my daughter just screams and crys until shes sick when i try to bath her i dont no why she wont bath even tho she will sit in a swimming pool! i need help trying to get her to like them! i put toys in the bath, i play with her in the bath, i sing to her, ive tried everything but nothing works! i no ur all gonna say bath her in the pool but i got no room to bring it in the house , i really do hate bathing her! i have to try to bath her pretty much every other day as shes a smelly kid lol my hubbies bathed her and she still screams, i feel like not bathing her at all! can anyone else help me! i really cant cope with her, she used to love a bath when she was little Has anyone else got a child that hates bath if so how do u bath them without them throwing up and screaming many thanks xx
Yes mine was like this and you've tried everything I would of suggested. I changed them to short and sweet and had five minutes of screaming instead. In the end she get over it because she knew it was happening regardless. Now she loves it. get in with her ????
Oh that sounds tough. Would she play in an empty bath? Or does she get upset just being in the bathroom? Would she tolerate a shower? Or playing with the shower attachment? She will probably grow out of it but it's so hard for you now.
Has something happened to her in the bath? She may be scared. Can you shower her instead? Let her watch you have a bath and play with her bath toys having fun. I know that sounds weird but children are influenced by adult role models.
My dd was like this , we cracked it by filling the bath with balls ( ball pit balls ), on top of the water so she couldn't see it, she thought it was great fun, took a while after that for her to let us wash her hair without screaming. She's now almost 11 years old and still isn't keen on the bath, I have to nag her to get her in.
Is it warm enough, enough water? Try getting in with her?
I dont have any advice really as my DD loves her baths, but things she enjoys are LOTS of bubbles and some bowls to scoop them with. Also a bubble wand is popular. At the moment we have foam polkadots, bought a pack of foam sheets from the craft section in poundland, cut out polkadots and once they are wet they stick to the bath and walls, float in the water too. Makes the bath look really cool.
Nothings ever happend to her in a bath before, thats why i cant under stand y she doenst like them anymore, she even cries when i get i the bath with her, even when her brothers in there will a shit loads of toys, she screams when she get into the shower she holds her breathe, and then takes a breathe and then screams, i have put balls into the bath and ive put her fav dolly in the bath, ive even gave her the doll before i put her into the bath for her to wash,but as soon as she sees the bath empty or full she screams i dont no what to do, my friend said to leave her init screaming and she thinks she will just stop crying ! but i dont want to just leave her init cuz thats evil of me lol thanks for the replies any more help lol xx
she wouldnt fit in a kitchen sink shes too long lol, i will try a baby bath tomorrow if fails then god knows lol, i havent actually tried her with a cozy on umm. ... will defo give that a try but then again how will i clean her foof foof xx
well i tried bathing her again with a cozzy on and no luck still screamed i bought a little pool from argos today and blew it up she played init without water but as soon as i put water in she screamed,! i am Not bathing her again, i cannot cope !!! so she will have to stay smelly lol x
Wet wipes are handy things , I went months without bathing dd1, I was fed up with seeing her shake with fear and scream so load she was sick, you can wash a child without giving them a bath if you have too.
Dd2 has always hated the bath she's 18months and for the last 4 or so months I've usedthe shower. Stand her in the bath, shower on half speed and bring the shower head close to her. I let her feel the water first then get her feet wet. Then I do a shower as quick as possible, sometimes she cries but not always and it isn't the battle it used to be.
This happened with my dd when she was about 3 after she had a slight slip in the bath. We used to just put a tiny bit of water in the bottom and let her stand up while we gave her a wash. Over time she got her confidence back. Took years to get to be able to wash her hair/go in a pool.
sorry for not replying 3littlefrogs, i think i have just sussed it her 3year old brother was playing in the swimming pool in the bath room with water in splashing about and my daughter fell in by accident and she sat in the pool playing didnt cry once, its very very weird cuz she would get in the bath with her bro or on her own she wouldnt goin the pool on her own but will with her bro very strange but hay i got her clean lol xx