Kelli - posted on 01/26/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hello! My 4.5 year old loves to take showers, but he DOES NOT like to wash his hair because the water gets on his face. He has always enjoyed being in pools and when he was younger, never minded the bath much. But when it comes to having the running water over his face, he all but flips out and has at times cried hysterically. I try to prepare him beforehand and calm him when this happens, but he is beyond calming down at the moment and just wants to get out immediately and dry his face. I always help him and have him tilt his head back in order to reduce the amount of water in his face, but he still gets really scared, plugs his ears, holds his breath and closes his eyes, and whimpers. Any suggestions on trying to get him to understand its ok?