I am hoping someone might have some words of wisdom to help my DS start enjoying his bath again (he has had a bath pretty every night from birth and has always loved it).Suddenly he just hates it. He cries/screams, won't sit down, just wants to get out immediately. We have tried getting in with him, tempting him with favourite toys etc but to no avail. I don't know if I should persevere and ignore his protests (feels like I am forcing him though) or leave it for a while and then try again, just have washes at the sink. Need to wash his hair though!! Anyone experienced the same??
just leave it for a while. Or try giving him a shower. Children don't need daily baths anyway. My ds is not a fan of the bath (although he's recently consented to stand in it ) He's 21 months. He has a bath and his hair washed once a week and looks (and smells!) fine....
Oh me too......he will now happily sit in the bath with his new bath toy my sister got him for his Birthday (just 2) but hair wash is now a nightmare!! I'm with peggotty in that we do it once a week, and you cerainly wouldn't know it if you saw him! Mind you I have never been a fan of washing them away - we are not manky by the way, at all. I know my Mum would certainly tell me if he smelt or anything. His hair is lovely too
Thanks for your replies all x Am not obsessive about washing lol! but it has been part of his bedtime routine for ever. Saying that it has not affected his sleep/bedtime at all so think will take advice and just relax about it, look out for a new toy and do hair once a week putting up with major protests! he does actually quite like standing on a stool at the sink to wash his hands and face, clean his teeth, so this will be fine until he like again. Always good to get some feedback on the matter x
I will look thanks! I reckon he will still go beserk,he is now at the age of no fussing thanks...hats on head etc etc. Although he will wear his flat cap I will look into it though, does it stop water going in their ears too? I think this is a problem for us...(I do not pamper him by the way, I still carry on regardless, but it is horrible when you get water in your ears)
johnsons foaming shampoo is alot easier to wash out of their hair i just used to wipe it out with a sponge and then a squeeze a little bit of water onto his head and wipe away towards the ends. You could even get him to massage it into his hair himself.
My DD went through this stage too, at 23 mths, after loving her daily bath - she was absolutely hysterical if I even suggested going in it. I just washed her standing up, same for hairwashing (which she was fine about), and eventually, about 2 mths later, with some new bath toys we finally managed to get her back in. I now can't get her out again! Don't worry, it'll pass!