Our 3 yr old does not want to get their hair washed?

Amy - posted on 12/29/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




I am so open to any advice/suggestions that anyone has on making hair washing not a screaming/yelling event. We have this visor hat thing we put on her head to keep the water/suds out of her face and it does work untill she starts thrashing around cause she does not want her hair washed. We have tried making a game out of catching the water as it flows off the bill of the hat, have tried to get her to look up at the ceiling but have had no luck. The last few baths ended up with us both gettng soaked and me in the tub with her to hold her to get the shampoo rinsed from her hair. Please, all ideas are greatly appreicated.. I don't want to become a mom who dreads the kids bath time. Thank you..


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~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/29/2010




Oh man...I feel your pain momma! Give control to your daughter. Have her cover her eyes and ears ...I have to see how my son does it, lean her head back...put your hand to catch any water before it goes into her face by pushing it into her hair...sing a song while you are doing it, and go slow with the water. We have also had him stand up for it, lay on his back...sometimes it is easier than others. Good luck!

Julie - posted on 12/29/2010




I take my baby into the shower with me rather than the bath. We make a game out of going under the spraying water.

Amy - posted on 12/29/2010




I just distracted mine with those bath crayons. She was so busy coloring she didn't realize I was washing her hair....but she was around 2. Maybe ask if they want to wash it themselves? Or try and make a game out of it somehow.

Momma - posted on 12/29/2010




With my daughter it helped when I gave her the "wash cup" to pour the water on her head first. That way she can see that the water wont hurt. It took about a week or so of doing hat before she would just let me wash her hair without her first wetting it. I also tried that visor thing, but had to do away with it as my daughter didn't like it so I just cup one hand over her eyes and nose (just enough to keep water out and to where she can still breath). Hope this helps.

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