National Bathtub Party Day

Posted on December 1, 2020

by Jozlyn H

I am not sure who deemed Dec. 5 National Bathtub Party Day… but hey, a nice soak wouldn’t hurt any of us. There are tons of benefits to taking baths instead of showers. According to this article, baths could:

  1. Elevate your mood
  2. Help you sleep better
  3. Relieve muscle pain
  4. Make your heart healthy (reducing blood pressure)
  5. Burn calories
  6. Relieve cold and flu symptoms
  7. Soothe irritated skin
  8. Help you feel more awake

Baths have become increasingly popular. The New Yorker says we live in “The Age of Bathfluence”. People are taking more baths. Bath bombs, bath salts, and bubble bath make it even better for some folks. So, let’s celebrate this day. Get your bath going, throw in something that smells nice, and grab a good book (but don’t drop it!)

Kid’s books about bath time:
Cover of Pirates Don’t Take Baths Cover of Pirates Don’t Take Baths

Pirates Don’t Take Baths

Cover of Bathtime Mathtime: Shapes Cover of Bathtime Mathtime: Shapes

Bathtime Mathtime: Shapes

Cover of The Pigeon Needs a Bath! Cover of The Pigeon Needs a Bath!

The Pigeon Needs a Bath!

Cover of Bathtime for Little Rabbit Cover of Bathtime for Little Rabbit

Bathtime for Little Rabbit

Cover of When Your Lion Needs a Bath Cover of When Your Lion Needs a Bath

When Your Lion Needs a Bath

Cover of Pug the Stinker Cover of Pug the Stinker

Pug the Stinker

Cover of I’m Not Taking a Bath Cover of I’m Not Taking a Bath

I’m Not Taking a Bath

Cover of Oink Cover of Oink

Oink

Cover of The Bath Cover of The Bath

The Bath

Make the bathroom of your dreams with these books:
Cover of Kitchens & Baths Cover of Kitchens & Baths

Kitchens & Baths

Cover of Create the Bathroom of Your Dreams Cover of Create the Bathroom of Your Dreams

Create the Bathroom of Your Dreams

Cover of Make It Your Own Baths: 40 Easy Weekend Projects Cover of Make It Your Own Baths: 40 Easy Weekend Projects

Make It Your Own Baths: 40 Easy Weekend Projects

Happy soaking!

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