Toddlers love to be independent. They feel so much joy once they’ve accomplished something themselves. Self care is a great way to give your toddler the independence that they crave. It can be simple and inexpensive to set up a little self care station for your toddler.
What you’ll need
Our self-care station is Montessori inspired. The whole idea of setting up the self-care station is to give your toddler a space that they can easily reach daily essentials.
- Wooden Crate
- Bar Soap
- Hair Brush
- Wash Cloth
You will need to assist a young toddler with brushing their teeth, of course, but I like to let Little One brush first and then I will ask if I can help her finish. At the moment Little One can wash her face alone and wash her hands. I’m in the bathroom with her washing my face as well.
You can also place a potty near the station. Little One likes to sit on the potty if I’m using the bathroom. It seems to help her go if she sees me going as well.
We have a little basket beside her station for dirty clothes. I will say “put your clothes in the hamper”, and she runs to place them in. She loves it!
Our Self Care Station
Here’s our little DIY self care station. As you can see, everything is toddler height. She can easily see herself in the mirror, and she doesn’t have to reach up to wash her hands. Having items at toddler height makes them more confident. No need to ask for help when you can just get it yourself!
Again, the self care station is to build independence. Your toddler doesn’t have to do everything alone. You will still need to assist them with some tasks.
What you think of the self-care station? Is it something you’d try with your toddler? Leave a comment below.