My son is nearly 2 and hates bath times and having his hair washed any ideas how i could get him to enjoy the bath?


Claire - posted on 01/19/2009




let your son stand behind you in the bath and wash your hair ,when he see's you laughing & joking about it he'll love it. good luck! 

Angele - posted on 01/19/2009




My son still at four complains about taking a bath.  So, now we tell him it is time to clean his dinosaurs.  He runs in the bathroom and gets undressed waiting on me to run the water.  We went to the aquarium last week and bought him some sea turtles, he could not wait to get home and get in the tub.  He also likes bubble baths.  It is finding the correct wording sometimes and activities to get them into the tub. Good Luck.

Zoe - posted on 01/19/2009




Hi! yes I agree switch body wash I use "natural instint brand" get it at chemists. my daughter was the same as above screamed all bath long till she was in her towel.
Well I sing nursery Rhymes while they are bathing... even if they are playing and not looking. Mostly they join in and do the actions its a nice way to wind down the day. let him pick the songs? show him how to shampoo his hair or a toys? lots of distracting toys sharks and boats and pirates! lego will do! Oh i remember CRAZY HAIR do's.... sow him in the mirror and you can only do it if theres shampoo in there!!!
hope they help?

Liz - posted on 01/18/2009




My son went through a phase of hating bath time. The only way for a while was that he had a shower with his dad but he still hated getting his hair washed. We later found out that the perfume in the shampoos and body washes were effecting him. He hadnt come out in a rash or posed any of the normal reactions that you would expect. We changed to a different body wash and shampoo because we just changed brands of all our cleaners in our house and now he enjoys bath time. Sometimes still a struggle but thats nothing for a boy. The whole why get clean when I am just going to get dirty again thing is ingrained at birth I think.

Dawn - posted on 01/18/2009




get those crayons that are for the tub. then he can color on himself and the tub. it washes right off. and get some fun toys too and washclothes that go on his hand. then he can wash himself. let him go with you to pick out his own shampoo/soap. they make it now with just about every character. my kids both like bath time so idk if this will help or not but anythings worth a try right? good luck:)


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Julie - posted on 01/18/2009




We bought and made some puppet wash clothes that my oldest could play with in the tub while being washed. I would always give him a dry puppet to put over his face and give him kisses while I rinsed his hair with water. That kept the shampoo out of his eyes. Hope this helps.

Tanya Bauer - posted on 01/18/2009




does he have any toys in his bath? We started very early just pouring the water over our little girls head when we were rinsing her hair from the shampoo and she loves it. She asks for "rinse" now and pour the water over her and she even keeps her eyes open. I guess you could get those headband type things or the special pitchers to keep it off of his face.

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