bath time

Catherine - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )




how do i stop my nearly 2 yr old been scared off the bath? she starts screming as soon as i start to run the bath


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hi my daughter went through, so we started having baths together, i got her some different bath toys, and put one of her dollys in their so she could wash the baby, and some bath paints which my daughter loved she could paint the bath/tiles and it would just wipe off after.
how about a shower, or a wash in the sink, until she becomes happy with the bath again.

Julie - posted on 02/25/2010




she may be a fraid of water. have you still got your baby bath. or better still if it is nice weather put the baby pool out with bubble in and get in and play. you could even try this in the bath. run it put bubbles in get toys and you get in at the same time and play. if babs wont get in. you get in and play and just keep trying to coach babs in with you. dont force it though cos you will make it worse.


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Leslie - posted on 02/24/2011




TOYS TOYS AND MORE TOYSSSS!!!! I would say bubbles but they could irritate and lead to bladder infection so dont! Start the water before u take her in there then add let her add the toys and dive in!!!!!

Carolyn - posted on 02/24/2011




A couple of my girls did that but luckily I was able to find the cause of their fears. The first time I eventually found out their grandma who had them for visits was lathering their hair then tipping the water straight over their heads, she had gotten shampoo in her eyes. I found explaining & showing her how I tilt her head back ect so that doesn't happen was enough to reassure her & regain her confidence in bathtime. My second got knocked by a wave & swallowed water, again I reassured her I was right there so she couldn't fall in & she overcame her fear & now loves the bath & the beach, she just knows to be careful, good luck

Deepti - posted on 02/24/2011




hi Catherine... this is quite normal for kids... u can introduce some kind of water game to attract him without revealing that u will make him bath.. the toddler age is difficult to tackle and understand but u can get to know more about ur son thru this link:

Catherine - posted on 02/27/2010




thanks guys. i've got some gud ideas to work with there, hopefully one will work as its come stressful. xx

Kelly - posted on 02/25/2010




Offer a reward like ice cream or something she really likes if bath time goes smoothly. Maybe get into bathing suits and make it like a beach party. Adding bubblebath or even blowing bubbles to gain more interest. Something's got to work.

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