Songs About Bath Time
Bath time is about much more than just keeping your baby clean. It can also be a way to spend time together. Read on for songs about bath time.
Bath time offers the perfect opportunity to bond with your baby.
- 1 Itsy Bitsy Spider
- 2 Splish, Splash, Splosh
- 3 Row, Row, Row Your Boat
- 4 Down in the Jungle
- 5 Five Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day
- 6 The Bath Song
- 7 It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
- 8 If You’re Happy and You Know It
- 9 The Benefits of Singing During Bath Time
- 10 Conclusion
It also offers an opportunity to entertain and educate your son or daughter, because you have their attention.
One of the best ways to gain their complete attention is through song.
Don’t know where to start? Not a problem. Here are the best bath time songs for babies.
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Let’s start with a childhood classic: “Itsy Bitsy Spider”.
It’s a great song to teach children about bath time, insects and the weather. Plus, they’ll love the actions when you pretend your fingers are raining.
Remember the tune but not the words? Simply sing:
“Itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout,
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And Itsy Bitsy Spider went up the spout again”
Learn the full song to educate and delight your little one.
Splish, Splash, Splosh
If a child understands the importance of bath time, they’re more likely to want to wash their bodies.
The song “Splish, Splash, Splosh” is a great way to help a child to learn about the sounds of water.
It will also reinforce good hygiene in the bath, which they’ll remember through life.
They’ll love the many sounds of the catchy song, which goes as follows:
“Splish, splash, splosh
Singing in the bath
Find the soap, give it a rub
And give yourself a wash”
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
For a song they’ll be hearing long after you’ve stored the bathtub away, entertain your child with “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”.
You can even make them laugh by pretending to row the boat. If they’re a little older, they could even pretend to row the boat in the bath.
Struggling to remember how it goes? Sing:
“Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream”
Click here to listen to the full bath time song.
Down in the Jungle
There’s no better way to teach your child about animals and hygiene than with the song “Down in the Jungle”.
It’s the perfect bath song, as your son or daughter can hear about the “great big gorilla” washing his clothes.
With lyrics such as “rub-a-dub here, ” it’s ideal for bath time. You can even pretend to scrub your child’s skin when you sing it, so they’ll learn about the importance of cleaning their body.
It’s also a fun song that Mom and Dad will love to sing, and the kids will love to hear it.
Here’s how it goes:
“Down in the jungle
Where nobody goes
There’s a great big gorilla
Washing his clothes
With a rub-a-dub here
and a rub-a-dub there
That’s the way he washes his clothes”
We bet the lyrics have come flooding back to you, haven’t they? If not, listen to the full song.
Five Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day
“Five Little Ducks” is a great bath time song, as it can teach children about the water they’re sitting in.
What’s more, it’s a brilliant way to teach pre-school children about numbers and subtraction.
You could even buy some little rubber ducks for the bath, so you and your child can count and subtract the ducks one by one.
It’s an entertaining song to sing together and it will boost their education.
All you have to do is sing the following song and detract by one each time:
“Five little ducks went swimming one day
Over the hills and far away,
And Mummy Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”
But only four little ducks came back”
Want to learn the full song? Of course, you do. Take a look at the full version.
The Bath Song
Want to encourage your child to wash every area of their body, whilst learning about the anatomy?
You need to start singing “The Bath Song”. It’s a helpful way to encourage a child to actively wash their bodies.
The cleaning process will become part of their bath time routine long after the song is over.
It also allows a parent and child to sing together, as you will sing the question and they will sing the answer.
Here’s how it goes:
“Can you wash your hair? I can wash my hair.
Can you wash your feet? I can wash my feet.
Can you wash your face? I can wash my face.”
You could even perform actions to aid their learning. Such as pretending to wash your hair or washing your feet.
You can guarantee your child will perform the same actions but will use the water.
If you’re not familiar with the tune you can listen to it here.
There’s no better way to enjoy a fun, quick and hassle-free bath time. You know that sounds good!
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
Trust us when we tell you that your child will laugh-out-loud when you sing “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”.
That’s because they’ll love the sound of the “old man” who is snoring.
You could even place a small plastic toy in the bath or baby bathtub. Get your little one to wake him with water as he starts to snore.
They could even pretend to be the old man snoring, and you could wake them up by washing the shampoo out of their hair.
You can guarantee they’ll be laughing from start to finish. It will make them love taking a bath a little more, too.
Here’s how it goes:
“It’s raining, it’s pouring
The old man is snoring
He went to bed and bumped his head
And couldn’t get up in the morning”
It’s a great song about water that’s ideal for bath time. You never know, a funny song could be all it takes for them to hop into the bath each time. You can listen to it here on YouTube.
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Let’s face it, not all children love taking a bath.
Some children might cry and complain from beginning to end.
Yet, a good song can turn their bad experience into a great experience.
“If You’re Happy and You Know It” will help you discover how happy they are with bath time.
They can also have a little fun in the water as they clap their hands, stomp their feet or flap their arms.
If they’re singing, clapping and flapping, it’s probably not as bad as they first thought.
The song could even be the difference between a frustrating or enjoyable bath time.
It’s a great song to sing if your child hates water being poured over his or her face because it can distract them.
Remember, bath time should be fun, so make it as fun as you can and sing:
“If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.”
You can then change the song to say “stomp your feet” or another action that will make your little one smile. This version on YouTube had me chuckling.
The Benefits of Singing During Bath Time
There are many superb benefits to bath time song. It’s a great way to boost a child’s education and develop a hygiene routine.
Yet, there are also many more fantastic reasons to start singing to your child.
Improve a Child’s Feeling of Safety and Trust
Babies that listened to music remained calm twice as long than listening speech.
That’s why singing to your child in the bath can be so beneficial. It can help them feel safe and calm when in their water.
It doesn’t matter how bad your singing voice is. A happy, catchy song will make you look like Beyonce in their eyes, whilst boosting their trust.
You could even combine the song with a bath tub chair so they feel safer in the water.
Not only will singing help aid education and trust, but it may have physiological benefits.
A clinical trial discovered the benefits singing has on premature babies in an ICU unit. Babies exposed to their parents’ singing shown improved heart and respiratory rates.
The babies also enjoyed better feeding and sleeping patterns that promoted weight gain.
Proving the importance singing has on a child’s mental, emotional and physical health.
There are many songs about bath time that will make your child grin from ear-to-ear.
It is fun, educational and entertaining. Not only that, but it can make the experience more enjoyable for both the child and Mum and Dad.
It can also improve trust between the child and parent, as your little one can feel safe and relaxed in the water.
The above songs are a great way to make your son and daughter look forward to a bath. As a result, they can embrace a good hygiene routine from a young age. So with all the technology out there how can we bring the songs into the bathroom to help us, if needed? You can pick up a CD, MP3 or do streaming from Amazon at this link. I even checked on Spotify and they have more than enough options…lol.
Do you have any fun songs you like to sing during bathtime? Write your tips in the comment section below.