are available on as well as the manufacturer’s web site. They are all of excellent quality and will last a long time.