Sorry to hear about your predicament Jofeb04. Wish I could offer advice but I'm a new mum so short on ideas.
I'm lucky though - my dd, although only 4 weeks old, really seems to like her baths but obviously she can't support herself and I can't hold her in for as long as I'd like to. Was thinking about a bath seat and was looking at a couple in Mothercare.
As we are on the subject, can anybody provide any views on a good bath seat which is suitable for a newborn?
My dd went through an aversion to baths at a similar age. I actually gave up trying cos she screamed so much. I washed her in a baby bath again for a few weeks, then once she seemed to have forgotten a bit I got her back in the big bath with me at first, then on her own. A break might help break the cycle of screaming.
I had one of the bath seat things but never used it with ds as the post in between his legs looked potentially painful!
I'd second the 'get in with her' it will distract her
dd was the same... turned from water rat to water hater to waterat to hater... the pattern we discovered that she didnt like to have a bath in winter! go figure.. however now she's 3 and always wants a bath
We've tried bein in the bath with him, toys etc, even tried the seat (but he always slipped on that). He loves swimming which makes all this about the bath even more confusing lol.
Thx for all ur advice, might try him in his baby bath again, see how he goes in that