Sunday, August 21, 2011

Before The Trauma Set In

This picture is a year old, before bath time became akin to torture. For the last eight months, every time I bathe him, I think my neighbor's might call DCFS because of all his screaming. He starts shrieking the instant he realizes the bath is coming, and doesn't stop until he's dressed.
Any suggestions out there for things I may not have tried to make it less traumatic for both of us?
Things tried include toys, varying water temperatures, bribery, bathing with him, showers (big failure there), and bubbles. I am hoping that someone out there has a panacea.
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Jo Ellen/Toots said...

I wonder what it was that made him decide bathing was akin to being boiled in oil?

Wendy said...

I've got nothing. Did he have a bad experience? Soap in eyes? Almost drowned? All mine LOVE the bath, but I don't think its anything I did.

Linette Smith said...

would a bubble-making gun help? or a foam-making gun? water balloons or thomas train bath toys? a little basketball set that suctions to the wall or a big squirt gun? may one of these ideas would help. love, mom

sarah said...

What about a handheld shower that he can hold? I realize the potential for mess, but there is potential for fun? Also does he get freaked out when G has her bath?

Janette said...

He survived bathing in bleach, and now objects to plain old baths???