When your brother is in charge of your bath.


  • Baby bath
  • Warm water
  • Bath toys
  • Tuff tray (not essential, but helpful to catch water)


Finn brought all the bath toys, so we could hardly fit Cian in.

Fin was taking it personally when Cici knocked the letters out of order. So Finn added his name, in the hope that Cian would show his letters some more respect.

DfES Outcomes for EYFS (2013)

Communication and language

Listening and attention (8 to 20 months)

• Reacts in interaction with others by smiling, looking and moving.

• Has a strong exploratory impulse.

• Concentrates intently on an object or activity of own choosing for short periods.

• Pays attention to dominant stimulus – easily distracted by noises or other people talking.


Speaking (Birth to 11 months)

• Makes own sounds in response when talked to by familiar adults.

• Practises and gradually develops speech sounds (babbling) to communicate with adults; says sounds like ‘baba, nono, gogo’.

Physical development

Moving and handling (Birth to 11 months)

• Turns head in response to sounds and sights.

• Makes movements with arms and legs which gradually become more controlled.

• Reaches out for, touches and begins to hold objects.

• Explores objects with mouth, often picking up an object and holding it to the mouth.

Managing feelings and behaviour (Birth to 11 months)

  • Shows a range of emotions such as pleasure, fear and excitement.

Making relationships (Birth to 11 months)

• Enjoys the company of others and seeks contact with others from birth.

• Responds when talked to, for example, moves arms and legs, changes facial expression, moves body and makes mouth movements.

• Recognises and is most responsive to main carer’s voice: face brightens, activity increases when familiar carer appears.