15 mth old afraid of bath all of a sudden

Christina - posted on 01/27/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )




my daughter all of a sudden became hysterical over bathtime when she used to love them and she gets so upset she keeps vomiting - it is horrible and i don't know what to do - any suggestions?


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Vonnie - posted on 01/30/2011




Christina, try getting in the bathtub with your daughter. If you feel uncomfortable being naked, then wear a bathing suit. Make the water very shallow and splash and play with her. When you're in the tub with her sprinkle water on your hair and then a little bit on hers. Show her how much fun it can be. Let her pour water on you. Do it for as long as she will endure. Did she slip under the water even for just a second?

Kylie - posted on 01/30/2011




It seems to be quite a common thing. Take it slowly maybe just wash her with a wet facecloth for a while. My son didn't bath for something like 10 weeks. We would try and make it fun bur he would scream and cry and claw to get out. What got him over his fears was me showing him photos of him in the bath when he was younger. Give her time and dont force, it makes it worse.

Bonnie - posted on 01/27/2011




Is it possible that maybe she had a bad experience? Maybe too much water in her face at one point that made it difficult to catch her breath? Has she fallen in the tub?

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