As parents, you can offer your kid a safe and calm experience in which they can pamper themselves. Kids are very sensitive to the environment around them. If they are surrounded by love, tenderness, and with no noise around them, they tend to blossom immediately.
Home spas are perfect for soothing babies as well as older children. It allows them to explore new territories and enhance their creativity and imagination, giving them a sense of balance between mind, body, and spirit.
You can create a relaxing atmosphere for your kids that will have them wanting to take a bath every night! Have fun and try some of these ideas to make a home spa for kids!
How To Start?
The first thing you need to do is find a place in your house (or backyard) where everyone will feel comfortable and relaxed. This place should be spacious enough to fit a table, two chairs, and some plants. If your bathroom is big enough, it will also do: since it’s not only roomy but also watertight!
Next, it’s time to decorate the room for the home spa for kids! Decorate the room with glowing candles placed in safe holders out of reach from little hands or children under three years old. You can buy special candleholders with prongs sticking straight up, so it won’t spill everywhere if they knock it over.
The same goes for potpourri – use a dish that can’t be easily knocked over and mix it with water, so it stays fresh longer. For music, be creative and pick tunes that will calm your child’s nerves after a long day of school and playing.
What will you need?
Here is what you need for creating a home spa for kids:
- Bathing supplies: You’ll need to get some special accessories for your bathroom that make kids want to scrub up.
- First, buy some fun flavored bubble baths that your child can choose from.
- Next, get bath paints for them to doodle with while in the tub.
- Get a special bathtub sponge that is gentle on the skin. Add bubbles to create a fantastic foam experience.
- Use organic products that won’t dry out their skin. Look for items that are formulated for children’s delicate skins.
- Choose plush cotton towels and robes with hoods to keep them cozy after stepping out of the tub. Use organic products that won’t dry out their skin. Keep towels and robes together in baskets by the door, so they are easy to grab when you need them.
- Haircare products:
- You’ll need to purchase some extra shampoos and conditioners for your little ones.
- You’ll also need a detangler and a leave-in conditioner for those wayward curls that seem to have a mind of their own.
- A comfortable chair for kids or kids’ stool: You need to sit your child comfortably while they’re getting pampered!
- Some aromatherapy oils to the water for a relaxing experience.
- Bath toys: Kids love fun bath toys that let them play with bubbles. Think about adding some glow-in-the-dark or light-up floating bathtub toys for a more exciting experience. You can even include some floating rubber ducks!
- Last but not least, purchase child-safe nail polish so you can paint their nails before bedtime. If your child is afraid of the dark, these sparkly colors will look beautiful under the moonlight.
Perfect Home Spa Routine
Now it’s time to get your child into a healthy home spa routine.
1. Relaxing bath
Fill up the tub with warm water and add aromatherapy oils to create a fantastic experience – lavender is very calming for children. Add some bath paints so they can doodle on the tub while they’re taking a bath. Allow them to play with their favorite toys in the water. Finally, when you’re all done with the washing up, help them wrap themselves in plush cotton towels and put on fresh pajamas.
Wash their hair with a special shampoo and conditioner formulated for kids. Apply some leave-in conditioner and detangler, and then brush their hair with a special children’s brush. After that, you can even style their hair if they want it fixed in braids, ponytails, or piggy tails!
You can create an amazing spa experience for your child with a few simple steps.
First, start by applying some hand cream so they won’t get dry skin on their hands. Then apply nail polish to their nails – colors can vary depending on your child’s preferences! Finally, use some cotton swabs dipped in nail polish remover to clean around the cuticles of each fingernail.
4. Time for a pedicure
During pedicure time, you can use the same steps, but make sure to add some special bath salts to get rid of calluses and deodorize your child’s feet. Finish with a foot cream applied directly onto their soles.
You can also go a step further and prepare your kid’s personal foot spa kit! You’ll need a pair of children’s skin-friendly foot socks, a small bowl with warm water, a bottle of baby oil, and a handful of coarse salt with eucalyptus oil.
You can even invest in kids’ pedicure chair – talk about authentic saloon experience! Happybuy Hydraulic Lift Adjustable Spa Pedicure Chair will be perfect for this task.
The Happybuy pedicure chair (Sponsored) is made of high-quality PU leather, so your kid will feel like they’re sitting in an authentic salon chair. It tilts, swivels, and adjusts to different positions (even flat!), which means you’ll be able to sit on this chair even if you’re taller than 230 cm / 7 ft. You can also adjust the backrest into multiple positions that are good for different body types or even to catch a quick nap!
Once you have everything ready, soak your kids’ feet in the warm water for about 10 minutes. Then add a few drops of eucalyptus oil and massage their feet with oil to soften dry skin. Finally, wrap their feet in the foot sock and sprinkle some salt around it. After 10 minutes, you’ll get to remove the socks and scrape off any dead skin with a pumice stone – talk about at-home pedicure!
5. Something extra
Every now and then, let each child pick one particular item from the spa menu. They can choose a fruit platter with all their favorite treats, or they can sleep in a sleeping bag filled with fresh lavender for ultimate relaxation!
Your home spa will be a fantastic experience that will teach them how to relax after spending long days outdoors. So don’t forget to splurge on some child-friendly treatments every now and then!
And there you have it! Your kid’s home spa will be the envy of all of your child’s friends. If they invite their friends over to use it, make sure that you are present for all of their baths so you can monitor how much time they spend in there and what kind of antics take place while no one’s looking. Just remember to have fun with it and enjoy those quiet moments of pampering your child after a long day from school!