My baby cries a lot when taking bath

Pooja - posted on 05/31/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Bathing my baby is one thing which I fear a lot and feel relieved when it is over..she starts crying the moment i finish massaging her and continues till she is dressed....today was worse as she clung to my hear after I finished.....iam scared whether iam doing things correctly and not hurting her...fear of water getting into her eyes and ears kills me....how can I make this experience less painful for her and make her enjoy it

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Elizabeth - posted on 06/03/2014

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Mine use to do the same thing .. she is 5 months. What I do now is I walk into the bathroom and turn the shower on with hot water and close the door so it gets warm with the steam. Once the room is warm I'll change the water temperature to baby friendly. Also make sure that the water you are bathing her with isn't too cool or warm ... my sister taught me that if the water feels hot/cold on your elbow then it's too hot/cold for the baby. ( one of the things I was doing wrong ) . Changing these two things has equaled to a fuss free bath. Then I use two towels one to dry her and then the other one to wrap around her after then I sit in the steamy bathroom with her wrapped up in the dry towel with the door open until it's just about the temperature it is otupside the bathroom so that the temperature change isn't so sudden. I know it seems like a lot but now she enjoys it and she's not yelling the whole time . I hope this helps!

Kate - posted on 06/02/2014

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Just make sure that she is kept warm and in a comfortable bathtub or chair. I usually use two wash cloths and keep dripping water on her and the wash cloths spread out on her. It's all about making her warm and feel comfortable. If you are afraid of getting water in her eyes and ears use a wash cloth to clean her head. I usually keep two towels spread out and double up on the wrapping in the towel and let her hang out swaddled in the towel for a few moments. I usually soothingly talk to my son throughout the process.

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Tanya - posted on 06/03/2014

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I did exactly what Elizabeth did.

My daughter loved baths. As she got older I placed towels on the floor and let her play naked to dry and applied cream on her...she played for up to an hour at times. It's great for their behinds to breath.

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