Help with evening chores
Encourage your toddler to help with younger
siblings at bath time. Let them choose what
clothes they’d like to wear the next day,
give them a choice of two outfits.
Encourage your toddler to tell you how their
dry skin is feeling. Ask them to point to
areas that are particularly dry or
uncomfortable and might need more care.
Squeeze some Oilatum Soothe & Protect
Junior Moisturising Lotion into their hand
and encourage them to apply it to the dry
areas, while you apply cream to their face,
arms, legs, hands and feet, paying special
attention to dry patches. Involving your
toddler can help distract them from the
discomfort of their dry skin and fosters a
feeling of accomplishment.
Getting themselves ready for bed
Encourage your toddler to brush their teeth,
wash their hands and face, put on their
pyjamas or sit on the toilet by themselves,
if they’re old enough. Praise them for being
so helpful and grown up as they complete
their tasks – it will make them feel special
and happier to settle.
Choose a book to read
A bedtime story can help to develop your toddler’s vocabulary, as well as being a bonding experience for you both. Choosing which story they want read before bed is a great way for your toddler to help out. Try using different voices for each character to really bring the story to life, but keep your voice low so you don’t over-excite your toddler and undo all your hard work getting them settled.