Anna - posted on 04/21/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
Help. My almost 19 month old has decided he doesn't want to take a bath. The night before Easter he took a bath fine, even let me wash his hair with no fuss. On easter he was outside and played in the sand box so we decided to give him a bath. He got 1 toe in the water and screamed bloody murder. We have a thermometer and the temperature was the same as always. We couldn't figure out what was going on. It took me at least 30 minutes to get him calmed back down. We did a quick sponge bath and got out the jammies.
Ok, so I thought it was just some weird isolated incident. Nope, it continues. We tried everythign we could think of. Even offered to let him take a shower but you put him near the bathtub and the screaming starts.
It isn't jsut the bathtub either. We took him to the zoo and he was scared of the aquarium and the shark pool. That used to be his favorite thing. Last time we took him he wanted to sit and watch the sharks for hours.
I am running out of ideas and eventually a sponge bath isn't going to cut it. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them.