Bathing problems

Casey - posted on 01/04/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 16mth old daughter has alwasy been a dream to bath loves having water tipped over her head and everything. the last 3 wks now she freaks out as soon as she hops in the bath wont sit and screams till you get her out. The water temp is always ok for her and ive tried toys and even her dad and my mum bothing her and it didnt change anything. any ideas?

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Susan - posted on 01/04/2011

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We also went through a phase where our daughter didn't like the bath either. She refused to sit, cried, I felt like I was torturing her. Almost as quickly as it started, it ended. She still refused to sit for a long time, but there were no tears and she didn't mind the bath. I would just wait it out and she'll probably go back to liking baths again.

JuLeah - posted on 01/04/2011

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Yup. Some kids go through this. Let her play with water outside of the tub. Let her play in the tub with no water. Let her bath her doll while you bath her. Try food coloring the water with food coloring .... muddle through and good luck

Trish - posted on 01/04/2011

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Bath with her...show her it's okay...if that doesn't work...Back to the baby tub or shower with her. See how these goes. It might just be a phase. My lil man hated the shower but now he loves it...and he now hates the bath tub...especially with bubbles.

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Jane - posted on 01/04/2011

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Get in with her. Do a big puffy bubble bath together and use the bubbles to make funny hair and faces. OR, see if she will take a shower with you.

Renae - posted on 01/04/2011

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Common phase.

She may accept a bucket of soapy water in an empty bath, so you sponge the soapy water over her while she sits/stands in the empty bath, but she is not immersed in the water.

She may be happier if you or dad bath with her.

If you have one of those shower head things on the end of a hose that attach to the tap (what on earth are they actually called? hope you know what I mean!) you might be able to wet her down, put some wash on a cloth, wipe her over then rinse her off.

Often when they refuse to sit they will compromise with squatting or kneeling on all fours, I figure its better than standing.

Angela - posted on 01/04/2011

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My daughter went through this-it lasted about a week.then one day she was fine.idk what was wrong but i guess she just didnt want to take a bath!!

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