Julie - posted on 05/17/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 3 yr old daughter used to love the tub. She would take a bath with her brother, and play with her dolls and toys and loved it so much i could barely get her out. She would always cry that she wanted to stay in there and play some more. The one night when i was bathing the kids, my son (who is 5yrs old) told her that the drain would suck her and all of her toys down there and she would never come back. Of course i got mad at him for saying that, and we talked about it, but now my daughter is so scared of the tub. She doesn't even want to go in the bathroom to go pee because the toilet is next to the tub. When i finally do get her in the tub she screams bloody murder to the point where it sounds like i am trying to kill her. She screams and screams and screams, and she gets so upset that she almost hyperventilates :(
I am not sure what to do about this. I have stopped bathing the kids together. My son now takes showers, and i put my little girl in the tub alone and its still the same reaction. Even when there is no toys in there she still freaks out. I talked to her and told her that just water and soap goes down the drain but she is so scared and doesn't want to take a bath anymore...not sure what to do. Please help!!!!