Kasey - posted on 01/01/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
The week before Christmas we were going on vacation, the night before we left my oldest daughter (7) tried helping out by running bath water for my youngest (3 in March) who had gone upstairs stripped and gotten into the tub. My oldest didn't know which was hot and cold on our bathtub because we've always ran the water in the tub if they wanted to take a bath in the "big tub", so she had it on hot full blast. And my youngest was screaming her head off because it was so hot. I was downstairs washing dishing when I heard the commotion and ran upstairs and immediately got her out and checked her feet. Luckily nothing was wrong with them, they weren't even red, we educated our oldest on how to properly run bath water and which one was cold and hot. After that we ran our youngest some warm bath water and bathed her like normal and she was fine and was fine the entire time we were gone from vacation. However since we've gotten back it's been a battle to get her in the tub, she screams it's too hot when it's clearly not, we ran the water a bit cooler than normal to make sure of it. We've tried showering her instead, we've switched which bathroom she gets bathed in, got her new bath toys, the water color changing tablets to make it more fun but nothing is working. She freaks out and cries that it's too hot when it's not and she wants out and she hides or clings onto to things when we try to get her into the tub. We just don't know what else we can do to help her get over this fear. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciative.