Terri - posted on 05/23/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )
My daughter Kaysha is very nearly 4 months old and has been having regular baths, every other day, since she was born. The problem is she hates it and I don't really know why. She has never had a bath without screaming all the way through and it is really distressing! At first I thought it was because we had a long and difficult labour, 34hrs, and I thought that the water reminds her of the experience. I have tried reassuring her by talking and kissing her when in the bath, holding her extra tight, playing with the water before and during bathtime but nothing seems to work. The temperature of the water is right so it's not that. She knows when we getting ready for the bath and she is a happy bunny singing and laughing, its literally as im lowering her into the bath she starts and doesn't stop til she is sittng on my lap with the towel wrapped round her.
I'm thinking about taking her swimming but not sure if this will help and really don't want to make the situation worst than it already is.
Any advice, suggestions please....