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troubles at bath time

Postby leigh » Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:44 pm

hi, hope everyone is ok.
does anyone have any advice for a baby who is terrified of baths and screams like he is being murdered every time he is put anywhere near water!
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Postby DeniseM » Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:35 pm

My babies scream if the water has cooled too much. Also, I put a washcloth on their tummies so they don't feel naked, they seem to adjust better that way.
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Postby Susie » Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:47 pm

Hi,
Sorry i cant help much, but just to let you know that my DD went thru a phase like this and with Abby it got so bad that even walking past the washing up water in the sink would set her off screaming. I started by just sitting her on the bathroom floor and playing with her to try and let her know that just coz shes in the bathroom doesntmean shes gonna get bathed. I think she grew out of it eventually and we just washed her with a jug in the lounge for ages but shes fine now.
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Postby Zed2003 » Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:35 pm

My sister had this problem with her wee one - she's convinced it's because the hospital nurse more or less just dunked him in....

Anyway, she took it VERY slow... to start with had to just continue to top and tail. Then, I think she just filled a bit of the bath and encouraged him to just 'paddle' - up to ankles only. This went on for a while and over time, a bit more of the body was covered. She didn't force him and it seemed to work.

I always remember when Sam was first bath (he was in neo-natal care for the first 2 weeks or so as he was 7 weeks early), the nurse was fantastic and said - making sure the water is a nice temperature - you wouldn't like a cool bath would you??? She was right :lol:

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Postby leigh » Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:33 pm

Thanks for all your good advice.
I have been putting baby bath in big bath and making sure my arm is around him so he feels secure. I heeded the advice about the warm water, think I was over cautious about the temp before. He still looks terrified and clenches his little fists but he only cries now instead of screaming so i think he's starting to feel safer and happier about it.

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Re: troubles at bath time

Postby Lewiscordo » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:27 am

My personal 70-687 pdf children scream if the drinking water has refrigerated an excessive amount of. Additionally, My spouse and i fit the washcloth on their tummies so they do not feel bare-skinned, they appear to modify better this way.
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Re: troubles at bath time

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