Heather - posted on 06/21/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have a detachable shower head that I use to rinse my 2 year old son's hair when I bathe him and he freaks out every time. When I use the cup it takes forever to rinse since his hair is SUPER thick and absorbent (his daddy is italian and I'm european) so we decided to try it that way.
I'm curious to see if anyone else has seen this in their kiddo too. In a weird way it's kind of funny to see him fuss over water droplets since it's gotta be the silliest thing to cry over, but he will eventually need to transition from baths. Does this go away on its own or is there a certain way to deal with this so he doesn't always see it as some near death experience to have water on his head? LOL. I know it sounds insensitive but if you saw your kid crying over getting his hair washed with the showerhead and not a cup you'd laugh too and you know it. :)
And YES, it's ONLY when it's the shower! Just long enough to rinse it and the water is always checked before I rinse him off. It's the only way I can get all the soap off since he won't sit still longer than 30 seconds and I can only rinse off so much as a mommy the speed racer...lol. Nobody has used the shower against him in horrible ways either, we don't force him to use a shower instead of bath, etc. He just REALLY doesn't like the water droplets or something...idk.
PS. He uses baby shampoo still and I use my hand to shield his eyes so it's not that. His face is still dry.