Bath time is now terrifying for my son please help!

Destiny - posted on 05/09/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son is 2 and literally over night he has become afraid to take a bath. He use to love them and beg for a bath now he will do anything to get out. He has to have everything out of the bath tub and be in a completely different room before he even starts to calm down. He gets so worked up that he has left scratches and bruises on me to get out and has even yanked his cousin out by the arm. I do not know what to do, I can't even get him to get in I have to give him a sponge bath by the sink. Does anyone have any idea as to what has happened and what I could do to make bath time easier or at least fun for him again? I am open to any and all opinions and help that anyone has to offer. Please and thank you.


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showers? My sweetpea did this, we went to showers until bubbles werent possible in there. However now she freaks about water in her ear...its still a struggle but with a shower as a back up at least they are getting clean.My son did this too as a young boy, it was an association thing. He didnt want to bathe because water had sharks, and if he was going to bathe then we couldnt have anything red or blue around....because red was blood and blue was water. Have you tried to ask him what scares him the most. Once I asked my son and got the connection it was much easier. Of course my son has other special issues, so this may not apply.

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