Mamas, please help me solve this gently.
DD just turned two. For the last month or so she has been just freaking out at bath time. She cries and cries the second I take her diaper off, and begs to have a new one put on. At this point she won't even get into the tub, I have to sponge bathe her.
She whimpers a little at diaper changes, too... but it doesn't turn into a full scale freak out b/c she gets a new one right away.
At first I thought she had a UTI or yeast infection or something (I posted about this a few weeks ago) but we've ruled that out.
I *think* she is afraid of having an accident while her diaper is off. She has had a few pooping in the tub incidents and they totally weirded her out... and a while back she was having naked/potty time and accidentally pooped on the floor, which made her cry hysterically.
For what it's worth, I've been calm and gentle and definitely not shaming about these accidents.
How to go forward? It's totally impossible to give her a bath right now. DH and I even tried getting naked (in solidarity with her) tonight for her bath, but she wasn't buying it.