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My 2 year old daughter just started not liking baths she starts sceaming as if it hurts I have tried Bubbles and the warte color changing tablet I need some other Ideas. Please help<br><br><br><br><br>
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My son went through this for a breif period. How about the little stacking and pouring cups? You get about 10 for only a couple of bucks! He also really likes bath books, especially if I read them to him.<br>
Another thing we did is to make the tub more child friendly. We got a Blues Clues bath mat and bath stickers for all around the inside of the tub. That worked very well.<br>
Good luck!
 

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My 2yr hates baths and especially hair washings. IMHO, she doesn't really get dirty enough to justify forcing her. If the need arises, I use a wet wash cloth and do the best I can. Sometimes, when it's warm, we give her a bath in a wash tub in the backyard with LOTS of bubbles.<br><br>
So, my only idea is to let them be dirty or just use a washcloth and save your energy. Maybe when they're more verbal they can tell us why they don't like it. And we can better explain why it's important.
 

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Ds went through a period of major bath-time trauma. We dropped down to a bare number of baths (2 per week, IMO, is fine). Then my dh and I would take turns bathing with him. We'd let him play for a while, THEN wash the hair. He eventually got over it and loves the bath again--although isn't crazy about the hair washing. Of course, I had lovely advice from people--like dunk him under water, MAKE him get in the water, take him to swimming lessons--but I think in our case that would have made it worse.
 

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she went through a (short) period of hating/being afraid of the bath.<br><br>
The first time she screamed when we put her in the bath we just took her right out. Then, for a week or so I just took a bath every night and DH brought her to me and I'd hold out my arms to see if she wanted to come to me (in the bath). She was willing to get in the tub with me. The first day she didn't want to be bathed, just to nurse in the tub. So that's all we did. After a few baths with me she was OK being washed.<br>
Then, we gave her *her* bath but I sat in the 2 inches of water in the tub with her and she was ok with that.<br><br>
And now she's back to loving her baths again.<br><br>
Sooo... I guess my point is, if you haven't tried it yet, you could try inviting her to get in *your* bath with you...<br><br>
GOOD LUCK
 

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Take the toys into the shower and have a shower together.<br><br>
Worked for us. Then we went back to baths.<br><br>
denny
 

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My dd can't tolerate water that is the least bit warm. It has to be cool or she screams. This is only a recent thing - she used to have no problem with water that was really warm - but her preference changed, I guess. As long as I keep the water cool she doesn't hate the bath.
 
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