This post is sponsored by The Libman Company but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Brush or Bath
Super Easy and much needed to keep things clean! Your fur friend will thank you and let’s face it Mom, do you really have the extra 20 minutes to sit down and brush and/or give your pet a bath? I didn’t think so! Give over the brushing and grooming to the kids besides, its great bonding time for the kids and their pet. Tip- Do it outside as this one can get messy as dog hair will surely be flying around and you for sure don’t need anymore dog hair in the house!
Our Buster, a 110 pound Lab, is a big ole boy and eats 5 cups a day of his food at 5 different times. I love to give this chore over to the kids. Of course, I check with them to make sure it was done so the dog does not starve but an easy and quick chore! They take turns doing the feeding every day along with making sure the water dish is always full. Keep the dog food and bowls somewhere they kids can reach and be prepared for a little mess depending on their age. Thankfully when they do make a mess we have our Liberman Wonder Mop on hand! This bad boy has Microfiber GRIPSTRIPS™ that lift up to 20% more dirt and works on all surfaces. My favorite part is I can wash the mop head up to 50 times in my washer before I buy a new one! Also the power wringer lets me remove more water from the mop head so my floors do dry faster when I use it and I have more time to focus on life’s moments with my kids and furry friend!
Pick Up Poo
Don’t shoot the messenger here and I admit this is a very age appropriate chore probably for kids almost 7 and older because of the mess. Changing kitty litter, cleaning around a littler box or picking up poo outside with a pooper scooper is gross, yes I admit it, but it is something the kids can do! Get them some gloves and make sure they know feces is gross and to never touch it or put it near their face and let them go to town. My kids don’t mind picking up after Buster and if they do it every few days it only takes them 5 minutes or less. If you have a cage or litter box to clean inside, make sure you keep your Wonder Mop handy as well!
Pet Play/ Walks
I love this one again because of the bonding and the health benefits for the kids and our dog. They all love to be outside and Buster for sure loves going on walks. If your kids are old enough and you feel safe letting them go by themselves, depending on your surroundings, let them go. My kids are 5 and 6 and don’t walk by themselves so I do this one with them but I don’t mind as I love walking also. I know some pets don’t “walk” so I would substitute play here. Kids can play with the cats, birds, rabbits and whatever kind of pet that they have. Pets love the interaction and many need it to thrive! I know Buster needs his 30 minutes of play or walking every single day!
Don’t forget to get out and enjoy National Pet Month and in honor of your fur baby, get your kids moving with those pet-related chores! You can own your own Wonder Mop by The Libman Company by shopping at your nearest retailer! Don’t forget to sign up for their newsletter here to get a $3 off coupon! Woot Woot!