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My baby was born absolutely terrified of water. Just a few weeks ago she's finally become OK with taking baths in the sink, but has been horrified of the shower, so yesterday I decided to take a half hour to slowly accustom her to it. We stood outside the shower and watched it, then held our hands in it. She was a little scared, but never cried and got through it so well. By the time we were done, she was having a blast. Today we got in for a "real" shower meaning I used soap and shampoo and she loves it. YAY!<br><br>
So since I'm rambling <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> the thing I really wanted to say is that she's 7 months old and has no fear of water being poured over her head. I can put her all the way under the showerhead to rinse her hair or pour a cup of water over her. She likes it and will even put her head into the water herself so she can bend over and watch it pour down off of her eyelashes and nose.<br><br>
I had always heard that babies were scared to have water poured over their face. Is this something that usually happens later? Is my baby too young yet to be scared of it or are we just fortunate? I'm just curious what everyone else's experience is. I don't care either way. <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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DD doesnt mind having water poured over her head and never has. I can accidentally get water all over her face/eyes and she doesnt mind at all. She has always LOVED the bath. In fact the first time she giggled and laughed was in the bath when I squirted her with water from a rubber ducky <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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DS has never minded having water born over his face, after the first few weeks. The first few weeks he hated anything that was different. (The first few days he would cry if you adjusted him in your arms... especially if you switched arms.)<br><br>
Some toddlers get scared of it, but I think it's usually in how it's presented. (And whether or not they suck in water and choke for a sec) For DS it's a fun thing.
 

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My second Ds was born in water and is a true water baby. I have to hold him tight in the water because he thinks he can swim. My first Ds was more cautious, have you tried bathing with her. i get in the tub with my 2 boys.
 

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Some babies just don't like it. My daughter was never a fan of water on her face and still isn't (and to be honest, I hate water on my face!) My son really loves having water on his face. During bath time, I have to constantly remind him not to stick his entire face in the water all the time. He was born in the water and I really think that's part of it (every baby I know who was born in the water, LOVES water, but every "land' born child is a bit more cautious of it.)
 

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DD2 was born in the water and HATED water until 10 months old or so. She is almost 2 now and loves taking baths, it just took a while.
 

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DD is fine with water in her face/eyes. About 1/2 the time we do baths, but the other 1/2, she just goes under the showerhead with me. It doesn't seem to bother her at all.
 

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My Ds1 was born hating water. He is almost 3 and it is STILL a huge victory if we get through one washing without him freaking out. sigh. My Ds2 (12 mo now) was born loving it/couldn't care less. We put him in water directly after birth and he was all chill and calm. He's never cried during a bath or shower because of the water. When it runs onto his face he just shakes his head to get it off. If he had his way, he would be allowed to dive headfirst into bath/pool and just shake his face around in there to heart's content.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I have the same problem. We are still working on it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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No, we live in an efficiency and there's only room for one of those mini showers. No bath. I usually give her a bath in the sink.
 

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My boys were all the opposite: loved the bath, but screamed bloody murder if I tried to take them into the shower.<br>
My girl has only just started to not cry during baths. I haven't even bothered with the shower because I was sure it would freak her out, but maybe not.
 
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