Friday, April 22, 2011

Switching Things Up

For today's post, I'm going to switch it up and ask my followers for some advice.

Zoey is a wonderful baby. She sleeps through the night no problem. She isn't really that fussy. Heck, she even cut two teeth without us even realizing it.

The problem comes at bath time. She absolutely hates it. We try to make it fun for her and sing and move her legs to splash, but she just screams bloody murder. It's become a matter of let's do this as fast as possible to end the misery. On the nights we give her baths, which is about twice a week due to the fact she hates them so much, we do it right before bed. We started off using an infant tub and then my mom bought her a bath seat to see if that helped, but it didn't really.

Has anyone else had this problem? Any advice on how to help Zoey enjoy her baths more?


Marjorie said...

Twice a week. I would say bathe her those two times, but put her in the water more than that. Make it another play time in the day. A necessary thing. That's the only thing I can think of.

Nikki said...

Have you ever tried taking a bath with her? My son when he was about 8 months old had a scare in the bathtub and was terrified of baths for a couple of weeks after. I had to start getting in the tub with him. Holding him and letting him know he was safe. Slowly I could just sit on the edge, then back outside. I think if you always try to rush the bath, she'll think she has reason to be afraid. Hope that helps!

Tara Tyler said...

I like those above suggestions. Does she like the pool? Has she been? I never had trouble with my gung-ho boys. But with other things, like going to the doctor or dentist we would pretend with a stuffed toy to show what was going to happen. Maybe she could wash a doll, how old is she? There's always the sponge bath method with as little water as possible, not even in the tub =)