Disco Baths Are The Hot New Way To Get Kids To Enjoy Bath Time
For some kids, merely uttering the word bath time is enough to spark a tantrum.
But now a new trend is sweeping the nation meaning even little ones who hate washing will see the fun in it.
Coining the fun term 'disco bath' on Facebook, one mother revealed how she'd turned her children's bath time into a fun, colourful experience with nothing more than a few glow sticks.
Sharing pictures of a bubble bath which was lit up red and green, she wrote on group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK: "59p glow sticks from home bargains and we have a disco bath."
The mum went on to gush about how much her children loved the experience.
And it wasn't long before other mothers were trying it for themselves, flocking to the comments and vowing to try it out on their kids.
They even started sharing pictures of their own creations, with a sea of glowing bath tubs soon appearing in the comments.
"Will be doing this idea for my little girl," wrote one person in response, while another added: "Fab idea... anyone who has children will appreciate & cool idea to entertain the kids for half an hour".
A third loved the idea so much that they didn't want to put an age limit on it.
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"I'm doing this for me not the Kids this is awesome," they wrote.
But are disco baths safe?
Among enthusiastic parents keen to try the trick for their kids, there were a few who were a little more reserved about putting glow sticks in water.
"I wouldn't put them in my child's bath in case they leaked or something xx," one warned.
As another added: "People please be careful! This seems like a ridiculous idea! It Might look pretty but I'm pretty sure the chemicals inside them aren't safe to bathe in! Do proper research! They aren't meant for the bath!"
However, the mother who coined the trend was quick to assure others that she had her kids' safety at the forefront of her mind, and the glow sticks she used were both "non toxic and non flammable".
While Holly checked the labels on hers, it's worth noting the contents of glow sticks vary, and some are filled with harmful chemicals which can be poisonous if they leak out of their vial.
For any mums hoping to try their own disco bath at home, make sure to check whether the contents of your glow stick is non toxic, and ensure the water you put them in isn't too hot so the tube doesn't split.
This is important, as even these safer glow sticks can sometimes cause skin irritation if they leak over human skin.
Alternatively, there are lots of glowing products designed especially for water, including colour change bath spa drop lights for just £2.99 from The Glow Company, and these jazzy flashing Glow Bath Lights from BrightMinds for just £9.99.
Bath time never has to be a chore again!
Featured Image Credit: Credit: Facebook/ The Glow Company