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after almost 2 years of struggling with DD to let us rinse her hair out in the tub (and going many many days with dirty hair), we finally figured out a way to do it and i just wanted to share with everyone. after lathering, we hold a mirror up so she can see her hair and move it up so she tilts her head to see herself. it worked so well - she giggled and laughed the whole time and we got all the shampoo out! yipeee!
 

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We put glow in the dark stars, moon and planet stickers on the ceiling. Some times it works, sometimes the hair doesn't get washed.
 

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Love the mirror Idea! Thanks.
 

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That's a great idea! At 15 mos we still don't have enough hair to really wash, but I'm keeping it in mind....
 

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Good idea. We stuck suction cup ducks to the wall and tell her to look at the duck. Well, I do. DH just dumps the water over her head.
 

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Great idea - I'll keep this one in mind. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
DS is younger than your LO, but here's what works (so far) for us - I put my hand under his chin, push up gently, & say "Up, up, up! Look at Mama." while pouring the water. I keep my hand there & have to say "up" A LOT, but it works! We may use the mirror trick, too!
 

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Great idea carrie a., definitely have to try it!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Good idea. We stuck suction cup ducks to the wall and tell her to look at the duck. Well, I do. DH just dumps the water over her head.</div>
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Ugh! Why do DH's do this? Mine does the same thing!
 

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Washing our 3 yo old's hair has always been a nightmare. So, surely going to try this. Thanks. Maybe a yr or more ago I tried another tip I'd read about somewhere - we stuck a picture of a Dolphin up on the ceiling of the bathtub and would try and get her to look at it when rinsing. But, it didn't really work for too long.
 

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THANK YOU! After a terrible bath night this is a great post to come and read. I feel so bad for her struggling under the waves of water but nothing i tried worked! This will i am almost sure of it!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Great idea - I'll keep this one in mind. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
DS is younger than your LO, but here's what works (so far) for us - I put my hand under his chin, push up gently, & say "Up, up, up! Look at Mama." while pouring the water. I keep my hand there & have to say "up" A LOT, but it works! We may use the mirror trick, too!</div>
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This is exactly what I do with my 17 mo DD! Works! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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