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I know you must hear this tons! I don't know what to do? He screamed like it was killing him last night. I felt terrible! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: I finally got to use this icon!
 

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My ds hated getting his hair washed after he was in the shower with dh and got shampoo in his eyes. We'd been using a visor before that, which worked really well, but then it got stretched out too much, and the water (and shampoo) got underneath it. We tried washing his hair in the sink, and he screamed. I tried having him take his doll into the tub with him, and showing him how to wash the doll's hair, which worked to calm him down at least enough to get into the tub, but he still got upset when I washed his hair. Letting him participate in rinsing his hair helped a little. I just praised him a lot for being a brave boy when I did manage to wash it, and tried to teach him to put a washcloth over his eyes when I rinsed. I tried telling him to "look up at the sky", too, but he didn't catch on to that. Now, he's very good about it, though it's still not his favorite thing. He asks for the washcloth now, though, and kind of treats that as a security blanket. So, it all eventually worked out. What are you gonna do, you have to wash their hair sometimes, even if they scream, and make you feel like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: ! Good luck, it'll get easier <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> .
 

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Why wash it? I only use soap on dd's hands and I never use shampoo or other detergents on her. She has long, lovely hair. We shower together a couple times a week, and I wash the hair out around her face when we wash hands and face after eating. No one in our house uses shampoo anymore. She gets a tiny bit of run-off vinegar and water rinse from my hair sometimes, but usually she just gets water.
 

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I'd use just a little bit. one thing he might be able to do is to lie back in the tub and rinse his hair in the water by moving his head around just floating it? I've babysat two kids who did that and rinsing it was so much easier because of that.
 
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