Does anyone know why my 19 month old hates taking baths now? She used to love them :( HELP

User - posted on 08/05/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter hates taking baths now, just one day she just started flipping out. But she loves the pool. I've tried everything, going into the bath with her, taking her into the shower. Does anyone have any ideas to make her like taking baths again. Thanks :)

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Jennifer - posted on 08/27/2009

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I got my child liking baths again with special toys she was able to use - like those bath bombs with toys or those pills that dissolved in water. Or the color tablets. She loved being able to pick them out and put them in. At 19 mos, I would definitly monitor the toys. And being tired can have something to do with it too. On those days, I just speed up the process.

Erin - posted on 08/26/2009

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Kids get scared because they see the water drain out of the tub down that scary hole and sometimes they think they will go down too. Sounds silly but it happens. Try explaining what happens and that you have to push the button to let the water out and they will not fit down there. They understand more than you think. ALso have you tried puting just a little water in the tub and have a seat in the tub you can use a plastic outdoor childs seat or plastic step stool for them to sit on and give toys and bubbles to play with. Make sure it is super fun and distracting to take mind off what ever is scary about the tub.

Good luck!

Cheri - posted on 08/05/2009

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My son went through the same thing. He eventually grew back out of it. What I did to get him to not flip out was get bath toys of his favorite things. He loves Thomas the Tank Engine so I got him Thomas bath toys. He loved that. It still wasn't easy to get him into the bath, but once he was in he was fine.

Claire - posted on 08/05/2009

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Maybe try doing it at a different time of the day.. just thinking maybe its where she is tired?

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