My son is a book worm, no question. He will choose a book over a toy any day and could sit on your lap for HOURS if you will read to him. He has a great attention span for a one year old and I love that he loves reading. Because he is such a book worm, we have picked up a couple bath tub books for him, my only problem is, how to store them?
I took a trip to the Dollar Tree to see what I could find. Now I am no Dollar Store guru, I wish I had some of Karen's talents and creativity when it comes to Dollar store finds, she is absolutely amazing. I guess I don't have to tell you that, you read this blog, you have seen her One Dollar Wednesdays. So, I picked up these fun green baskets that came in a 3 pack, along with some suction cups. They were PERFECT!I love how they have the long holes in the sides, it will let the water run out of the basket and dry out completely. That is a must, so no yucky bacteria grows.
This project took me all of about 5 minutes. Stick the suction cups to the tub, poke them through the holes of the basket, and DONE.
We only have a couple books so far, but if we acquire any more I can always use the other 2 baskets. I am kind of funny with my bath toys, since I am such a germaphobe. My other bath toys have a MAX life of 90 days. I wash them once a week and try to get them completely dried out. If not, I toss them, I haven't bought any of them, we have received them as gifts. I don't plan on buying any new ones either, he likes playing with the cup better than anything else, and that I just throw in the dishwasher. The books I wash once a week with my dish soap/vinegar combo to kill any bacteria, as well as a run under hot water after each use.
I am sure my son will be super excited about his new book shelf when we take a bath tonight!