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Help! My son hates bath times..

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jess199 Thu 08-Jun-17 22:10:35

Hi everyone,

When my son was born he loved having a bath. We also used to sit him in a bucket of warm water which he loved. When he turned 2 months old, he started to cry throughout bath times. He is now 5 months old and STILL hates taking a bath. Can anyone offer me any advice on what I could do to help him enjoy taking a bath?

Thankssss x

endofthelinefinally Thu 08-Jun-17 22:14:14

Just leave it for a while and do a sponge wash on a big soft towel.
It is very common for this to happen and it isnt necessary to keep distressing him.
He will get over it and you can try again when he is a bit older.

Coconut0il Fri 09-Jun-17 23:18:07

Agree with above, leave it for a whole. Try again every so often until he doesn't cry anymore. I wouldn't bother with it if it's distressing for him. DS2 went through a phase like this, I just wiped him over with a wash cloth.

ODog Sat 10-Jun-17 13:47:10

Get in with him and try making it a bit warmer. I think I froze DS when he was little and he loves baths that I sometimes worry are a bit too hot now.

Ammelou Mon 12-Jun-17 22:06:12

My baby hated bath times too. We solved it by making the water a bit warmer and also putting a small towel/flannel over her belly when she was in the bath. Sounds stupid but I think she hated the exposed feeling and the water going over her. We have an angelcare bath seat too which is brilliant. She loves baths now!

Shootingstar2289 Tue 13-Jun-17 20:17:21

Perhaps share a bath with him? My two children generally love bath time but both have gone through short stages of hating it (strange). We quickly got over it, they would get in the bath with me which worked!

jess199 Thu 15-Jun-17 18:36:45

Hi everyone

Thank you for the replies. I tried running the bath whilst he was seated in the bath with the aqua pod from mothercare and some bath toys. Worked a treat x

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