6 Tips to Creating a Child-Friendly Bathroom

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Child friendly bathroom

When creating a new children’s bathroom, layout is key.

Re-positioning sanitary ware etc. can make all the difference in making the space functional. Toddlers can be busy, clumsy, and messy, so aim to go with durable and trusted sanitary ware that is nonslip and easy to clean.

Here are six tips for creating a child-friendly bathroom.

1. Add some colour

Kids will love it! We incorporated a blue patterned floor tile that created a fun element whilst keeping the rest of the bathroom neutral with off-white metro tiles on the shower walls, and hexagon mosaic tiles for the shower floors. (All flooring tiles are non-slip) Colourful towels and accessories can be added to the fun and a little greenery makes your space cosier.

Mosaic tiles for child friendly bathroom


2. Remember they are little people

We made our shower mixer reachable for our little one and placed it on the entry side of the shower. This makes it handy to reach and control the water temperature. My husband made a little step bench for our son to reach the basin when brushing his teeth or needing to get onto the loo.


3. Soft close and removable toilet seat

A soft close and removable toilet seat is ideal during potty training. The soft closing seat will avoid smashing fingers and the removable seat makes cleaning so much easier than a non-removable seat. This is a great addition to a child-friendly bathroom.

Child friendly bathroom

4. Storage

Depending on how many will be using the bathroom, everyone should have their own little space or drawer.

Utilise wall space for high up cupboards, were out of reach items can be placed and lower drawers or shelves can store towels and toys making them easy to access. In addition, towel hooks and rails are always a winner in a child-friend bathroom, especially if they have name tags on them. Recessed shelving in the shower makes toiletries more accessible and should be considered in the early stages of planning.

Storage for child friendly bathroom


5. Safety

Safety is an important element for children – floor-level walk-in showers provide a trip-free solution to showering however, remember to make sure floor tiles are non-slip!

6. Easy to clean materials

We went for a wall hung vanity that provided extra storage underneath for baskets, a footstool or even a hidden washing basket. For the vanity, we chose a natural stained oak base and a stone slab top which makes for easy cleaning.

Storage for child friendly bathroom


I hope these tips and ideas for your toddler’s new bathroom will make their bathing experience so much more fun.

Happy Bath time!

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