With my son, as soon as he stood up in the bath, we said, "No standing, bath time over," and took him out, even if he had just gotten in. We did the same thing for using his cup toys to pour water out of the bath. It took months, but he learned...and you have my sympathies!
Mama to Silas Anansi, born 9/9/10 and Petra Eadaion, born 10/1/12.
We had an "if you stand bathtime is done" policy (or in our house "on your bum unless you're done") and this worked fairly quickly.
Two moms and two boys enjoying the truth that love always wins!!!
have you thought of giving her a shower instead? my twins started showering with us in a stand alone shower and it ended up being their favorite thing. do you have a flat bottom shower in the house?
is the problem that you worry about her falling? or not getting clean enough?
So what if I don't fit cleanly into a defined parenting style, my kids don't fit into a personality archetype either!
Also can put the bin in our separate tub, otherwise the tub alone would take up a lot of water
I had this problem with my son a few months ago. A friend recommended that I just repeat "on your bottom" every time he stood while helping him sit down. I thought it would never work and literally said "on your bottom" 20-30 times in a 10 min bath. But after a couple weeks, it really worked! He rarely stands up anymore and will sit pretty quickly when I say it. He was too young at the time to understand "on your bum or else you're done", but just repeating it over and over again was magic. Oh, and it really has helped with him climbing on the furniture too. I realize that I'm powerless to stop the climbing, but if he gets too rowdy, then I just say "on your bottom" and he does it pretty quickly.
Mama Bear , Papa Bear and Baby Bear (8/11)
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