Originally Posted by filiadeluna
The only thing that sucks is my DD hates the sponge bath anyway. She cries like that even though I am extremely gentle and make sure the water is warm (not hot, not cold). She is a fussy baby in general, though.
my daughter was the SAME way. turns out she is very sensory sensitive... so we learned some tricks - when the baby is in a baby bath, put a warm wet towel over the entire body. only uncover small parts at a time to wash. and don't use any sponges or clothes unless you have to. this helps us a lot. it didn't take away all the fussies, but it improved things.
after bath we did a lotion rub down. you can also do this BEFORE the baby. it helps prepare the skin nerves to receive a bath a lot better. it is also calming.
The other thing to consider - is once a baby gets used to crying/being upset over something it can take some de-conditioning time. so you may have ot try this several times before it would really work.