Jana - posted on 03/12/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




My daughter will be 4 in May. And ever since she was born she hates to wash her hair or even take a bath. I can get her to wash her hair out of the bath in the sink, but not take a bath to clean her body. Her taking a shower or a bath with myself or my husband works once in awhile. I have tried buying new bath toys for her to play with, bribary..... I am out of ideas. It is very hard to fight her on this matter. And I feel like such a bad mother, I am not getting her clean like she should be. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions, because I am out of ideas?


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Jacynthia - posted on 03/19/2012




Have you tried letting her help you get things ready for bath time? Do you let her pick out the toys that she will play with? Try letting her take a bath with a swimming suit on and telling her she is going for a swim.

Katherine - posted on 03/12/2012




Sometimes you just have to pick your battles. And obviously this isn't one you're going to win. If showering with you guys works, then do that.

Otherwise it sounds like she will not be getting clean.

One of the current phase to show its strength as an individual is refusing to bathe. The children seemed to demonstrate to everyone that he has his own body and the right to decide whether to take a bath or not. If your child succeed bath time delay with the issue of uncontrolled anger or slacking off, he'll do it again and again.

Before you get around so that children can enjoy a shower with happy, you need to know in advance what your child favorite bath time and what makes him reluctant, even afraid to take a bath. Maybe our children have slipped in the bath as a kid to get into the water, sore hit soap, or do not like pouring not like the cold.

By knowing the likes and dislikes of your children at the bathroom, you can mix these tips to make bathing a more pleasant atmosphere. So how appropriate for children to enjoy the bath?

When the child gets older, he will be able to do more things yourself and do not always use bath time to prove its independence as a person. He also will begin to understand these things useful behind shower activity. To mitigate the meantime, you can start by reducing the "dissension" in the bath, unless really necessary.

Parents should consult the child to the doctor and discuss how best to get kids often take a bath, Kinnell said as quoted page babyzone. Bathing every day is actually not that required by children. If the bath becomes most routine before bedtime, your child will certainly also refuse to go to bed and all things associated with it.

Try the bath time more quickly at night and assured him that there would be pleasure that always happens after she finished bathing. So, be creative in the shower and your child will look forward to know what more surprises waiting for him. For example, use a dye to the water in the tub is more beautiful or stacking toys in the bathroom is in turn every day.

Or let it also when he chose to take a bath alone or with a brother or sister. The more you let him decide for himself what he wants, would be better, he said. Let him enter the bath and wash his hands and feet. This makes him given a kind of work itself and this is done also in other places, not just when he was in the bathtub.

If this is not going well, still stand firm on your stance and say, You can wash your own back or a mother who did it because you have to take a bath.

Parents should know that some children have a body that is sensitive to water during bathing, said Kinnell. If your child really hates bath time, make in the short term.

Many children are specifically annoyed when their hair wet when bathing, especially when turning your back to rinse. Washing the hair may not need to be part of every bath. Again, the variations in the bath is the key. You also can allow him to wash your hair first.

Always ask the child to speak or talk about unpleasant things that can also be the right trick. Not infrequently a lot of lazy parents invite her baby talk or talk with the assumption the child will not understand what was being said. In fact, when communication between parent and child braided early on, will create a close proximity between the two.

Or it could invite children to bathe together. This could be a solution to help children overcome fear or reluctance to bathe. Not only will create opportunities for togetherness between children and parents, take a bath together can also be used to teach how important and fun event bath.

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