bathtime trouble

Michelle - posted on 11/06/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My daughter used to LOVE bath time until recently. I'm not sure if it's the transition to the big tub but she just cries so hard every time we give her a bath. I've tried sitting in there with her but that didn't help. She just stands, holds on to the edge of the tub and cries. I feel terrible for her. Does anyone have any ideas that would help her enjoy baths again?

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I am kind of having a similar problem. My son loves to take a bath until it comes to washing and rinsing his hair, then its scream city. i have tried laying him back to rinse his hair, using a wash cloth to wipe everything away, and even having my husband try to distract him while I rinse his hair but it never fails he stands up and tries to climb out of the tub. Up until that point of his bath he is happy and plays with his toys. I am glad to hear that you had a better bath time-hopefully it continues for you and her. It is so cute to see them play and splash in the water.

Michelle - posted on 11/11/2009

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thanks everyone. I bought her some new bath toys and we had our first happy bath in a while!! Whew!!

Denise - posted on 11/09/2009

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My daughter did the same thing but after a couple baths she was back to normal. I think it had something to do with her being sick. She had been getting over a cold. Also I had given her a bath at my sisters which she wasnt used to and I think it scared her for the next couple times. Hopefully yours will get right past it too.

Tonya - posted on 11/07/2009

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our son was afraid of baths also, we tried alot of things but we just needed to help him realize that bath time wasnt so scary. so once they started takin baths in the big tub we tried letting him bath with his siblings. that didnt work so he "is" a daddy's boy so we had him start taking a bath wtih daddy and now he loves them./ so if your little one has a preference on a parent try that. it worked for us. now he will bath on his own and with his siblings and enjoys it. we also add toys and bubbles.. fav toys help

Marti - posted on 11/07/2009

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We have squirty toys that are special bath toys. She doesn't get to play with them unless she's taking a bath. She loves to bath just to play with the piggies!

Lynsey - posted on 11/06/2009

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my lil boy loves bath time thats his favourite words i got him some foam letters boats n rubber ducks to make bath time more fun with plenty of bubbles . u could also try water crayons or u cn get a spary can with foam wash in it comes out like string hope thats abit useful for u xx

September - posted on 11/06/2009

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Try bubbles that can sometimes make things more exciting! Good luck :)

Valeria - posted on 11/06/2009

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Maybe you need to make her bath time more exciting by putting some of her toys in the bath with her, especially the ones that can squeal and make noise.

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